September 2021 Issue
Mass Tort Case Updates
A chemical herbicide that has been linked to Parkinson’s Disease. The manufacturers are facing a growing number of lawsuits brought by people who were exposed to the chemical and later developed Parkinson’s Disease. This month, one of the first cases filed is set to go to trial in Illinois. The case is being watched closely as it will set the tone for future lawsuits.
In the 1980s it was discovered by Sanofi that their Zantac had a tendency to contain the carcinogen NDMA within Zantac during its development, however, the general public did not catch wind of this until much more recently in 2019. In that time Zantac became one of the first drugs in history to generate more than $1 billion in annual sales, with $38 billion in global sales just in 2018. For almost three decades Sanofi has neglected to warn federal regulators, consumers, and doctors of the carcinogenic risk of Zantac; they must be held accountable. If you or a member of your family was diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac you may be able to file a lawsuit against Sanofi. Through this, you would be able to obtain compensation for the suffering, expenses, pain, and other loss related to Zantac cancer as well as having an opportunity to hold Sanofi accountable for negligence.
3M Military Earplugs
A federal jury in Florida recently decided that the 3M company was liable for three service members’ hearing loss and tinnitus. The jury determined that 3M knew their earplugs were defective yet concealed their defects from the U.S. military and allowed service members to suffer life-altering hearing damage. The jury awarded them more that $7 million in damages. Remember, it costs nothing to have us review your case. You pay us nothing until we win. You are under NO obligation after your initial consultation.
22 Years Later… 92 Bypass is Almost Done
Director of Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), Miguel Valentin, provided an interesting overview of the Highway 92 bypass project. During this overview, Mr. Valentin stated that the daily traffic volume is currently around 33,000 vehicles a day. He estimates that by 2037 this number will almost double to reach 50,000 cars. Mr. Valentin reported that the project is 90% completed and is expected to be done by Spring of 2022, which is 20 years after its design started and 16 years after it started in early 2016. Citing the railroad bridge that needed to be built over the new tunnel as “one of the most complicated issues with this project,” delaying the project for a whole two years. The GDOT also reported that the pedestrian and roadway street lights at the underpass are scheduled to be installed September 2021.
Receive Your Workers’ Compensation, Don’t Wait
If you’ve been hurt while working for a company with more than 3 employees, Georgia workers compensation laws have you covered even if it’s your first day on the job. Don’t wait! Report your injury to your employer. If you don’t report your injury within 30 days, you aren’t eligible for workers compensation. Doesn’t matter if you’re working full-time, part-time, or seasonally; you need to seek out the full financial compensation you deserve for your workplace injury. Call James Murphy, a top Workers Comp Attorney in Georgia, to guide you through making a claim to be sure that you’re getting more than just lost wages. Let us get you the maximum financial compensation that you deserve. We understand how much your claim is actually worth. We’ll take care of all the paperwork and aren’t afraid to fight the insurance company so that you receive compensation for ‘damages’ such as: pain and suffering, loss of mobility, and inability to do the things you once could.
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Nancy’s Pizzeria Celebrates Grand Opening in Douglasville County
If you live in Douglasville county you are in luck. Tracey and Michael Deese, owners of Nancy’s Pizzeria, celebrated their grand opening at a new location in Douglasville County with a ribbon-cutting event with staff and Chamber representatives. The Story behind Nancy’s Pizza is one of Italian tradition mixed with the American dream. Rocco and Nancy Palese spent a good portion of their adult lives making pizza in Turin, Italy. It was in 1969 that they decided to emigrate to the United States with their three children.
Fast-forward to a year and a half later: Rocco and Nancy opened their first pizzeria in the United States where some of the best pizza is made; Chicago. To get his foot into the door Rocco invented his very own stuffed pizza based on his mother’s recipe for “scarciedda,” an Easter specialty pie. Four years later in 1975, Chicago Magazine deemed them to be the best pizza in Chicago. The rest is history. For more information on Nancy’s Pizza, visit them at 2987 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 103, Douglasville, GA 30135, or call them at 678-653-7238.
Upcoming Events in the Douglasville Area
Family Day @ Hammonds House Museum
Sunday, October 3, 2021 | 12:30PM – 3:30PM
Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Bring the whole family out for some fun for EVERYONE! View the current art exhibition (Exhibiting Culture: Highlights from the Hammonds House Museum Collection) Explore the museum through our art smart Scavenger Hunt AND MORE!
Shotgun Orchestra @ Broad Street Station
Friday, October 15 | 7pm – 11pm
6682 West Broad St. Douglasville, GA, 30134
Shotgun Orchestra is an Atlanta, GA based rock band. High energy 90s Party Rock and Classic Hits for your live venue or private event! Performing selections from Foo Fighters, Lenny Kravitz, Stone Temple Pilots, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, RATM, Led Zeppelin, Weezer, ZZ Top and many others!
Hunters Harvest Fall Festival and Arts & Craft Show
Saturday, October 16 | 11am – 3pm
Hunter Memorial Park, 8830 Gurley Rd, Douglasville, GA
Featuring over 40 local vendors with crafts and food items, the festival is free and open to the public. There’s also a children’s play zone featuring inflatables and other amenities for $5. Children 3 and under are free inside the play zone. *All festival attendees are encouraged to wear costumes.
Saturday, October 23 | 9am – 1pm
Community Church South Paulding, 612 Cohran Store Rd, Douglasville, GA
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