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Baby Powder Can Leave a Mark

If you've ever used baby powder, you've come in contact with something called talc. Talc is a mineral that contains magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. It absorbs moisture well, so it's used in a lot of products meant to prevent rashes, like hygienic powders for adult women.  But researchers have found talc might be very dangerous. Some studies have connected talcum powder and ovarian cancer, and the courts have taken notice:  In February 2016, a jury awarded $72 million against Johnson & Johnson for their products' link to ovarian cancer, in part because the company was apparently aware of the risks and didn't warn consumers. The case has led to many similar lawsuits.  Injured by talc? We can help!   There's a very interesting finding from all these talcum powder cases: talc can remain in the ovaries as evidence. That means not only can talcum powder likely cause this extremely dangerous disease – sometimes it can even be proven with the product itself.  My Memphis baby powder injury firm is currently taking talcum powder cases. I'm speaking with potential clients now.  If a woman you know has used Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder or shower to shower product consistently and developed ovarian cancer, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact me today  to discuss your situation for free.

That Time We Shamed an Injured Aunt

Memphis personal injury lawyer Darrell Castle discusses the injury lawsuit of a CT aunt against her 12-year-old nephew.

When to Call a Memphis Car Wreck Lawyer

Today’s drivers are distracted; there are no two ways about it. Whether they’re checking how many likes their photo got, fighting with their spouse via text, or simply not paying attention to the task at hand, driving these days is dangerous. When an accident does occur, we’re traveling at high speeds in huge machines–a recipe for disaster. When this happens, you need to call a Memphis car wreck lawyer ASAP. But why? When you’re injured in a car wreck, you often find yourself facing massive medical and vehicle repair bills. You might have been so injured that you even missed work and wages! It would seem logical that insurance companies would help you pay for these bills and lost wages, right? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Why hire a Memphis car wreck lawyer? Insurance companies want to minimize the payouts they give in the event of injury to save money, but what about the people, the victims? Hiring a lawyer to represent you in a car accident settlement can get you the compensation you need to pay your bills, cover your lost wages, and help repair or replace your vehicle. But there are a few things you need to do before seeing a Memphis car wreck lawyer to ensure that you prepare him or her as best you can! Have you or a loved one been injured in a car wreck? We can help! 1. Get Witness Information When you know you did not cause the accident, it’s critical to take down the contact information of witnesses at the scene. Police may list a witness or two at the scene in your police report, but there might be unreported witnesses with much better information about the collision. If you’re physically able to, ask anyone who might have seen the accident for their name and phone number so you can call them later. Otherwise, you risk losing their eyewitness information for good! 2. Take or obtain photos of the damages Another crucial part of your evidence, photos of the damage to your car and to your person will help support your case to the insurance company. Sometimes insurance companies will try to downplay the severity of your injuries or lost wages by claiming that the damage to the vehicle “doesn’t look too bad.” However, the bruises that covered your body and the burns from the seatbelt tell a different story! Make sure you have photos of your injuries, as well as photos of any damage to miscellaneous property, like cell phones or laptops that were broken in the crash. 3. Go to the doctor Too often according to insurance companies, if you were injured, you’d have gone to the doctor, right? Don’t try to “tough it out” in this situation; make sure you visit a doctor promptly so they can assess and make note of your injuries. If you’re injured and an ambulance is offered at the scene, take the ambulance!   Don’t have health insurance? That’s no excuse. An emergency room can survey your injuries, take x-rays, and provide you with any necessary medication. Your auto insurance should pay for these medical bills. If you were a passenger without your own auto insurance policy, you have no excuses, either! The driver’s insurance should pay for your medical care. Don’t skip this step. You’ll regret it if you do. 4. Call a Memphis car wreck lawyer ASAP The most important step is calling an attorney as soon as possible. Not only will the details of the case be fresh in the minds of the witnesses and you, the victim, but your attorney will be able to counsel you as to what you should and should not say to support your case. If you do find yourself in a hospital, now is the time to call . Your attorney will obtain the police report and begin the investigation without delay. Our Memphis car wreck lawyers are here to help you get the compensation you need and deserve. We treat our clients with respect – you’re not just a statistic here. If you’ve been in a car wreck, don’t hesitate. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer for free, or call us anytime at 901.327.1212 . 

What We Can Learn from the Gawker Bankruptcy Case

Memphis bankruptcy lawyer Darrell Castle discusses the Gawker bankruptcy and what individuals can learn from the company’s financial troubles.

Debt Collectors Harassing You? Filing for Bankruptcy Can Put an End to That

End credit harassment and get out of debt through a bankruptcy By: Darrell Castle If you’re behind on your bills, debt collectors can be a big pain. They’ll call you when you wake up, when you’re at work, when you’re eating dinner with your family and when you’re asleep. They can be relentless. Read More

Dog Owners Are to Blame When Their Dogs Kill People | Memphis Dog Attack Attorneys

Local man was mauled to death by a pack of dogs By: Darrell Castle Dogs kill people. It’s a harsh statement, but it’s true that when a dog owner doesn’t properly take care of his or her dog, it has the potential to become dangerous. Read More

Dog Bite Prevention Starts With Education | Memphis Personal Injury Lawyer

Parents should teach their kids how to behave around dogs By: Darrell Castle An estimated 4.7 million dog bites occur every year in the United States, 800,000 of which require medical care! The insurance industry pays over $1 billion in dog bite claims annually. Read More

Dog Attacks in Memphis & Liability Issues

Recent attacks in Memphis have brought vicious animals back into the headlines. First, a pit bull terrier attacked a toddler who wandered onto his neighbor’s property. Then, only three days later, two pit bulls and a Rottweiler attacked two adults. Read More

Does Zofran Cause a Hole in the Heart?

By: Darrell Castle Was your baby born with a hole in the heart? If you took Zofran, then there’s a good chance that’s why. Many doctors prescribe Zofran to mothers during the first trimester of their pregnancy. It’s used to treat the symptoms of morning sickness – nausea and vomiting. And it has a history…

Does Your Spouse Have to File Bankruptcy if He or She is Listed on the Car With You?

It might be in your best interest if your spouse does file with you By: Darrell Castle If you’re in debt and considering filing for bankruptcy, we’d love to talk to you. You can call (901) 327-2100 or fill out one of the contact forms on this page to schedule a free consultation with an…