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3M Seeks Bankruptcy Protections Amidst Combat Arms Case
Amid litigation against 3M for its defective Combat Arms earplugs, an Indianapolis bankruptcy court judge is considering whether 3M should receive bankruptcy protections. The U.S. District Court overseeing the multidistrict litigation (MDL), Judge M. Casey Rodgers, says she will not prevent the company from doing so. However, plaintiffs in the case have challenged the legitimacy… View Article
FDA Warns Amazon to Act on Dangerous Products
In an August 9 warning letter, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) informed Amazon that it had violated the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) for selling non-FDA-approved drugs for interstate commerce. The FDA noted that Amazon, along with two other retailers, will need to respond within 15 days by showing a… View Article

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Legal Action Is Possible for Asbestos
Asbestos exposure can lead to serious health problems like asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. If you were exposed to asbestos and have now been diagnosed with one of these diseases, you have a right to seek compensation. An attorney from our network can help you negotiate a suitable settlement for your injuries and losses. Before… View Article
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$56 Million Settlement Reached in Massachusetts Veterans’ Home Case
Massachusetts recently agreed to pay a $56 million settlement to families and survivors following the negligent management of COVID-19 outbreaks at Holyoke Soldiers’ Home for veterans. The facility was deemed to have shown deliberate indifference during an early pandemic outbreak, including overcrowding facilities and co-mingling infected and uninfected residents. (The New York Times) Nursing homes… View Article
Opioid Lawsuits: Trial Begins as West Virginia Seeks to Hold Drug-Makers Accountable
On April 4, 2002, the state of West Virginia began its trial against three major opioid manufacturers—Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Teva Pharmaceuticals, and AbbVie Inc.—over the drug-makers’ role in fueling the state’s opioid crisis.   In early 2022, 46 U.S. states settled with opioid drug-makers and wholesalers in a landmark $26 billion settlement, but West Virginia… View Article
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Dangerous Drug Lawsuits: Rise in Fast-Tracked Drugs Could Mean Increased Risks for Patients
For decades, patients and pharmaceutical industry leaders have pushed for a more streamlined, faster approach to approving life-saving drugs. However, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is now taking a fast-track approach to approving far more than just life-saving medications.  Increasing numbers of patients could now face higher-than-acceptable risks—and financial losses as they pay… View Article
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What Is the Lawsuit Against Elmiron?
Do you use Elmiron to treat bladder issues? Have you experienced severe vision problems after using the drug? A lawyer from our network can help you or a loved one seek financial compensation. To learn more about open lawsuits against Elmiron, continue reading below. About Elmiron Elmiron – or its generic name, pentosan polysulfate sodium… View Article
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AFFF (Firefighting Foam) Lawsuit
For years, manufacturers and firefighting agencies have known about the risks associated with firefighting foam or AFFF. Although this substance works well to extinguish fires, there are also many risks associated with its use. Filing an AFFF lawsuit may be an effective way to fight back against the entities responsible for your pain and suffering. … View Article
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Data Breach Lawsuits: Healthcare Cybersecurity Breaches Doubled in 2020
Cybersecurity attacks are on the rise in the healthcare industry, leaving patients’ digital health records, credit card details, and identifying information vulnerable to exploitation by attackers. A recent report from data protection vendor, Bitglass, notes that the number of attacks in the industry doubled in 2020 compared to 2019’s numbers.  Recent settlements from liable technology… View Article
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Talc Suits Update: Johnson & Johnson’s Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Ruled Legitimate
In a major moment for the talcum powder lawsuit case against Johnson & Johnson (J&J), a U.S. bankruptcy judge has called the company’s Chapter 11 filing legitimate. After J&J filed for bankruptcy in fall 2021 in the wake of multidistrict litigation (MDL) related to its baby powder products, plaintiffs in the case challenged the move,… View Article
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What to Know About Copper Toxicity
To most people, copper is used to make pennies, pipes, or wiring in certain machines and electronics. But copper is also found in the human body, and we must have copper in the right amounts for our health.  When copper is ingested in excessive amounts, it can cause minor to severe health issues. This guide… View Article
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What Is the Lawsuit Against Truvada?
