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Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm has offices based in Fort Worth and Dallas and represents people who have suffered catastrophic and serious personal injuries including wrongful death, caused by the negligence or recklessness of others. We specialize in Personal Injury trial litigation and focus our energy and efforts on those we represent.

Roundup Weedkiller. In this article, I am going to address Roundup, and its links to cancer specifically non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and provide an update on the current trials and appeals.

Roundup Weedkiller

Roundup Weedkiller linked to Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and other cancers. Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and used Roundup? Call Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm at 214-390-3189.

The use of the popular herbicide Roundup and glyphosate the main ingredient in Roundup and other weedkillers, is linked to an increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and other cancers.

Roundup Weedkiller Glyphosate

The concerns surrounding glyphosate, the active ingredient in many herbicides are multifaceted and involve environmental, health, and regulatory issues.

Glyphosate Health Concerns:

Cancer Risk: The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a branch of the World Health Organization (WHO), classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic in humans” (Group 2A) in 2015 based on limited evidence of cancer in humans (from real-world exposures that actually occurred) and sufficient evidence of cancer in experimental animals.

This classification has fueled ongoing debates and legal battles, despite other regulatory bodies, including the EPA, concluding that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans based on their assessments.

Environmental Impact:

  • Biodiversity Loss: Glyphosate’s effectiveness as a broad-spectrum herbicide can lead to decreased plant diversity which can have cascading effects on ecosystems, including impacts on pollinators and other wildlife.
  • Weed Resistance: The widespread use of glyphosate has led to the evolution of glyphosate-resistant weed species, which can become difficult and costly to control, leading to increased herbicide use.

It’s important to note that the context of glyphosate’s use (e.g., adherence to label directions, personal protective equipment usage) and exposure levels are critical factors in assessing its risks.

Problem with Glyphosate Resistance

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Camp Lejeune Cancer and Serious Illness. In this article, I am going to address the history of Camp Lejeune water contamination, the rise of Camp Lejeune cancers and serious illness, the inertia by the Federal Government’s Departments of Justice, (DOJ) and the Navy, and finally address the status of the litigation.

Camp Lejeune Cancer

Camp Lejeune Cancer linked to water contamination at the Marine base. Served at Camp Lejeune and developed Cancer? Call Dr. Shezad Malik at 214-390-3189

What is the History of Camp Lejeune Water Contamination?

The water contamination at Camp Lejeune, a United States Marine Corps base in North Carolina, is a significant environmental and public health issue that spans several decades. The history of this contamination involves the discovery of hazardous chemicals in the base’s water supply, impacting military personnel, their families, and civilian workers.

Here are the key points in the timeline of Camp Lejeune’s water contamination:

Early 1950s to 1987: The contamination period is officially recognized as having occurred between these years. During this time, people living or working at Camp Lejeune were exposed to contaminated drinking water.

Contaminants Identified: The primary contaminants found in the water were volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), benzene, and vinyl chloride. These substances are associated with a range of health issues, including cancers, birth defects, and other serious chronic diseases. Continue reading

Exactech Knee Failure Lawsuits. In this article, I am going to highlight the problems with the Exactech brand of knee implants, the status of the lawsuits, and what an affected victim can do to receive compensation for having a defective knee in the first place and then to undergo painful expensive revision surgery within a short time frame.


Exactech Knee Failure Lawsuits. Having a defective Exactech knee implant can cause serious pain and the need for early revision. Injured? Call Dr. Malik Law Firm 214-390-3189

Bear with me, it is going to be a bumpy ride!

Exactech Knee Failure? Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm can help

The Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm is accepting Exactech knee failure, ankle implant, and hip implant failure cases in all 50 states. If you or a loved one have a defective Exactech ankle, hip, or knee implant contact us immediately for a free consultation.

Who is Exactech?

Exactech is a company that specializes in developing, manufacturing, distributing, and selling orthopedic implant devices, along with related surgical instrumentation and biologic services for hospitals and physicians. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, USA.

What is the Exactech Recall?

The Exactech knee recall was issued due to issues with the packaging of several of its knee, ankle, and hip replacement devices, which could lead to early degradation of the components. Continue reading

In this article, I am going to address the Texas Firefighter Foam Cancer Lawsuits, the cause, the types of cancer illnesses associated with firefighting foam, and the current state of the litigation.

Texas Firefighter Foam Cancer Lawsuits

Texas Firefighter Foam Cancer Lawsuits. Fire fighting foam linked to deadly Cancers. Call Dr. Shezad Malik at 214-390-3189.

If you are seriously injured or have life-threatening cancer and you are affected by the Texas firefighter foam lawsuit, understanding your legal rights is crucial. This important injury matter centers on allegations that Aqueous Film Forming Foam, AFFF has caused catastrophic health problems for Texas firefighters.

