World Cancer Day raises global awareness of cancer and encourages its prevention, detection, and treatment. Today, as we remember the loved ones we have lost, we are also empowered to show our support, raise our collective voice, and take personal action in our communities to help stand up to cancer.
At Cory Watson Attorneys, we are proud to fight for justice every day on behalf of those who have been affected by cancer. Our firm has decades of experience representing clients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, and melanoma.
In 1991, Cory Watson Attorneys represented a large group of women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer and received faulty breast implants as part of their reconstructive surgeries. They asked Cory Watson to fight for justice on their behalf. Firm co-founders Ernest Cory and Leila Watson were inspired to give back to breast cancer awareness to recognize and honor their brave clients.
To date, Cory Watson Attorneys has dedicated more than $200,000 to the Susan G. Komen foundation since 1999. Through the Cory Watson Cares philanthropic program, our firm generates donations, raises awareness, and supports breast cancer patients and survivors at the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
It may be hard to believe, but something as simple as talcum powder has been linked to cases of ovarian cancer in women that often used Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products in their personal feminine hygiene routine to wick away sweat and prevent rashes or chafing.
Thousands of women across the country are now filing talcum powder lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, claiming that their talcum baby powder tainted with asbestos have caused their ovarian cancer. The multidistrict litigation (MDL) has since grown to more than 9,000 claims, with more expected.
Mesothelioma and Asbestos
Mesothelioma is an extremely deadly cancer of the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and internal organs. There is no cure, and the only known cause is exposure to asbestos. A number of other diseases can also be caused by asbestos exposure, such as lung cancer or cancer of the esophagus, larynx, pharynx, stomach, colon, or rectum.
More than $20 billion in trusts has been set aside to compensate mesothelioma patients who were exposed to asbestos. In many cases, victims do not have to file a lawsuit to receive compensation. Cory Watson Attorneys have helped many families recover compensation for their loved one’s asbestos exposure.
Melanoma Skin Cancer
Cory Watson attorneys are investigating claims that erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra® and Cialis® have been linked to increased risk of skin cancer or melanoma. A long-term study by the Harvard School of Public Health revealed that men who had taken Viagra were 84 percent more to develop melanoma than those who did not. In 2016, co-founder and managing shareholder Ernest Cory was appointed Plaintiff’s Lead Counsel in the Viagra Multidistrict Litigation.
Cory Watson Attorneys Can Help
We know how difficult struggling with a cancer diagnosis can be. At Cory Watson, we work tirelessly on your case so that you don’t have to worry about insurance companies, expensive medical costs, or time off from work. Your total focus and attention should be on your recovery alone.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer as a result of defective medical devices, dangerous chemicals or asbestos exposure, contact our experienced attorneys to learn more about your legal options. Don’t wait to reach out – call (877) 562-0000 or fill out our free online consultation form.