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Bayer Asks Supreme Court to Overrule Recent Roundup Lawsuit Verdicts

April 11, 2022   |  
Bayer Seeks to Overturn $87 Million Roundup Verdict Bayer is again asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review one of the recent multi-million dollar Roundup verdicts against the company in Roundup cancer lawsuits. In this case, the company has asked the Supreme Court to overrule their recent lawsuit ruling that...
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3M Hit with $110 Million Verdict in Military Earplugs Trial

March 28, 2022   |  
3M Loses Major Trial Over Defective Earplugs Allegations In January 2022, a federal jury awarded a $110 million settlement to two U.S. Army veterans who claimed that earplugs manufactured and sold by 3M to the U.S. military were defective and caused significant hearing damage. Nearly 300,000 U.S. service members and...
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2nd Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Begins

March 24, 2022   |  
Another Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Bellwether Trial Gets Underway The second hernia mesh lawsuit bellwether trial for thousands of claimants seeking damages for defective Bard hernia mesh implants has begun in the Southern District of Ohio. The Honorable Edmund A. Sargus, Jr., a U.S. District Judge, presides over the multi-district litigation...
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Exactech Recall Issued Over Defective Knee, Hip, and Ankle Inserts

March 21, 2022   |  
Exactech Implants Recalled Due to Degradation and Potential Health Risks Medical device manufacturer Exactech has issued an urgent recall for several knee, hip, and ankle implants / inserts based on potentially defective packaging that may result in health complications, sometimes resulting in revision surgery. On February 7, 2022, the company...
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Court Approves J&J Bankruptcy Plan to Limit Talc Lawsuit Liability

March 17, 2022   |  
Bankruptcy Decision May Limit Johnson & Johnson's Liability in Talcum Powder Lawsuits Johnson & Johnson, one of the most popular talcum-based baby powder products manufacturers, has been approved for the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing for its subunit LTL Management. Judge Michael B. Kaplan has approved the bankruptcy filing and rejected...
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Similac Baby Formula Linked to Bacterial Infection

March 10, 2022   |  
Recall Issued Due to Potential Baby Formula-Linked Bacterial Infection Abbott Nutrition has ordered a recall on a new lot of their Similac baby formula after the FDA revealed a possible link between Similac formula and a dangerous bacterial infection in infants. In the statement released by the FDA, they indicated...
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Manufacturers Request Baby Formula MDL Consolidation

March 4, 2022   |  
Is a Baby Formula MDL on the Horizon? Recently, the public has been made aware of potential risks associated with giving bovine-based formulas to preterm and high-risk infants. These formulas have been associated with a higher risk for necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a dangerous and potentially fatal condition for infants. Now,...
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Judge Denies Defense Motions, Allows Most Paraquat Lawsuits to Advance

March 3, 2022   |  
Defendants’ Motions Denied in Paraquat Litigation A federal judge in southern Illinois has ruled that hundreds of paraquat lawsuits can proceed against Syngenta Corp. and Chevron USA, the major manufacturers and distributors of the herbicide (weed killer) in the United States. Chief U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel denied motions filed...
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Can Philips CPAP Machines Cause Pneumonia?

January 31, 2022   |  
Philip CPAP Machines and Potential Pneumonia Risk Last year, Philips announced that it would recall many of the company’s CPAP machines and ventilators. This recall was submitted to the FDA and indicated that the polyester-based polyurethane sound abatement foam in the machines could degrade and potentially cause a variety of...
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Did Philips Know Its CPAP Machines Might Cause Cancer and Other Health Problems?

January 27, 2022   |  
A recent investigation by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has uncovered evidence that medical device manufacturer Philips may have been aware of cancer and health risks associated with their now-recalled CPAP machines. Did Philips Hide Complaints About Defective CPAP Machines? The FDA investigation revealed that over 220,000...
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