Lieff Cabraser is investigating new reports about the dangers of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, particularly with regard to children. Chlorpyrifos, an pesticide manufactured by Dow Chemical, has been linked to brain development problems in children and is said to be especially dangerous to pregnant women and fetuses.
In April of 2021, the Ninth Circuit Court ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to either ban chlorpyrifos or find it safe for children, in an extraordinary ruling calling out the EPA for “delaying tactics” in wilful ignorance of its plain statutory duties. The Court also ordered the EPA to revoke all previous approvals for chlorpyrifos use related to food.
Lieff Cabraser has played a leading role in many of the largest, most important personal injury law and wrongful death lawsuits in the U.S. These cases have involved negligent conduct as well as a vast range of defective products — including dangerous prescription drugs like the opioids that were overdistributed and overprescribed to harm communities nationwide and products like talcum powder linked to ovarian cancer, faulty medical devices, unsafe vehicles, and dangerous consumer products. In many cases, in addition to financial recovery, we have assisted our clients in persuading corporate defendants to issue recalls and otherwise improve their safety procedures and oversight for the protection of all consumers and patients.