Jury awards family over $10M in mesothelioma case

Mesothelioma is a rare but deadly cancer of the thin membranes that line the chest and abdomen caused by the inhalation of asbestos. This tragic disease primarily affects workers such as mechanics, construction workers and other laborers, who suffer exposure.

Increasingly, the families of patients who suffer from this disease are winning substantial financial awards in court. Continue reading

Navigating the end of life: How to prepare

Preparing for the end of life can be a difficult task for anyone. Dividing up possessions and finances can be even more difficult.

Kelley and Ferraro Associate Attorney Joseph Stottner discussed how people should begin preparing for the end of their life, how to navigate the legal requirements and more. He also touched on the damage asbestos has done to those exposed on jobsites. Continue reading

Zantac multidistrict litigation case enters discovery phase

After Zantac was pulled from the shelves, law firms have been working to get compensation for the people and families affected by the negative side effects of the medicine.

Kelley & Ferraro Associate Brian Kelley joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss what the firm is doing for their clients with regards to both the Zantac and Roundup weed killer cases. Continue reading

Ongoing legal battle over defective ear protection issued to military members

From 2003 to 2015, there were tens of thousands of reports of tinnitus and hearing loss from veterans who used their military issued 3M ear protection.

Kelley & Ferraro Attorney Ed Kelley joined the AWF Union Podcast to talk about the ongoing lawsuit involving the defective ear protection and causing hearing damage or loss from use of the product.

Defective ear protection

The United States military purchased millions of units of ear protection from 3M, which were standard issue by the military to their members. The equipment was to protect the user’s ears from concussive blasts from explosive equipment and loud noise from their weapons being fired.

Years after use, thousands of veterans had reported hearing damage and loss, and tinnitus. It was found that the products were defective and did not stay in place properly, exposing soldiers ears to the loud blasts.

Pursuing a lawsuit against 3M
The case against 3M will be a multidistrict litigation case. Since there were thousands of veterans affected by the faulty equipment across the country, the case will be tried on behalf of everyone involved in one central location.

There will be a few plaintiffs used as an example to get the case moving forward. The case will represent everyone affected.



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Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown Fighting for Workers in the Face of GOP Attacks on Workplace Protections

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 4 about attacks on workers demanding better workplace protections. Continue reading

Senator Sherrod Brown Pushes to Put More Money into the Pockets of Workers During the Pandemic

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