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New Elmiron Maculopathy Study Strengthens Claim Againsts PPS

April 16, 2021   |  
Researchers have conducted a new Elmiron study looking for a correlation between pentosan polysulfate (PPS) and vision problems in patients taking this medication for interstitial cystitis. PPS is also known by its brand name Elmiron and is one of the only treatments available for interstitial cystitis, a rare bladder disease....
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3M Earplug Lawsuit Update

April 15, 2021   |  
Hundreds of thousands of veterans who served in active combat 2003-2015 may be entitled to significant financial compensation in the 3M earplug lawsuits for hearing loss and tinnitus allegedly caused by defective Combat Arms earplugs for the US military. What is the status of these lawsuits? In this 3M earplug...
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TCE and Parkinson’s Disease: Another Risk Factor?

April 12, 2021   |  
Cases of Parkinson’s disease potentially associated with the herbicide Paraquat are increasing at an alarming rate, which has spurred researchers to search for previously unlinked substances that may be causing the terrible disease. Researchers increasingly believe that the chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) also may be linked to the development of Parkinson’s...
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$17.5 Million Settlement in AFFF Class Action Lawsuit

March 25, 2021   |  
As of February 2021, 1000 homeowners in Peshtigo, WI have been awarded a $17.5 million settlement to resolve a class action AFFF lawsuit filed in 2018. The class action lawsuit was filed against Tyco Fire Products and two other manufacturers of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) when the two lead plaintiffs...
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Johnson & Johnson Sets Aside $3.9 Billion for Talcum Powder Settlements

March 1, 2021   |  
Talcum powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson has set aside $3.9 billion for potential settlements of lawsuits alleging that the company's talc-based baby powder caused cancer. The development was first reported in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The amounts is almost double the amount J&J set aside for...
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Disability for COVID-19: Update for “Long-Haulers”

February 25, 2021   |  
Do COVID-19 “long-haulers” qualify for Social Security disability? In a prior post on disability for coronavirus, we mentioned a category of COVID-19 sufferers called “long-haulers.”  A recent NPR story provides more insight into the issue of whether these coronavirus “long-haulers” will eventually qualify for disability benefits. In our previous post,...
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Paragard MDL Update: What’s Happening with Paragard Lawsuits?

December 17, 2020   |  
Teva Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the Paragard copper IUD, faces dozens of Paragard lawsuits alleging that its copper-bound IUD is prone to breaking up as it is removed from the uterus and can cause serious injury to women using the device. Many of our clients are wondering about the current...
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What’s Happening: 3M Earplug Lawsuit Update

December 16, 2020   |  
In 2018, 3M settled a whistleblower lawsuit filed under the False Claims Act with the Department of Justice for $9.1 million over an alleged defect in their Combat Arms Earplugs that could have caused hearing damage in tens of thousands of military service members, but they did not admit any...
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Elmiron MDL Update: What’s Happening with Elmiron Lawsuits?

December 11, 2020   |  
UPDATE: Elmiron lawsuits alleging that Elmiron causes eye damage have been consolidated into multi-district litigation (MDL) in the District Court of New Jersey. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation transferred almost 130 lawsuits to the court of District Court Judge Brian Martinotti on December 15, 2020. Several manufacturers of...
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Talcum Powder Litigation Update: What’s Happening with Baby Powder Lawsuits?

December 10, 2020   |  
Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson alleging that the company’s talc-based baby powder causes cancer. Our attorneys are actively investigating these claims. Johnson & Johnson talcum powder lawsuits have been consolidated in multi-district litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District of New Jersey. Nearly 20,000 cases have...
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