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Ardent Agrees to $2.3M Class Action Settlement Over Offshore Workers’ On-Call Wages Apr 16, 2019

Ardent Companies Inc. has agreed to pay $2.325 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed by oil platform workers who claimed they weren’t paid for on-call time after the end of their daily shifts. The class action settlement against the ...

Aaron Heckaman: America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® 2019 Apr 11, 2019

Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC Partner Aaron Heckaman has once again been chosen among America’s top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2019! Our firm would like to congratulate Aaron on his continued selection to the invitation-only listing, and believe ...

Two Employers Settle Claims Over FLSA Violations, Failures to Include Shift Differentials for Overtime Pay Apr 9, 2019

Wage and overtime claims have become increasingly more common in many states across the U.S., prompting employers to perform their due diligence when calculating overtime pay for their workers. The need for compliance has been promoted by additional ...

More Than One Million Americans Eligible For Overtime Under Proposed New Labor Rule Apr 8, 2019

The federal Department of Labor announced on March 7, 2019 a proposed new rule governing eligibility for overtime pay. The new rule would make more than one million American workers eligible for overtime. The federal labor department’s rules govern ...

Community Safety Concerns Rise After Fatal KMCO Crosby Chemical Plant Explosion, Fire Apr 2, 2019

A major explosion and fire at a chemical plant in Crosby, TX has killed at least one victim and critically injured two others. Residents within a mile of the plant were also ordered to shelter in place. According to the Harris County Fire Marshal’s ...

Veterans Describe Life with Hearing Loss Amid Mounting 3M Earplug Suits Apr 1, 2019

As we discussed in a recent blog post , numerous veterans and service members across the country have been filing federal civil lawsuits against 3M Company, the Minnesota-based conglomerate responsible for what plaintiffs claim were defective ...

Aaron Heckaman Named to 2019 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars List Mar 19, 2019

Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC is pleased to announce that Partner Aaron Heckaman was selected for inclusion to the 2019 Texas Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars! This is the second year Aaron has been named to the Rising Stars list, which is reserved ...

Thousands of Military Veterans Flood Federal Courts With 3M Earplug Lawsuits Mar 6, 2019

Thousands of veterans who served in the U.S. armed forces have filed lawsuits against 3M Company over claims that the manufacturer’s faulty earplugs failed to function as intended, and caused them hearing loss and other injuries and losses. Many of ...

Attorney Aaron Heckaman to Speak at Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference Mar 4, 2019

Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC is pleased to announce that Firm Partner Aaron Heckaman will be a featured lecturer at the upcoming Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference. The conference will be held March 11 – 12, 2019 at the Beverly ...

Texas Officials Link Man's Death to Exploding Vape Pen as Lawsuits Over Dangerous Devices Pile Up Feb 12, 2019

A man from Fort Worth, Texas died after his vape pen exploded and severed a major artery, local officials say. A report from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office shows the 24-year-old victim’s fatal injury was sustained as a result of a ...

State Attorneys Team Up to Take on EPA Over Requirements for Reporting Import, Use of Asbestos Feb 8, 2019

Attorneys General from 14 states and the District of Columbia have petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to better regulate corporations in the asbestos industry and strengthen reporting requirements about the products they import ...

Aaron Heckaman, J. Kyle Beale Named Among 2018 Top Lawyers by Houstonia Magazine Feb 1, 2019

Bailey Cowan Heckaman, PLLC is pleased to announce that Partner Aaron Heckaman and Associate Attorney J. Kyle Beale have been named to Houstonia magazine’s 2018 Top Lawyers list! A local magazine known for its editorials on local News, Arts & ...

Women With Essure Birth Control Device Face Increased Risks of Repeat Procedures, New Study Shows Jan 31, 2019

As of 2019, following years of patient complaints and thousands of lawsuits filed by women who suffered serious and painful injuries, Bayer no longer sells its Essure Permanent Birth Control System . A non-reversible, non-surgical contraceptive ...

FDA Commissioner Discusses Steps for Stronger Safety Oversight of Essure Birth Control Device After Removal from U.S. Market Dec 31, 2018

On Thursday December 20, 2018, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., released a statement discussing the concerns surrounding Essure and the plans moving forward. Essure, a permanent birth control device linked to serious adverse effects in women, ...

Report Shows Johnson & Johnson Knew of Asbestos in Talcum Powder Products for Years Dec 19, 2018

The past few days have not been easy for Johnson & Johnson, the multi-national corporation known for its pharmaceutical and consumer products, and most notoriously for its Baby Powder. That’s due in large part to the release of an investigative ...

Essure Birth Control Concerns Continue to Spread, Canadian Government Moves to Strengthen Medical Device Oversight Dec 11, 2018

Concerns about the implantable birth control device Essure, manufactured by Bayer, are continuing to spread on a global level. Though Bayer will be suspending sales of Essure worldwide by the end of this month, questions still remain for thousands of ...

Jury Clears J&J of Liability in California Lawsuit Over Baby Powder & Asbestos Cancer Dec 3, 2018

Earlier this month, Big Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) scored a victory in its ongoing talcum powder litigation when a California jury rejected a woman’s claims that her cancer was caused by the company’s well-known baby powder. The verdict , ...

Women from Las Vegas Area Add Their Voices to Growing Number of Essure Complaints Nov 20, 2018

The latest group of women seriously affected by Essure Permanent Birth Control System recently added their voices to the growing chorus of concerns about the medical device, which has been linked to perforated organs, severe pelvic pain, abnormal ...

Children's Kiva Montessori School in Colorado Closes Due To Asbestos Nov 15, 2018

The Children’s Kiva Montessori School in Cortez, CO was temporarily closed because of “elevated levels” of asbestos, according to the school’s board of directors. Parents were notified on Tuesday, November 6 about the issue and that the school would ...

Texas Trial Lawyers Association Files Amicus Brief Over Judge James Farris Asbestos Case Oct 23, 2018

The Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) filed an amicus brief in response to a Texas appeals court throwing out Ellarene Farris’ suit against Jefferson County earlier this year. She accused the county of exposing Judge James Farris, her husband to ...

Women Continue to Come Forward to Speak About the Damage Essure Caused Oct 4, 2018

New reports of women injured by Essure Permanent Birth Control System continue to flood the news across the globe. Recently, two women who are involved with the class action lawsuit against Bayer, the company that manufactures and distributes this ...

Pharmaceutical Company Connected to NDMA Impurity Placed on Import Alert Sep 28, 2018

Active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturer Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals was placed on import alert on Friday, September 28 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The company will determine how its products, used in ...

BPB Celebrates Meso Awareness Day Sep 26, 2018

Our staff here at Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC would like to take a moment today to recognize Mesothelioma Awareness Day. This day is observed every September 26, and was started in 2004 by community members of the Meso Foundation. According to the ...

Women in Australia to Pursue Class Action Lawsuit over Essure Sep 12, 2018

A group of women in Australia who suffered serious side effects from the permanent birth control product Essure have filed a lawsuit against Bayer, the pharmaceutical company that makes the implant. Learn more about the dangerous side effects caused ...

Texas Appeals Court Tosses Judge James Farris' Asbestos-Related Wrongful Death Suit Sep 7, 2018

A Texas appeals court tossed out Ellarene Farris’ suit against Jefferson County, accusing it of grossly negligent conduct in exposing her husband, Judge James Farris, to asbestos while he worked there. The appeals court stated that Jefferson County ...

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