Playground Safety

James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. represents people who have been injured through the negligence of others. We care about our clients and their families and want them to remain safe. To that end, parents with young children may want to consider the following information about playground safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control …

Asbestos Disease in West Virginia

James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. has successfully represented thousands of  clients  who were killed or injured by asbestos. Many of these people worked at job sites in West Virginia and its neighboring states, including railroads, chemical plants, steel mills, aluminum plants, glass works and power plants. Widespread exposure to asbestos at such facilities has …

Recently Unsealed Documents Raise the Question – Did Johnson & Johnson Know That its Talcum Powder Products Contained Asbestos?

James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. has long represented workers who were injured or killed by exposure to asbestos products, and more recently, women who developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder products for personal hygiene. These tend to be separate practice areas, but sometimes they overlap. Although talcum powder which is asbestos free can …

Owens-Corning Fiberglas

James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. has been representing persons injured by asbestos products for more than 27 years. During that time, we have brought claims against many companies that manufactured or distributed asbestos containing materials. One of the companies most frequently sued or claimed against was Owens-Corning, formerly known as Owens-Corning Fiberglas (OCF). Many …

California Jury Returns Record Verdict in Talcum Powder Cancer Case

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a jury in Los Angeles returned a verdict of $417 million against Johnson & Johnson in a case where the plaintiff alleged that her ovarian cancer had been caused by J&J’s talcum powder products such as Johnson’s Baby Powder. This is the largest talcum powder verdict to date against J&J, …

Supreme Court Limits Where Injured Railway Workers Can Sue Railroad Employers

Unlike most workers, railway employees cannot bring workers compensation claims when they are injured on the job. Their sole remedy against their employer is to bring a lawsuit under a special statute known as the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). This law provides in part that injured railway workers may bring their lawsuits in any …