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St. Louis Jury Delivers Stunning $4.69 Billion Award in Talcum Powder Cancer Case

St. Louis Jury Delivers Stunning $4.69 Billion Award in Talcum Powder Cancer Case

In July, a St. Louis jury awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who alleged that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products, used for feminine hygiene purposes, caused their ovarian cancer. The damage award comprises $550 million in compensation and $4.14 billion in punitive damages. Punitive damages are only available in personal injury cases where a… Read More »

Donald W. Marcari Named to 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers List for Personal Injury

Donald W. Marcari, founding partner at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, has been selected to the 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers list for personal injury attorneys. Mr. Marcari, a former JAG trial lawyer whose first case was the inspiration for the movie A Few Good Men, has been practicing personal injury law in Virginia and North… Read More »

Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban Welcomes Two New Attorneys

Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban Welcomes Two New Attorneys

Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban welcomes two new associates to our law firm. Courtney Mann and Zachary Poole are working out of our Charlotte, North Carolina office, assisting clients with their personal injury claims. Clients will benefit from their energy, intelligence and dedication, as they grow under the guidance of a veteran staff with more… Read More »

Who Is Most at Risk of Harm from Roundup Weed Killer

Who Is Most at Risk of Harm from Roundup Weed Killer?

In March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, the world’s most popular weed killer, is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Studies have suggested a connection between the chemical and several deadly health conditions, including leukemia and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. According to ConsumerSafety.org, “Monsanto is now facing… Read More »

Complications with Essure® Linked to Halt of Sales?

In 2002, Bayer received approval by the FDA to sell and promote a non-surgical option of permanent birth control for women. Due to reported complaints, the FDA listed the potential warnings and ordered Bayer to conduct a study on the patients using this implant. Mood disorder, headaches, hair loss, weight gain, pain, bleeding, allergic reactions,… Read More »

Talcum Powder Tied to Cancer in Women

Talcum powder is a mineral composed of magnesium, silicon and oxygen. This powder breaks down friction, preventing dry skin and rashes while also absorbing moisture. There is no definitive evidence, however based on research and speculation, there is a possible tie between talcum powder triggering women to form cancers such as; ovarian, cervical, uterine and… Read More »

Can Asbestos Exposure Qualify a Veteran’s Survivors for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

Can Asbestos Exposure Qualify a Veteran’s Survivors for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation?

As mass tort attorneys, we at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban pursue justice for mesothelioma patients who were negligently exposed to asbestos in their workplace. But we are also loyal advocates for VA disability benefits. Occasionally, these two aspects of our practice align, and that is the case for veterans who were exposed to asbestos… Read More »

Did Uber’s Driverless Car Decide Not to Avoid a Fatal Accident

Did Uber’s Driverless Car Decide Not to Avoid a Fatal Accident?

In March, a self-driving Uber SUV in suburban Tempe struck and killed a pedestrian, sending shock waves throughout the auto and technology industries. Uber, which was road-testing fully autonomous vehicles in and around Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto, abruptly stopped the testing. The victim, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who was walking a bicycle outside the… Read More »

Don Marcari to Appear on 48 Hours: NCIS on June 19

Did a duplicitous online love affair between two people who never met lead to an innocent Marine being murdered? Watch Don Marcari as he appears on 48 Hours: NCIS on Tuesday, June 19 at 10/9c EST on CBS. Catch the preview below:

How New North Carolina Laws May Directly Affect You

How New North Carolina Laws May Directly Affect You

Every legislative session brings new laws, but there’s usually a delay between the passing of a law and its implementation. As a result, many state residents forget the laws are coming. In 2018, there are a few laws you need to know about that may affect you directly. They concern opioids, veterans’ rights, and police… Read More »