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  • 3M Combat Ear Plugs

    Between 2003 and 2015, the dual-ended 3M Combat Arms Ear Plugs (version 2) were standard issued equipment for soldiers. The plugs were supposed to provide two levels of ear protection: one side was intended to block all noise and the other was intended to protect the eardrums from gunfire and explosions while still allowing soldiers to communicate freely. The failed dual-ended Combat Arms Ear Plugs (version 2) to protect soldiers’ ears has resulted in high incidences of tinnitus (ringing or buzzing of the ears) as well as partial or full hearing loss.

  • Belviq

    By the request of the FDA, the weight-loss drug Belviq has been removed from the U.S. market after being tied to increased rates of cancer. The pill is thought to trigger a sense of “fullness” that makes consumers want to eat less. However, early studies performed on rats gave hints that it might also cause cancer. Since Belviq was approved, researchers at Eisai Inc. and Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. have been conducting a five-year-long study to look at the drug’s safety profile. According to the FDA, the risks found in the study were significant enough for the agency to take the rare action to call for the drug’s removal. About 7.7 percent of Belviq patients had cancer diagnoses, compared with 7.1 percent of patients who got a placebo.

  • COVID-19 Interruption Insurance Denials

    Many businesses have experienced significant financial losses due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis. To make matters worse, many businesses are also having their claims denied if they carry business interruption insurance and submit a claim to their insurance provider for their economic losses. Unlike an “act of god,” or accidents such as fire, many insurance companies do no cover global pandemics, this is catastrophic for businesses who have been attempting to stay afloat during the pandemic.

  • Hernia Mesh

    A hernia mesh is a device inserted during surgery to help repair a hernia. Hernias occur when an organ, intestine, or fatty tissue squeezes through a hole or weakness in surrounding muscle. The hernia mesh is meant to strengthen that muscle or repair the hole, reducing the risk of future hernias in the same location.

    Most of them include a material called polypropylene, which is a plastic commonly used in many different medical devices and objects like water bottles. Polypropylene is a plastic that should not be used in devices meant for permanent implantation in the human body, yet manufacturers continue to use it because it is cheap. Polypropylene tends to degrade over time, sometimes in months, though typically over many years. Since a hernia mesh is a permanent implant, becoming part of the patient's body, this decay can cause serious issues including autoimmune reactions, bowel obstruction, and dangerous infections. Additional surgery is often required to remove a defective mesh, which brings more medical costs and risks with it.

  • Institutional Sexual Abuse

    In various states, new temporary laws, or “look-back windows” have been put in place to do away with the statute of limitations that have prevented some alleged abuse victims from going to court to seek damages in the past. A majority of victims do not report their offenders for a variety of reasons. Sexual abuse survivors are also often reluctant to discuss their abuse – even years later. Survivors of organizational abuse have been known to be a part of Churches, the YMCA, Boys & Girl Scouts of America, various clubs, businesses, schools, universities, clinics and hospitals. These various nationwide look-back windows are allowing others to have a voice and call-to-action they never previously had.

  • Firefighting Foams

    Exposure to film-forming foams (AFFFs) commonly used to fight fires caused the development of testicular cancer, indicating that several chemical manufacturers withheld important safety warnings about the potential side effects. A long list of companies are named as defendants, including 3M Company, Buckey Fire Equipment Company, Chemguard, Inc., Chemours Company FC, Chubb Fire, Ltd., Corteva, Inc. Du Pont De Nemours Inc., Dynax Corporation, Kidde, National Foam, Inc., Tyco Fire Products, United Technologies Corporation and UTC Fire & Security Americas Corporation, Inc.

    In addition to firefighting foams, PFASs are chemical substances used to manufacture several products, including food packaging materials, pizza boxes, popcorn bags, fabrics, nonstick cooking pans, and other products. The firefighting foam has been regularly used at military bases nationwide over the past decade during routine fire extinguishing exercises and is increasingly used by civilian firefighters.

    The chemicals are projected to take thousands of years to degrade, and past studies have shown their ability to enter and stay in the environment and human body through the air, dust, food, soil, and water. Previous U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) studies have shown PFAS chemicals primarily settle into the blood, kidney and liver, and could likely be detected in the blood of 98% of the U.S. population.

  • ParaGard

    Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc, the manufacturer of ParaGard®, is currently facing lawsuits alleging that it inadequately warned that its ParaGard® intrauterine contraceptive device could break during removal. The ParaGard® copper intrauterine device (IUD) has recently been linked to serious injuries and complications. Women have begun filing lawsuits against the manufacturer, Teva Pharmaceuticals, claiming the company failed to provide adequate warnings about the risks.

  • Zantac

    On April 1st, 2020, officials at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered all ranitidine medications, sold under the brand name Zantac, be taken off store shelves immediately, as it was determined that these medications may contain a cancer-causing chemical. Individuals who have taken or been taking Zantac and later developed cancer may take legal action.

    Zantac is a popular medication that reduces the body’s production of stomach acid. The medication is commonly used to treat ulcers, acid reflux, acid indigestion and heartburn. However, recent studies reflect that individuals who take Zantac may later develop stomach cancer, colorectal or colon cancer, liver cancer, esophageal cancer, throat cancer, nasal cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, breast cancer and testicular cancer.

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    Bob Beeson

    Bob Beeson, owner & CEO, founded IQ in August, 2012 and brings over 30-years of legal sales and marketing experience to law firms. Prior to starting IQ, Bob was president and part owner of MCM Services Group for 8-years, a mass tort legal advertising company based in MN. Prior to that, Bob enjoyed a long and successful sales and marketing career with legal publishers, Commerce Clearing House and West Publishing Company. Bob received a Bachelor’s degree in business at Moorhead State University (MN), graduating in the class of ’79. Also graduate of Moorhead High School, where he served as a letter winner in both cross-country and track. Collegiately, he was crowned an All-American twice after placing 20th at the 1979 NAIA National Cross... Read More
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    Brady Beeson

    Brady Beeson joined his father, Bob Beeson, at IQ Advertising Consultants in August of 2015, taking over as Vice President after retiring from professional football. Being a former place kicker, he understands the importance of performing under pressure, consistency for clients, attention to detail, and simply getting the job done for those around him. Brady mainly handles the duties behind the scenes, making sure that campaigns run smoothly, the leads keep flowing, and IQ’s customers keep succeeding. His creativity and determination are a tremendous asset to IQ. Being Bob’s “right hand man,” Brady brings a youthful perspective and knowledge to the process, helping make this father/son duo the formula you’ve been looking for in... Read More
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