Because Fine, Olin & Anderman, LLP (FOA) is committed to working with union members, everything we do is to benefit the worker. Whether you come to FOA because you have been injured on the job and are eligible for Workers’ Compensation, or can no longer work and need Social Security Disability Benefits, have a Personal Injury, or need an attorney for General Legal Services or Veterans Disability Benefits, we will be right there with you every step of the way, no matter how long it takes.
A mass tort is a group civil action where plaintiffs with a common claim pursue legal action against a common defendant in a State or Federal court. Mass torts are filed by representatives of a group who have suffered injuries that are due to a corporation’s negligence or irresponsibility. Currently, there are Mass Tort actions against Juul/Commonly Used Vaping Products and the pharmaceutical companies who manufacturer Zantac and Elmiron.
If you or a loved one have used Juul or any other Vaping Products or have taken Elmiron or Zantac and experienced any of the below illnesses, please contact Fine, Olin & Anderman, LLP immediately. We are currently accepting the types of aforementioned cases and are readily available to address your legal questions and concerns.
JUUL / Vaping
The firm is actively investigating the claims on behalf of those who have been diagnosed with a Vaping-related or lung injury or who were diagnosed with one of the below injuries at or near the time of Vaping:
- Acute respiratory, cardiac, or neurological injury.
- Qualifying acute injuries include but are not limited to:
- Collapsed Lung
- Bronchiolitis (“Popcorn Lung”)
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
- Cardiac Arrest
- Heavy Metal Poisoning (i.e. Cobalt, Cadmium, Lead)
- Other neurological condition
Please note that if a claimant is under the age of 25 years old, the firm can also help with addiction claims, and/or cases with a chronic respiratory injury (i.e. COPD, asthma) provided there is no prior long-term smoking history. All injuries must be suffered at or near the time of vaping.
Elmiron is a drug commonly prescribed to treat interstitial cystitis and osteoarthritis. If you or a loved one were prescribed and took Elmiron for at least six months or longer and as a result experienced any one of the below injuries, please contact the firm to discuss possible legal action.
- Pigmentary Maculopathy
- Retinal Maculopathy
- Macular Degeneration
- Pattern Dystrophy
- Vision Loss / Vision Impairment
- Visual disturbances
- Blurred Vision
- Blindness (unilateral or bilateral)
Zantac is one of the most widely used medications in the United States to treat heartburn. It is also used to treat and prevent ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease. The pharmaceutical company that manufactures Zantac has recalled the drug as it contains findings of a known carcinogen, NDMA. The FDA is alerting patients and health care providers of these recalls and is simultaneously continuing to conduct further testing to determine the levels of NDMA.
NDMA is an organic chemical and known carcinogen used in different kinds of fuels, pesticides and industrial materials. All the major world heath organizations have classified NDMA as a cancer causing agent. If you have been diagnosed with any of the below cancers, please contact Fine, Olin & Anderman, LLP to discuss legal action against the manufacturer:
- Bladder Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Intestinal Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Breast Cancer
If you are currently taking Zantac, please discuss the potential risks and alternative treatment options with your health care provider.
Note: Some case types may be handled with Co-Counsel.