If you or a loved one has been adversely affected by firefighting foam, the Dr. Shezad Malik law firm is here to provide support and fight for your rights.

Texas Firefighting Foam Cancer Lawsuits

There has been an increase in the number of firefighting foam cancer lawsuits over the past few years. These lawsuits have focused on AFFF firefighting foam, a dangerous chemical substance widely used by firefighters to extinguish flammable liquid fires, on a daily basis.

What is Aqueous film-forming foam?

Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) is a type of fire suppressant used to extinguish flammable liquid fires, including petrol, oil, and other types of hydrocarbon-based fires. It is called “aqueous film forming” because it forms a barrier—a film of water—over the surface of the flammable liquid, which helps to cool the fire and prevent the vapor release that feeds the flames.

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AFFF Cancer Lawsuit. In this article, I am going to address and explain the epidemic of water contamination and the serious diseases and life-threatening cancers that people who have been exposed to PFAS, and AFFF. Finally, I’ll provide information on how to file an AFFF Cancer Lawsuit.
AFFF Cancer Lawsuit

AFFF Cancer Lawsuit. AFFF is linked to serious diseases and deadly cancers. Call Dr. Shezad Malik at 214-390-3189

What is Aqueous film-forming foam?

Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) is a type of fire suppressant used to extinguish flammable liquid fires, including petrol, oil, and other types of hydrocarbon-based fires. It is called “aqueous film forming” because it forms a barrier—a film of water—over the surface of the flammable liquid, which helps to cool the fire and prevent the vapor release that feeds the flames.

However, concerns have been raised about the environmental and health impacts of some of the chemical components used in AFFF, particularly per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are persistent in the environment and have been linked to serious health issues.

AFFF Cancer Lawsuit

A former Air Force firefighter, who was exposed to AFFF used to fight petroleum fires throughout his career filed a lawsuit alleging testicular cancer as a result of AFFF.

Gary Flook and his wife, Linda, filed their complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, claiming personal injury against several chemical and safety equipment manufacturing companies as defendants, including 3M Company, BASF Corporation, and others.

According to Flook, as well as several other similar lawsuits brought by firefighters diagnosed with other types of cancer, the manufacturers have withheld important safety warnings about the health risks associated with toxic chemicals in AFFF.

Flook, of Indiana, claims that he was exposed to AFFF while serving as a firefighter in the Air Force from 1977 to 2014. Flook also served as a volunteer firefighter from 1982 to 2019, where he again dealt with and handled the toxic firefighter foam.

In February 2000, Flook was diagnosed with testicular cancer and underwent surgery to remove his testicles, and received chemotherapy.

Flook’s lawsuit alleges manufacturers knew the firefighting foam products contained toxic perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS); both of which have been linked to increased risk of cancer.

According to Flook, during his use of Defendants’ AFFF products containing PFOA and/or PFOS and/or their precursor chemicals, he ingested the products, and the chemicals entered his body. Flook further notes that at no point during his training or career did he receive any warning that Defendants’ AFFF products containing PFOA and/or PFOS and/or their precursor chemicals were toxic or carcinogenic.

What are the dangers with AFFF?

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Silicosis and Quartz. I am going to explain the ubiquitous dangers of Silica and the increasing popularity of home stone countertops. I will be focusing on the debilitating effects of Silicosis lung disease and its catastrophic effects on stone workers.

Silicosis and Quartz countertops

Silicosis and Quartz countertops. Injured? Call Dr. Shezad Malik at 214-390-3189

Sales of engineered quartz stone countertops have risen more than 600% in the U.S. in the last 10 years. The popularity of quartz as a countertop material is due the the aggressive marketing campaign. Quartz is marketed as a more durable material more versatile and less maintenance than the natural stone alternatives.

Quartz countertops have exploded in popularity over the past few years, but medical research suggests that the stone material is a deadly lung injury risk to the workers who process and make it.

Engineered stone workers are at risk of developing silicosis, a severe and incurable lung disease. The risk of silicosis from artificial stone was first identified in Israel in 2012. The first case of silicosis and quartz was linked to engineered stone in the US and was identified in Texas in 2015. 

Engineered stone is a quartz-based composite material that can contain more than 90% crystalline silica. This is different from natural stone, like granite, which contains about 30% silica. The high silica content in engineered stone leads to an accelerated form of silicosis.

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Tepezza Hearing Loss Lawsuits. Tepezza also known as teprotumumab-trbw is a prescription infusion medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of Thyroid Eye Disease (TED), also known as Graves’ orbitopathy.

