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Canadian woman files lawsuit against Bayer

Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2013 at 3:18 pm    

An Okanagan woman plans to file a lawsuit against the maker of the birth control pill Yasmin after she was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism.

Sarah Somerville experienced an adverse reaction after only a month of taking the birth control pill Yasmin that caused her to exhibit heart attack symptoms. When she sought medical attention at Kelowna General Hospital, a doctor told her that she had suffered a pulmonary embolism. Discharge papers from the hospital did note that obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and birth control pills were the three main reasons why Somerville had the pulmonary embolism.

Somerville now plans to join the class action suit against the drug giant Bayer and seeks to have Yasmin removed from the market.

Unfortunately, in the U.S. alone there are many women who have been negatively impacted by the birth control pill Yasmin. If you have suffered physical complications due to using Yasmin, call an attorney from Williams Kherkher at 800-641-9810. We may be able to help you obtain financial compensation.

Woman claims her daughter was harmed after using Zoloft

Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2013 at 2:39 pm    

A Pennsylvania mother has recently claimed that her unborn daughter developed congenital heart defects after the mother’s use of the antidepressant drug Zoloft. According to the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on June 13, the mother is seeking compensation after her unborn daughter developed defects that required surgery to be corrected.

The mother was prescribed and took the anti-depressant drug Zoloft during pregnancy. The plaintiff’s daughter was born with severe heart defects and had to undergo several surgeries before she reached her first birthday. The plaintiff claimed Pfizer did not properly warn the public about the danger of its products.

Sadly, many babies have been born with birth defects due to Zoloft use during pregnancy. Our lawyers at Williams Kherkher may be able to help these victims and their families obtain just compensation for their losses however. Find out how we can help you by calling (888) 220-0640.

BP oil spill court administrator opens investigation on staff lawyer

Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2013 at 2:09 pm    

Lafayette-based, court-appointed administrator, lawyer Patrick Juneau is investigating reports that the oil magnate BP can use as evidence to substantiate its claim that it hasn’t gotten a fair deal from the claims-processing team. Juneau said that, as of June 21, he has opened an investigation into the alleged misconduct of one of his staff lawyers, Lionel Sutton III, who resigned that same day according to Juneau’s spokesman Nick Gagliano.

According to Juneau’s office, they have received reports that Sutton was allegedly trying to influence the outcome of a claim filed by a New Orleans-based law firm, and such reports were given to U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier during a meeting on June 20.

Sutton reportedly denied the allegations discussed with him by Juneau, even though the report contained email passages with Sutton allegedly asking about his nearly $500,000 cut.

If you have lost property or suffered damages due to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, you may be owed money from the BP oil spill fund. Get in touch with a lawyer at Williams Kherker by calling (888) 220-0640 to further understand your legal options.

BP’s facing greater costs due to oil spill settlement

Posted on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 2:20 pm    

British multinational oil and gas company BP PLC’s $8 billion settlement deal with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill victims is slowly going awry.

BP contested settlement’s claims administrator Patrick Juneau’s interpretation of the 2012’s settlement, which could add more costs to the $42 billion bill, and appealed to have U.S. District Judge Carl Babier’s confirmation of Juneau’s interpretation corrected. Although the company is claiming that Juneau’s interpretation is incorrect, the settlement that the company agreed to states that businesses can get their damages covered if they simply meet a numerical formula.

BP’s shares dropped 1.2 percent, closing at 464 pence in London trading.

If your business or home was affected by the BP oil spill and you need help filing a claim or pursuing an appeal, contact our experienced and knowledgeable lawyers at Williams Kherker by calling (888) 220-0640 today.

Second Louisiana Explosion Leaves 1 Dead, Several Injured

Posted on Sunday, June 16th, 2013 at 3:15 pm    

An explosion occurred around 6 pm Friday evening at a CF Industries facility in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, located just miles from the site of Thursday’s deadly blast. According to State Police Trooper Jared Sandifer, nitrogen was being moved from an 18-wheeler by hose into a metallic “vessel” when pressure built up, resulting in the explosion. Sandifer is quoted as saying that this vessel should have been able “to hold thousands of pounds of pressure and it failed.”

One worker at the chemical plant has been reported dead and seven others were injured, some severely, and were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment. Sandifer also commented that the explosion doesn’t pose a threat to anyone near the site.

Our thoughts are with all the victims of this tragedy and their loved ones.

