According to the MD Anderson Cancer Center, research has shown that a large waistline could also make you more prone to certain types of cancer.
Authors of the research, which tried to draw the link between cancer risk and body fat, revealed that a 5 kilogram per square meter increase in the body mass index (BMI) accounted for a 50% increase in esophageal and uterine cancer risks. The same holds true for kidney and colorectal cancers, where the study found an increase by roughly 30% and up to 10% to 15%, respectively.
Apart from unhealthy levels of body fat, defective medical devices in the market have also been associated with cancer risk. Power morcellators, for instance, have been linked to the spread of cancer cells in the uterus during removal of benign uterine fibroids. If you believe your uterine cancer has been a result of using power morcellator during a uterine procedure, a lawyer at Williams Hart can help you explore the possibilities of seeking justice and financial compensation. Call us at (800) 220-9341 to discuss the particulars of your case with a qualified attorney.
Partner Jim Hart is scheduled to speak at the United Steelworkers’ Local 13-2001 Scholarship Event tomorrow, May 21.
USW Local 13-2001 is the largest union to represent employees at the ExxonMobil Chemical Plant and Refinery in Baytown, Texas. Since 1963, the union has been working to ensure that the operations, instrument, lab, and technical employees at this plant receive the treatment they deserve at work, including fair pay and safe working conditions.
Our team at Williams Khekher is proud to work with the United Steelworkers’ Union and be affiliated with those working to achieve fair working conditions for chemical plant and refinery workers. To learn more about USW Local 13-2001 or this scholarship, visit their website.
Williams Hart Hart Boundas was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best mass tort law firms in the nation. In the 2013 rankings of the best law firms in the nation, Williams Hart Hart Boundas was honored with a tier 1 ranking, both in the Houston metropolitan area and nationally, for its representation of plaintiffs in mass tort lawsuits. As the highest ranking available, this places Williams Hart Hart Boundas as second to none among the nation’s top law firms handling mass tort cases.
The ranking was decided on the basis of the overall level of satisfaction felt by clients of the firm, as well as the esteem with which other lawyers and law firms regard Williams Hart Hart Boundas. The recognition from U.S. News and World Report is particularly significant in consideration of the rigorous evaluative process that is used to determine its ranking systems, and it serves as just another reminder that the dedication shown by each and every member of the Williams Hart Hart Boundas team to all of their clients is and always will be worth the effort.