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American Medical Association Calls for Ban on Vaping Products

As more and more vaping illnesses and deaths occur due to e-cigarette use, the American Medical Association has called for a ban on these products. Lung injuries associated with E-cigarettes, or vaping, are known as EVALI, and lead to hospitalization of nearly all patients. Health officials have identified vitamin E acetate, an oil used in THC cartridges that many young people vape, as a possible contributor.

Juul Labs, the company that holds 70% of the E-cigarette and vaping product market, is at the center of many lawsuits and federal investigations alleging that the company targeted young people, including minors, and failed to warn consumers that their vaping products contain nicotine. Juul is also being accused of promoting its vaping products as healthier alternatives to cigarettes. Vape pen use, often called Juuling, has been linked to lung damage and even death among young people.

If you or a loved one suffered a vaping related illness or died from a vaping illness, please call us at 888-984-7988 to discuss your potential claim. We offer free consultations.

Deadline to File for Camp Fire Compensation Expires on New Years’ Eve

One year ago, California experienced the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history—the Camp Fire that destroyed thousands of families and took 85 lives. In the wake of the destruction, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), the company officials deemed to be responsible for starting the blaze, filed for bankruptcy. Now, residents have until 5pm on December 31st to file for compensation from PG&E.

Those eligible to make claim may be any person or entity (including property owners, renters, occupants, businesses, and others) that sustained loss or injury after the Northern California fires that started prior to PG&E’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing on January 29, 2019.

If you or your family suffered damages during the Camp Fire, don’t wait until the deadline to file your claim. Contact one of our attorneys today at (866) 265-0874 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim. We offer free consultations.

PG&E Settles Wild Fire Claims for $13.5 Billion

In the latest news concerning the Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) wildfire disasters, the utility company agreed Friday to pay $13.5 billion to settle individual claims associated with the deadly Camp Fire in Paradise, CA, Ghost Ship Fire in Oakland, CA, and several other fires that took place in recent years. The Camp Fire claimed the lives of 85 people, destroying thousands of family homes and other structures in its wake; and the Ghost Ship Fire killed 36 people.

PG&E filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January 2019 following the Camp Fire—California’s deadliest wildfire—in November 2018. This $13.5 billion settlement, while subject to a number of conditions, allows the utility company to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy next year. This settlement is also the third in the slew of settlements with PG&E—the company previously reached a $1 billion settlement with California public entities, cities, and counties, as well as an $11 billion agreement with insurance companies pertaining to 2017 and 2018 fires.

Following this settlement announcement, PG&E will now work to finalize its reorganization plan. Supporting the settlement and the plan is over $12 billion in equity backstop commitments.

If you and your family suffered damages during the Camp Fire and want to file a compensation claim to receive part of the $13.5 billion settlement, you must do so by 5pm on December 31st.  Don’t wait until the deadline to file your claim. Contact one of our attorneys today at (866) 265-0874 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim. We offer free consultations.

Cases Moving Forward in Truvada Lawsuit Concerning Kidney and Bone Problems

Plaintiffs’ firm Grant & Eisenhofer is liaison counsel in a coordinated proceeding filed by plaintiffs injured by harmful HIV medications manufactured by Gilead Sciences, Inc. Lawsuits allege that as early as the 1990s, Gilead knew of the harmful side effects of its tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) drugs (which include Viread®, Truvada®, Atripla®, Complera®, and Stribild®), but withheld the safer alternative, tenofovir alafenamide (TAF), despite the risks. These TDF drugs are linked to severe side-effects such as chronic kidney disease, bone density loss, fracturing and tooth loss. Gilead is being sued over accusations that it withheld the safer alternative to TDF to reap profits from booming sales.

If you or a loved one took Viread®, Truvada®, Atripla®, Complera®, or Stribild® and suffer from kidney disease, bone density loss, fractures or tooth loss, please contact us by calling (888) 984-7988 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

DON’T WAIT: You Have Until December 31st to Claim Camp Fire Compensation

Residents have only a few more weeks to file a claim for compensation relating to the deadly Camp Fire that broke out in Paradise, CA one year ago. December 31st at 5pm is the cut-off for claims to be made in the Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Company Bankruptcy Case. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, where the case is being heard, extended the deadline to file claims for losses or damages arising from fires that occurred in Northern California prior to January 29, 2019—the date PG&E filed for bankruptcy. The wildfires were the deadliest in the state’s history, displacing thousands of families and taking 85 lives. According to officials, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) was concluded to be responsible for the blaze.

If you and your family suffered damages during the Camp Fire, don’t wait until the deadline to file your claim. You may need to collect certain pieces of information or documents relating to your claim, which could take days or even weeks. Contact one of our attorneys today at (866) 265-0874 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim. We offer free consultations.

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