If you or someone you love is at risk of HIV, you may have taken Truvada. Manufactured by Gilead Sciences, this drug was billed as an easy way to live your life without the risk of HIV. By taking just one pill each day, users were led to believe they were protected from HIV.  However,… View Article
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Philips Recalls Millions of CPAP Ventilator Machines Over Potential Health Risks
If you or someone you love uses a CPAP ventilator made by Royal Philips NV (Philips), you may be at risk of exposure to cancer-causing particles. The company has recalled several million of its sleep apnea ventilators due to the foam used in the devices. This foam has the potential to break down into harmful… View Article
How Much Do You Get for a Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?
If you or someone you know had hernia mesh surgery, you may have suffered complications. You are not alone, as thousands of hernia mesh patients have experienced serious health problems after their surgeries. Depending on the outcome of your surgery, you may qualify for financial compensation.  While not all patients need it, most hernia operations… View Article
How Long Does a Mesothelioma Settlement Take?
How Long Does a Mesothelioma Settlement Take?
Each case is different, but a mesothelioma settlement can take just a few months or as long as a year. Many factors affect how long a mesothelioma settlement takes. For example, state laws and other regulations, the number of defendants named in the lawsuit, and the willingness of the defendants to settle may affect the settlement… View Article
3M Earplug Lawsuit Average Payout
3M Earplug Lawsuit Average Payout
3M’s earplugs have caused significant problems for U.S. service personnel, prompting thousands of lawsuits. The earplugs were purchased as part of a contract between the military (mostly the U.S. Army) and 3M. After being distributed to millions, many users of the earplugs reported that the devices did not provide sufficient protection from loud noises. The… View Article
Johnsons Plans To Evade Jury Trial Process News
New Information Reveals Johnson & Johnson’s Plans to Evade Jury Trial Process
Information disclosed by plaintiffs in the Johnson Johnson talcum powder lawsuit shows that the baby powder manufacturer was planning a controversial bankruptcy maneuver as early as April 2021. In effect, the maneuver would allow the corporation to handle future payouts for talc lawsuits through bankruptcy court-evading the trial process and limiting the plaintiffs’ potential settlement… View Article
Whats Going on With Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
What’s Going on With Hernia Mesh Lawsuits?
The latest numbers in the lawsuits against Ethicon, Atrium Medical Corp., and Davol Inc./C.R. Bard reveal 20,613 lawsuits. Ohio, New Hampshire, and Georgia are the states where federal lawsuits are currently filed. Meanwhile, hundreds of other state lawsuits are pending across the country. COVID-19 has impacted the scheduling of the first bellwether trials several times. Still,… View Article
Roundup Lawsuit Update
Roundup Lawsuit Update for 2021
If you or someone you love is considering filing legal action against pharmaceutical maker Bayer as part of the ongoing lawsuits involving Roundup, a widely used herbicide, you can learn more about the history of Roundup lawsuits here. This article will serve as a Roundup lawsuit update for 2021, summarizing the major happenings in ongoing… View Article
Surfside Condo Collapse Federal Investigators
Surfside Condo Collapse: Feds Grant Evidence Access to Legal Teams
After a recent public dispute over control of evidence in the Surfside condominium collapse lawsuit, federal investigators and officials in Miami-Dade County are working to grant evidence access to legal teams in the suit (Miami Herald). While the trial for the Surfside lawsuit is set for March 2023, the complex nature of the collapse means… View Article
Talcum Powder Lawsuits
What Is the Average Settlement for Talcum Powder Lawsuits?
If you or someone you love is considering filing a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you may want to know what the average settlement for talcum powder lawsuits is and how much compensation you could receive. The answer to that is challenging because each case is unique. The circumstances… View Article
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Navient Lawsuits: $1.7 Billion Settlement to Address Predatory Loans
On January 13, 2022, student loan servicer Navient agreed to a $1.7 billion settlement after years of litigation regarding its predatory loan practices. In a case brought by 39 state attorney generals across the country, the company agreed to offer repayment to over 66,000 students burdened by unnecessarily costly loan products, per National Public Radio… View Article
Zantac Lawsuit Payout
Zantac Lawsuit Payout
If you or someone you love was prescribed Zantac and later received a cancer diagnosis, you could join others seeking compensation from the drug’s manufacturer. While Zantac is often used to treat the pain and discomfort of heartburn, ulcers, or acid reflux, recent studies have linked it to the probable carcinogen ranitidine. You can seek… View Article
Hernia Mesh Lawsuit
Is the Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Still Going On?
