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Roundup Weed Killer Leads to Cancer

Roundup Practice Area Mass Tort

Roundup Weed Killer has been linked to risk of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma as well as other cancer side effects. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released a report in March 2015, which concluded that glyphosate, which is the active ingredient in Roundup, is linked to cancer. The IARC report also linked four other pesticides that were shown to cause cancer. Other studies published in the United States and other countries linked Roundup and cancer together as well. Starting with 2001 in the Canadian Study, then the U.S. Study, and in 2008 in the Swedish Study. All of these publications found that the...

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Board of Governors for the MAJ

Board of Governors

Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. Associate Attorneys, Caroline Scott Hommell and Amanda G. Fritz, were recently appointed to the Board of Governors for the Mississippi Association for Justice. They look forward to representing our clients and the Mission of Justice for all Mississippians while they serve in these critical roles. Caroline Scott Hommell, Associate Attorney for Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. handles Workers' Compensation for our Gulfport, MS office area. She is admitted to practice in all Mississippi State Courts, the Mississippi Supreme Court, District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of Mississippi, and the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Amanda G. Fritz,...

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Eliquis Side Effects

Eliquis Practice Area Mass Tort

The blood thinning medication Eliquis (apixaban) has been linked to serious internal bleeding complications that may be fatal. If you or a loved one took apixaban and suffered any of the following Eliquis side effects, contact us today: Bleeding on the brain Intestinal bleeding Kidney bleeding Uncontrolled bleeding Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) Death Different Blood Thinner, Same Complications Eliquis (apixaban) was introduced in 2012 by Pfizer and Bristol-Meyers Squibb to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation and to prevent blood clots in patients undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery. It is the third member of a new generation of blood thinners, behind...

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Amanda G. Fritz Selected to Speak at MWCEA


We congratulate Amanda G. Fritz for being chosen by the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Educational Association to present a seminar on the fundamentals of Workers’ Compensation Law at its annual conference in Biloxi, MS. Amanda Fritz along with co-presenter,Amanda Myers of Anderson Crawley and Burke, covered the basics required to understand workers’ compensation law in Mississippi. The Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference is held every year to educate, update, and bring together, commissioners, judges, attorneys, doctors, and claims representatives from across the state of Mississippi and the southern region. The Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Educational Association promotes interaction between companies in the workers’...

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Congratulations Ray L. Gustavis

Ray L. Gustavis Louisisana

Congratulations to Ray L. Gustavis , Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. Associate Attorney, for recently being admitted to the Louisiana State Bar. Ray joined the firm in 2016 after graduating magna cum laude from Mississippi College School of Law. Ray practices primarily in the areas of workers compensation and personal injury. She looks forward to serving citizens of both Mississippi and Louisiana. Some of Rays other accomplishments during law school included Mississippi College School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, 2016; American Jurisprudence Award in Business Associations and Mediation; Hearin Fellow Scholarship recipient; Tom S. Lee Scholarship recipient; National Order of Barristers; External Appellate...

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Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Exposed Many To Bacteria

Stockert 3T

Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler systems are being blamed for several life-threatening infections in more patients than originally believed. The cardiac heating/cooling device is used to keep the blood and organs at a steady temperature during open heart surgery. Patients have filed lawsuits against the manufacturer of the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System, made by LivaNova PLC, formerly Sorin Group Deutschland. The unit is sometimes known as the Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler System. Manufactured in Germany, the cardiac heater-cooler unit has been linked to patient deaths related to infections since January 2014, according to the FDA. The infected heart surgery devices allegedly were contaminated with Mycobacterium chimaera, which can...

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Preventable Health Care Harm Is a Public Health Crisis

Preventable Health Care Harm Is a Public Health Crisis

Preventable Health Care Harm Is a Public Health Crisis Preventable harm in health care is a public health crisis, with estimates placing it as a leading cause of death in United States. The National Patient Safety Foundation calls on health care leaders and policymakers to initiate a coordinated public health response to improve patient safety and drive the collective work needed to ensure that patients and those who care for them are free from preventable harm. Such an approach has already contributed to significant reductions in health care-associated infections. NPSF believes that a public health response-one that draws on the experience and expertise...

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Ovarian Cancer And Talcum Powder Lawsuits

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer

Women who regularly use talcum baby powder on their genital area increase their risk of ovarian cancer by 24 percent, according to talc cancer research. This talcum powder information is highly disturbing considering that nearly 40 percent of women are said to regularly use baby powder for personal hygiene after bathing and showering. Some of the most popular talc powder products used are Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. The first baby powder lawsuit to go to trial over ovarian cancer claims occurred in October 2013. The plaintiff accused Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn her that Johnson’s Baby Powder...

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Recall Settlements

Stryker Metal Hip Implant Recall Settlements More legal claims are being filed against the manufacturer of Stryker LFIT hip implant replacement system following the recall of its femoral head component. As the number of federal claims increases, plaintiffs have filed a motion to consolidate them into a multidistrict litigation, or MDL. Plaintiffs filed the motion with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Jan. 13, 2017. The motion seeks to transfer all pending federal court cases over the Stryker LFIT hip replacement to a single court under a single judge with the intent to coordinate pretrial motions, discovery and bellwether trials. There are currently...

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Protect Yourself from Government Ban on Lawsuits and Damages

Protect Yourself from Government Ban on Lawsuits and Damages

Protect Yourself from Government Ban on Lawsuits and Damages There is an all-out attack on clients’ rights on the House floor this week through a series of bills. Each bill will have devastating consequences.  All of these bills were rushed through the House Judiciary Committee without a single hearing.  No testimony was heard from anyone impacted by any of these bills.  There is something that can be done to stop this and to protect yourself from Government Ban on Lawsuits and Damages. The series of bills included: H.R. 725: Over reaching by the federal government into disputes involving parties in the same...

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