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Chemical Pneumonia From Vaping

October 17, 2019   |  
As the EVALI outbreak continues across the United States (e-cigarette and vaping product use associated lung injury), many e-cigarette users have developed chemical pneumonia. What is chemical pneumonia? Chemical pneumonia is a dangerous form of pneumonia that can develop after inhaling chemicals that can inflame the lungs. Many chemicals can...
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EVALI – E-Cigarette & Vaping Product Use Associated Lung Injury

October 16, 2019   |  
What is EVALI? Following hundreds of reported cases and multiple deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has formally named the mysterious illness associated with JUUL and other e-cigarette use (otherwise known as “vaping”). The e-cigarette-related lung illness has been named EVALI, which stands for “e-cigarette or vaping...
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Durham Moped Accident Leaves One Dead After SUV Allegedly Runs Stop Sign

October 7, 2019   |  
WRAL reports that a Durham moped driver was killed in an accident early Monday. The moped crash, which reportedly occurred near the intersection of North Guthrie Ave. and Juniper Street in Durham, was allegedly due to another driver's negligence. Police say the driver of a black SUV failed to yield...
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Another One: Johnson & Johnson Agrees to $20.4 Million Opioid Lawsuit Settlement

October 4, 2019   |  
Major pharmaceutical manufacturer Johnson & Johnson this week announced it would pay $20.4 million to settle opioid lawsuits brought by two Ohio counties. The settlement arrives just before a landmark federal trial combining thousands of opioid lawsuits begins in October. Of the $20.4 million, Johnson & Johnson will pay $10...
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Zantac Cancer Risk and Potential Recall for NDMA

October 1, 2019   |  
Does Zantac cause cancer? With evidence indicating a possible cancer risk, Walgreens, CVS and Rite-Aid have stopped selling Zantac and ranitidine, a generic version of the popular heartburn medication. Many people are asking "I heard the Zantac I've been taking could cause Cancer. Is that true?" According to a review...
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Riddle & Brantley Attorney Jonathan Smith Admitted to Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

September 25, 2019   |  
Riddle & Brantley vice president and attorney Jonathan Smith has been admitted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, membership organizations that recognize trial lawyers who have obtained the most significant verdicts and settlements. Smith was offered membership after negotiating a $2,000,000 settlement in a tractor-trailer...
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JUUL Stops Advertising as Potential JUUL Lawsuits Loom

September 25, 2019   |  
JUUL announced it will stop advertising in the United States as the manufacturer grapples with a string of deaths reportedly connected to vaping and the government weighs a total ban on flavored e-cigarettes. In particular, JUUL will end its “Make the Switch” campaign that implies that e-cigarettes are far safer...
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Baby Powder Lawsuits Update: Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $37.3 Million

September 23, 2019   |  
Johnson & Johnson suffered a stinging defeat in a New Jersey courtroom this week when a jury ordered the company to pay $37.3 million over allegations its baby powder caused cancer. Johnson & Johnson is facing thousands of lawsuits alleging that asbestos-contaminated talcum powder caused mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. In...
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Can JUUL cause cancer?

September 18, 2019   |  
With multiple deaths reportedly connected to e-cigarette usage (also known as “vaping”), health experts are taking a closer look at the long-term health risks associated with devices like JUULs. One of the most urgent questions is this: Can JUUL cause cancer? Though e-cigarettes do not burn tobacco, the liquid inside...
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Purdue Pharma Reaches Tentative Opioid Lawsuit Settlement

September 13, 2019   |  
Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has reached a tentative settlement with 27 states and territories in a lawsuit alleging the opioid manufacturer helped fuel the opioid crisis. The deal is valued at nearly $12 billion. Despite the announcement, 20 other state attorneys general have not agreed to the deal....
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