Many patients who experienced health problems due to faulty hernia mesh medical products are still seeking compensation from the manufacturer. Hernia mesh is used to support weakened tissues as part of the surgical repair process. Unfortunately, many of the patients who underwent surgery subsequently suffered from pain, infection, and other post-surgery complications. It is not… View Article
Fire Fighting Foam Lawsuit
Fire Fighting Foam Class Action Lawsuit
Firefighters perform a heroic community service every day. As part of that service, they often use specific and specialized tools of the trade, including aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF). This foam is used to extinguish liquid and fuel-based fires. However, firefighters learning about the ways components of AFFF may have led to cancer are starting to… View Article
Baby Food Lawsuit
Baby Food Lawsuit Claims Child’s Autism Resulted From Heavy Metals
On January 31, 2022, hearings began for a landmark California case attempting to link heavy metals in baby foods to autism. The parents of Noah Cantabrana, age seven, argue that their son developed a neurological disability as a direct result of heavy metal exposure from baby food products made by Nurture, Inc., Sprout Foods, Inc.,… View Article
What Are Paraquat Settlements?
What Are Paraquat Settlements?
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive condition that impairs movement and mobility in its sufferers. If you were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease that can be tied to exposure to paraquat, you may qualify to join in lawsuits seeking financial compensation. The Mass Tort Lawsuit attorneys in our network can explain what the paraquat settlements are, how… View Article
Paraquat Lawsuits: After 2021 Settlement, Victims Can Still Seek Compensation in Federal Court
Paraquat Lawsuits: After 2021 Settlement, Victims Can Still Seek Compensation in Federal Court
In June 2021, state-level paraquat lawsuits in California brought settlement results for one group of victims. However, many plaintiffs are still seeking compensation for damages caused by the weed killer produced by Syngenta and Chevron. Victims claim that paraquat exposure led them to develop Parkinson’s disease, among other damages. Federal-level cases consolidated through multidistrict litigation… View Article
After Thousands of Lawsuits, Roundup Is Still on the Market
After Thousands of Lawsuits, Roundup Is Still on the Market
Since Roundup was released on the market in 1974, thousands of lawsuits have been filed claiming that exposure to glyphosate the active ingredient in the now-widespread herbicide causes cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) concluded in 2015 that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans” a milestone assertion for plaintiffs of Roundup lawsuits…. View Article
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Death by Mesothelioma
If your husband, wife, parent, or child was diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos and subsequently died, you could be eligible to collect wrongful death damages by filing a mesothelioma lawsuit after their death. This type of lawsuit is filed on behalf of the deceased person. The lawsuit you file can recover damages… View Article
Certain Philips Respironics Ventilators, BiPAP, CPAP Machines Recalled
Certain Philips Respironics Ventilators, BiPAP, CPAP Machines Recalled
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled certain models of Philips Respironics Ventilators, BiPAP, and CPAP machines. Find out which CPAP machines are being recalled, if the device you use is on the recall list, and how you can explore your compensation options if it is. Debris from the breakdown of the device’s foam… View Article
3M AFFF Lawsuit
3M AFFF Lawsuit
Firefighters used 3M’s AFFF firefighting foam all over the country to extinguish specific kinds of fire threats. However, long-term exposure to this foam is shown to have damaged the health of many people who use it. If you or a family member was diagnosed with cancer of the kidney or pancreas or another form of… View Article
What Is the Average Payout for the Military Earplug Lawsuit?
What Is the Average Payout for the Military Earplug Lawsuit?
While it is difficult to know how much individual lawsuits based on defective 3M earplugs may be worth, several of the initial trials in this large multidistrict litigation (MDL) have ended with multi-million dollar jury awards. The juries in these cases have been clear that they believe 3M acted in a grossly negligent way and awarded… View Article
Roundup Lawsuit Settlement Update
Roundup Lawsuit Settlement Update
In 2020, the parties involved in the Roundup lawsuit agreed to a global settlement offer totaling almost $10 billion. Still, as of January 1, 2022, there are no known individual payout totals. The amount plaintiffs recovered likely varies widely based on the severity of their illness and other factors. This settlement is the latest step… View Article
Why Is Paragard Being Sued?
Why Is Paragard Being Sued?
Paragard is being sued because women who relied on Paragard for safe, effective birth control have also been injured by it. When the intrauterine device (IUD) is removed, it can break easily, become lodged in place, and subject the wearer to additional and invasive surgery. If you used a Paragard IUD and the device’s removal… View Article
Who Is Behind Truvada Lawsuit?
