Category: Toxic Torts

Branch Law Firm Files First New Mexico Talcum Powder Lawsuit Against Johnson and Johnson

On May 12, 2016, the Branch Law Firm filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson; Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, LLC; Imerys Talc America, Inc.; and Ethicon Endo-Surgery.  This is the first lawsuit in New Mexico against these companies for their talcum products.  The litigation against these defendants will be groundbreaking in New Mexico and… read more


Gold King Mine Spill

On August 5, 2015, workers for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) caused the release of 3 million gallons of heavy metal contaminated wastewater while attempting to enter the defunct Gold King Mine in Southern Colorado.  This release of toxic wastewater ultimately flowed into the Animas and San Juan rivers, causing the water to turn… read more


Government To Study Effects Of Toxic Burn Pits In Iraq And Afghanistan

Changing his previous stance, Dr. Craig Postlewaite, the U.S. military’s senior health protection official has recently admitted that some “servicemembers might suffer long-term medical problems as a direct result of exposure to smoke and fumes from open-air pits scattered throughout Iraq and Afghanistan.” Further, after repeated denial by the U.S Military of any ill effects… read more


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