Tepezza Hearing Loss Lawsuits

Tepezza Hearing Loss Lawsuits. Call Dr. Shezad Malik at 214-390-3189

Tepezza was approved in 2020 for the treatment of adults with thyroid eye disease, a medical condition where the muscles and fatty tissues behind the eye become congested and swollen due to inflammation, causing the eyes to be pushed forward and bulge outwards (proptosis). The FDA’s approval of Tepezza was the first drug approved for the treatment of thyroid eye disease.

After a short few years of being used, Tepezza is now linked to hearing loss, progressive deafness, tinnitus, and other hearing problems.

What is Thyroid Eye Disease?

Thyroid Eye Disease, also known as Graves’ orbitopathy or Graves’ ophthalmopathy, is an autoimmune condition that affects the muscles and other tissues around the eyes. It is most commonly associated with Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder that leads to overactivity of the thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism). However, TED can also occur in individuals with normal thyroid function or hypothyroidism. Continue reading

Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer? The answer is unequivocally YES and I will explain in this article what talcum or talc is, how it is produced and the medical research linking the talc powder to both ovarian cancer and mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Talcum Powder Cause Cancer

Talcum Powder Causes Cancer including Ovarian Cancer and Lung Cancer. Call Dr. Shezad Malik at 214-390-3189

What is Talcum Powder?

Talcum powder, often simply called talc, is a finely ground mineral that is used in personal care products, cosmetics, and some industrial applications. Its primary component is talc, a clay mineral composed of hydrated magnesium silicate. Talc is known for its softness, moisture-absorption capabilities, and ability to reduce friction, which is why it’s commonly found in baby powder, body powders, and various cosmetic products to absorb moisture and minimize chafing.

However, the use of talcum powder has been scrutinized due to health concerns. Specifically, there have been concerns about its link to cancer. When talc is mined, it can be contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen. Inhalation of asbestos-contaminated talc can lead to lung cancer, and there have been worries and legal cases suggesting that long-term genital use of talcum powder to be linked to ovarian cancer. This has led to a significant amount of litigation, with some juries awarding large verdicts to plaintiffs who claimed that their cancer was caused by the use of talcum powder. Continue reading

Benzene Cancer Risks. In today’s article, I am going address the hidden dangers associated with Benzene, particularly the outsize role that Benzene plays in our modern industrial society and the link of Benzene to cancer risks, especially catastrophic cancers and leukemia.

Benzene cancer risks and danger at a manufacturing plant

Benzene is linked to cancer and leukemia. Injured? Call Dr. Shezad Malik at 214-390-3189

What is Benzene?

Benzene is a colorless, chemical compound that occurs naturally in crude oil, gasoline, and as a byproduct of combustion processes. It is widely used in the manufacture of plastics, resins, synthetic fibers, rubber lubricants, dyes, detergents, drugs, and pesticides. Despite its widespread use, benzene is known to be a potent carcinogen, posing significant health risks to humans, particularly through inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption.

The evidence from epidemiological studies, animal research, and mechanistic insights provides a strong scientific basis for the carcinogenicity of benzene. Understanding these mechanisms helps in assessing the risks associated with benzene exposure and underscores the importance of minimizing exposure to protect human health.

Benzene Cancer Risks is multifactorial

Benzene, a widely used chemical in various industries, presents several hidden dangers due to its carcinogenic properties and the fact that its harmful effects might not be immediately apparent. Here are some of the hidden dangers associated with benzene exposure. Continue reading

The Dangers of Asbestos: Understanding the Risks. Asbestos, a term that once symbolized insulation and fireproofing excellence, has now become synonymous with serious health risks and diseases.

This naturally occurring mineral, made of thin, fibrous crystals, was widely used in the construction, automotive, and in manufacturing industries for its strength, durability, and resistance to heat, fire, and chemicals.

hidden dangers of asbestos exposure

Asbestos exposure is a hidden danger that strikes many years later with catastrophic results. Injured? Call Dr. Shezad Malik at 214-390-3189

However, the dangers of asbestos exposure have since come to light, leading to strict regulations and a push for asbestos removal from buildings and products.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos refers to a group of six naturally occurring silicate minerals that are composed of long and thin fibrous crystals. Each fiber is composed of many microscopic “fibrils” that can be released into the atmosphere and inhaled into the lungs, leading to significant health problems.

Health Risks Associated with Asbestos Exposure

The hidden danger of asbestos exposure comes from inhaling its fibers, which can become trapped in the lungs and remain there for years. Over time, these fibers can cause inflammation, scarring, and eventually lead to several serious health conditions, including:

Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease characterized by scarring of lung tissue, leading to shortness of breath, coughing, and permanent lung damage. Continue reading

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