Who Is Behind Truvada Lawsuit?
Who Is Behind Truvada Lawsuit? Truvada is a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prescribed to treat and decrease the risk of contracting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) through sexual contact. The drug has recently been cited for causing bone damage and kidney failure in its consumers. The people behind Truvada lawsuits are patients who took the drug to… View Article
Causes Surgical Stapler Injury?
What Causes Surgical Stapler Injury?
Surgical staplers are a practical way to close wounds and incisions during various surgical procedures. When surgical staplers do not function properly, you can suffer a longer recovery time, additional injury, and other complications. When the healthcare provider you trust uses these devices and your health suffers, you could have the basis for a lawsuit…. View Article
About Talcum Powder Lawsuits
Talcum Powder Lawsuit Statute of Limitations
About Talcum Powder Lawsuits The outcome of recent talcum powder lawsuits has shown that juries agree with the plaintiffs based on the evidence and research presented at trial. Many have ruled that the manufacturers of these products made and distributed a defective product, and they likely knew it for decades. As of January 2022, there… View Article
Do I Qualify for the Elmiron Vision Loss Lawsuit?
Do I Qualify for the Elmiron Vision Loss Lawsuit?
The prescription medication, Elmiron, is prescribed to treat patients who suffer from the pain and discomfort of interstitial cystitis (IC). Unfortunately, many of the patients who took the drug subsequently suffered from progressive retina damage that could eventually lead to vision loss. Many of the patients whose vision was damaged are seeking compensation from the… View Article
Institutional Sex Abuse Lawsuits | Sex Abuse Lawyers Who Fight for You
Sexual abuse traumatizes its victims, whether they were a child or an adult when it happened. The pain stemming from an assault or period of abuse often lingers for years, if not for the rest of many victims’ lives. As a result, many sexual abuse survivors find it daunting to come forward about their case… View Article
What is the lawsuit against Elmiron?
There is pending litigation against the manufacturer of the interstitial cystitis (IC) drug Elmiron. Users of this medication claim they developed an eye disorder and vision damage due to long-term exposure to the drug.  If you have vision problems or a macular degeneration diagnosis and took this medication, you may be able to file a… View Article
Can I sue for asbestos exposure?
Exposure to asbestos can cause serious medical problems, including mesothelioma and lung cancer. By filing an asbestos lawsuit, you can hold the company or corporation that caused your exposure financially accountable.  You may be able to seek compensation for medical treatment, lost income, and the long-term consequences of your condition. Likewise, you could recover wrongful… View Article
Alabama counties to receive $98.4 million from 3M in Forever Chemicals settlement
American multinational conglomerate corporation 3M has agreed to a $98.4 million settlement for contaminating Alabama’s Morgan County with “forever chemicals,” according to coverage in The ball now lies in the court of Decatur, Morgan County, and Decatur Utilities officials to approve the proposed settlement. Governing bodies for Decatur and Morgan County will meet on… View Article
Boy Scouts Sex Abuse Victims Vote on Settlement
Tens of thousands of claimants who allege decades of sexual abuse from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are voting on a nearly $1.9-billion settlement plan, according to coverage in the Los Angeles Times.  Voting to approve the settlement plan, which is part of the BSA’s Bankruptcy Reorganization Plan, will commence on December 21, 2021,… View Article
First Zantac trial scheduled
On October 10, 2022, the first Zantac trial will take place in California state court, according to KTVN 2 News. The news outlet further reports this case is the first of thousands to have a scheduled court date, although other cases in different jurisdictions could go to trial earlier than October of next year.  The… View Article
Judge pushes 3M military earplugs lawsuits toward trial
The country’s largest multidistrict litigation (MDL No. 2885) shows signs of life after a federal judge in Florida ordered 1,358 cases to be scheduled for trials. The cases represent a drop in the bucket of 250,000 cases filed against 3M for its defective Combat Arms Version 2 dual-sided earplugs.  The U.S. District Court Northern District… View Article
Baby Formula Lawsuits: Bellwether Trial Selection to Proceed in NEC MDL
Baby Formula Lawsuits: Bellwether Trial Selection to Proceed in NEC MDL
A multidistrict litigation (MDL) action in U.S. District Court – Northern District of Illinois is seeking to hold two manufacturers of tainted baby formula accountable for damages related to necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in infants. As of September 2022, the court has started selecting cases for bellwether trials. These initial bellwether trials will give plaintiffs a... View Article