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PG&E Debtors Will Not Contest Wildfire Causation 

Six months after filing for bankruptcy in January 2019, Pacific Gas & Electric—the utility company deemed responsible by investigators for certain tragic wildfires that raged through Northern California—filed a motion indicating it will not contest causation with respect to the 2018 Camp Fire or the twenty-two North Bay Fires that occurred in 2017. The motion will allow proceedings to continue to estimation hearings.

“Tens of thousands of California residents whose lives have been affected by the Wildfires need to know whether, and how much, they will recover from PG&E so they can continue the hard but necessary work of rebuilding lives that have been devastated by the Wildfires,” the court motion stated.

In May 2019, the California government concluded that PG&E is responsible for several deadly fires in California, including the 2018 Camp Fire. 

If you and your family suffered damages during the Camp Fire, please contact one of our attorneys today at (866) 265-0874 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim. We offer free consultations.

 

Veteran Files New Lawsuit Against 3M Over Defective Earplugs

In one of the latest complaints filed against 3M over its reversible Combat Arms earplugs, a U.S. Army veteran indicates that he sustained hearing damage alleged to be caused by the company’s defective earplugs that did not properly fit into the ear canal. From 2007 through 2015, when the veteran was discharged, he used the 3M earplugs during training and two deployments. The veteran claims that he, along with millions of other service members, were issued the dual-ended earplugs that 3M continued to sell to the U.S. military for years, even though the company knew the earplugs were defective.

If you or a loved one used 3M Combat Arms earplugs during your service in the U.S. military and suffer from hearing loss or tinnitus, please contact us by submitting the form or by calling us at <a href="tel:8889847988">(888) 984-7988</a> for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

Grant & Eisenhofer Lead Counsel in Petition on HIV Medication Lawsuit; Cases to be Centralized

Personal injury lawsuits, filed on behalf of hundreds of patients injured by Gilead’s HIV medications containing tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) antiviral medications, are slated to be coordinated in a single California state court action. The Foster City, Calif.-based pharma’s petition for dismissal was denied by the court, and now, the cases are headed towards coordination and trials.

Plaintiffs allege that, for more than a decade, Gilead withheld from sale a medication for HIV treatment that was safer and more effective than the drug the company promoted on the market at the time. The drugs, namely Viread, Truvada, Atripla, Complera and Stribild, caused toxicity to kidneys, bones, and teeth, and in some cases caused kidney failure and profound weakening of bones and/or teeth.

Plaintiffs’ firm Grant & Eisenhofer is lead counsel in the petition now pending before the California Judicial Council in San Francisco.

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

 

ALERT: Camp Fire Victims Must Claim to Recover Money from PG&E by October 21, 2019

Individuals affected by the 2018 Camp Fire reported to be caused by PG&E must file claims with the bankruptcy court by October 21, 2019 in order to recover money for injuries, evacuations, lost homes and businesses. Those who fail to submit paperwork by the deadline will not be eligible to receive compensation for damages. In May 2019, the California government concluded that PG&E is responsible for the deadly Camp Fire that decimated thousands of homes and businesses, displaced residents and caused unsafe water contamination. In June, PG&E told the court that it wants to pay victims for the tragedy it has caused.

If you and your family suffered damages during the Camp Fire, please contact one of our attorneys today at (866) 265-0874 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim. We offer free consultations.

California Wildfires Victims Closer To Receiving Aid

This week, a California court appointed Alternative Dispute Resolution specialist, Cathy Yanni, as administrator of the Wildfire Assistance Program. In this role, Yanni will develop eligibility requirements and application procedures for the distribution of the $105 million Wildfire Assistance Fund. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), whose faulty equipment was recently reported to have started the deadly Camp Fire, will provide the funds to help the communities and individuals recover from this tragedy. The raging fire decimated thousands of homes and businesses, displacing residents and causing unsafe after-effects such as water contamination. 

If you and your family suffered damages during the Camp Fire, please 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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