Toxic Injury

Jury in California Orders Monsanto to Pay $2 Billion in Landmark Roundup® Verdict

A jury in Oakland, California recently ordered Monsanto—manufacturer of Roundup® Weed Killer—to pay more than $2 billion to a Northern California couple suffering from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This marks the third jury verdict to reinforce allegations the product causes cancer. An article on the landmark verdict appears here. About Glyphosate    While Monsanto and its parent company, …

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Link Between Contaminated Water and Disability Claims

For more than thirty years, the United States Marine Corps was responsible for exposing soldiers stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina to toxic chemicals through contaminated water. Policies have been reformed since that time to provide healthcare coverage and disability benefits to those victims, but statistics show many are still struggling to receive the …

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Victims of Contaminated Camp Lejeune Water May Receive Automatic Veterans Disability Benefits

For decades, soldiers and families of service members living on the grounds of North Carolina’s U.S. Marine Corps base, Camp Lejeune, have suffered from serious medical conditions blamed on contaminated water. Many victims have filed for veterans disability benefits only to have their claims denied. This may soon change. The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs …

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North Carolina Coal Ash Moratorium Lifted, Posing Threat of Toxic Exposure to Public

Toxic ash is a byproduct of burning coal used to create electricity. The North Carolina toxic exposure lawyers at HensonFuerst explain coal ash can contain many heavy metals that are harmful to humans, including arsenic, lead, and mercury. Despite the risks toxic coal ash can pose to the public, a moratorium on the use of …

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Contaminated Water Prompts Safety Warnings From North Carolina Officials

Duke Energy remains under public scrutiny after tests showed that private wells of hundreds of landowners with property near the site of a massive coal ash spill were contaminated with toxic heavy metals. Reports indicate the contaminated water sources contained unsafe levels of iron, lead, magnesium, arsenic, and vanadium. Following last year’s spill, legislators passed …

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