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May 26, 2019

Stunning $2 Billion Award to California Couple in Roundup Weed Killer Case

It's stunning. This month, a California couple was awarded a $2.055 billion verdict for their Roundup weed killer case against Monsanto. The award amounted to $55 million in compensation for both economic and non-economic damages and $2 billion in punitive damages. Though legal analysts, as NPR points out, suggest the punitive damages will be reduced upon appeal, this verdict is significant. Why…
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Law Firm
May 26, 2019

Will My Roundup Weed Killer Case Result in an Award in the Millions?

The first three product liability cases tried against Monsanto for its Roundup weed killer have resulted in awards not only in the millions but -- with the most recent case in California to a husband and wife -- in the billions. $2.055 billion to be exact. The award resulted in $55 million in compensation and $2 billion in punitive damages…
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Causes - Wrongful Deaths
Law Firm
May 12, 2019

What are Common Causes of Wrongful Deaths in California?

Wrongful deaths are those deaths that occur via someone else's or another entity's negligence, intentional act, or recklessness. These kinds of deaths are traumatic and shocking to family and friends. Often the death occurs immediately, but many times the death takes place after a period of time. When wrongful death happens, family members or beneficiaries may be entitled to file…
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Opioid victims - Lawfirm
Law Firm
May 12, 2019

Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in California for Opioid Addiction?

There is so much in the news about the federal government and state governments filing lawsuit after lawsuit against the makers and distributor (e.g., Oklahoma’s settlement with Purdue Pharma) of opioid drugs. At the start of this month, a jury found Insys Therapeutics guilty of bribing doctors to push its opioid products, particularly a “highly addictive fentanyl spray.” The jury…
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Evidence - investigation
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May 9, 2019

What Evidence Do You Need in a Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Case?

Mesothelioma is aggressive cancer; it kills. And its cause is mostly linked to exposure to asbestos. People suffering from mesothelioma are usually those who worked with or around the asbestos, had family members who worked with or around the substance, or had the substance in their homes. Manufacturers of the substance mostly went bankrupt due to the lawsuits, and through…
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Cancer causes - Ledgerlaw
Law Firm
May 9, 2019

What Kind of Cancer Can You Get from Roundup?

Roundup, a Monsanto weed-killer product, has been in the news quite a lot lately. Lawsuit after lawsuit has been filed and judgments have been recently rendered -- not in favor or Roundup -- and there are thousands of more to come. What injury has Monsanto’s weed-killer caused in all of this product liability and personal injury cases? Cancer. Here, we…
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Law Firm
May 9, 2019

How is Non-Economic Loss Calculated in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in California?

In wrongful death claims, family members and beneficiaries may qualify to file for compensation for damages they endure. These damages are known as economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are pretty straight forward; they are the tangible expenses that are relatively easy to identify and calculate. They include things like: Medical bills; Funeral expenses; Household services; and Other qualifying out-of-pocket…
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Wrongful Death Claim
Law Firm
May 9, 2019

What is the Concept Behind a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

In personal injury claims, the concept behind the claim is simple: to make you whole again -- or at least to the extent possible. Any personal injury caused by another person or entity’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional act is a personal injury for which you are entitled compensation -- so long as the damages can be quantified in terms of…
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April 29, 2019

How Long Do I Have To File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit In California?

In California, a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date of your loved one's passing. There are no exceptions to this rule except for one. You may think: that's ok, two years is a long time. But two years is not a long time, and below is why. Why File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit As…
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Law Firm
April 21, 2019

Should you settle or go to trial for your mesothelioma case?

So, you are offered a settlement in your Mesothelioma case. What do you do? You are anxious -- no doubt -- to get your compensation and be done with it. But then, you question yourself and the settlement: is it enough? Is it enough to help your family after cancer takes full control of your body? Is it enough to…
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