23 deaths recorded in Canada, likely due to Yasmin and Yaz use

Posted on Saturday, June 15th, 2013 at 5:15 pm    

Medical professionals in Canada suspect that the deaths of 23 women occurred due to ingestion of Yasmin or Yaz birth control pills. Documents stating this suspicion were recently released.

One of the fatalities is 18-year-old Miranda Scott, who died three years ago after she fell down while working out in a gym and complained she could not breathe. Scott died after blood clots formed in veins throughout her body, leading to a pulmonary embolism, according to the autopsy.

A recent report from Health Canada said 23 deaths and 600 people reporting adverse side effects  are suspected to be caused by the use of Yasmin and Yaz.

Bayer released a statement saying that they oppose the Canadian class-action lawsuit stating that Yasmin or Yaz use causes death and negative side effects.

Unfortunately, in the U.S. alone, many women have suffered serious health complications due to Yasmin and Yaz use. At Williams Kherkher, our lawyers are prepared to help the victims of this dangerous drug seek compensation. Thus, if you have been negatively impacted by Yasmin or Yas, find out how we can help you by calling (888) 220-0640.

Explosion at Louisiana Petrochemical Plant

Posted on Friday, June 14th, 2013 at 3:27 pm    

An explosion at a petrochemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana, about 20 miles south of Baton Rouge, has resulted in dozens of injuries and at least one death. The blast, which occurred at the Williams Olefins plant, occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 13. Soon after, authorities asked nearby residents to take shelter until the situation was contained. So far, there is no word on what caused the explosion.

The plant is a major source of important petrochemical products, annually producing 1.3 billion pounds of ethylene and 90 million pounds of propylene. This is not the first such accident to hit Southern Louisiana in recent years, either: at least two chemical plant explosions have occurred in the area since 2011.

The thoughts of everyone at Williams Kherkher are with the victims of this terrible incident and their families.

Williams Kherkher Launches

Posted on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 at 6:00 pm    

The attorneys at Williams Kherkher are excited to announce the launch of their new website, This site features the first publicly available, no-cost Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Causation Calculator. This calculator allows victims of the devastating 2010 BP oil spill to determine whether or not they meet the “V-Shaped Revenue Test,” a test that helps businesses and charities determine eligibility for compensation from the Deepwater Horizon Court Supervised Claim Center.

To utilize this useful tool, users only need to input their monthly gross revenue from May 2007 to December 2011. While there are other tests that are utilized to determine eligibility for compensation, the V-Shaped Revenue Test is by far the most common, and with, potential claimants can determine their eligibility in approximately five minutes for no cost.

To learn more about the new website, the V-Shaped Revenue Test, or pursuing compensation for your losses following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, click here.

Deep vein thrombosis complications

Posted on Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 12:14 pm    

Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), or the condition were blood clots are formed in the lower extremities, usually in the lower legs, can cause complications that may lead to a pulmonary embolism and post-thrombotic syndrome.

DVT may lead to a serious pulmonary embolism (PE) if a piece of a blood clot breaks off and blocks the blood vessels in the lungs. A pulmonary embolism can be deadly if it is not treated as it damages the lungs.

DVT may also lead to post-thrombotic syndrome if it damages valves in the veins, causing blood concentrations to form in the lower leg. Long-term pain, swelling, and leg ulcers may occur to people with post-thrombotic syndrome.

Unfortunately, deep-vein thrombosis is a serious health issue that has been linked with the use of Yasmin birth control pills. If you have suffered such a complication after using these dangerous birth control pills, our legal team at Williams Kherkher may be able to help you take legal action for your suffering. Learn more about taking legal action by calling (888) 220-0640.

Oklahoma Tornado Raises Asbestos Concerns

Posted on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 at 2:39 pm    

The recent tornado which devastated Moore, Oklahoma, posed serious health and safety concerns for residents for a variety of reasons. While the initial devastation of the tornado was clearly the main source of concern, other consequences of the disaster may continue to be felt for years, or even decades, to come. This is because, as a result of the devastation, many public health experts are worried that residents of the area may be exposed to asbestos.

Asbestos is a mineral that was commonly used in construction until the late 1970s, largely for its ability to provide fire-resistant insulation in homes and other buildings. However, its use was prohibited in most industries because exposure to asbestos has the potential to cause serious health problems. The most worrying of these is the development of mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that affects the inner lining of the body’s internal organs. Sadly, many homes and other buildings devastated by the recent tornado may have asbestos-containing materials in them, exposing clean up crews and even residents to significant health risks. For this reason, it is important that the cleanup in Moore, Okla., be conducted quickly and by experienced professionals, in order to ensure that residents aren’t exposed to further health dangers.

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