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Paraquat Lawsuits Consolidated into MDL in Illinois

June 28, 2021   |  
In major news for plaintiffs claiming that exposure to Paraquat caused their Parkinson’s disease, Paraquat lawsuits have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation (MDL). Paraquat MDL On Monday, June 7th, 2021, the Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation in the Southern District of Illinois created new multidistrict litigation (MDL) for claims made...
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Supreme Court Denies Johnson & Johnson’s Appeal of $2 Billion Talcum Powder Verdict

June 3, 2021   |  
The Supreme Court has declined to take up Johnson & Johnson’s appeal of a $2 billion verdict in talcum powder lawsuits. Johnson & Johnson had argued that it did not receive a fair trial. As is typical in rejecting appeals, the Supreme Court offered no explanation for its decision. Two...
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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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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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Zantac MDL and Litigation Update: What’s Happening with Zantac Lawsuits?

December 9, 2020   |  
Zantac and ranitidine manufacturers face allegations that they ignored cancer risks associated with Zantac and ranitidine, and Zantac lawsuits are heating up. Thousands of claims alleging that Zantac causes cancer have been filed since an independent lab released an alarming report and the FDA issued its own Zantac warning. This...
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Zantac Class Action Lawsuit: Are You Eligible?

April 8, 2020   |  
WARNING: The FDA has issued an urgent warning that Zantac may be contaminated with NDMA and potentially cause cancer. In an FDA notice, the federal agency ordered Zantac and generic ranitidine manufacturers to stop selling these products, and urged patients taking prescription or over-the-counter Zantac and ranitidine-containing products to consult...
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EPA Re-Approves Glyphosate, Potentially Cancer-Causing Ingredient in Roundup

March 23, 2020   |  
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) faces multiple lawsuits alleging that the government agency ignored warnings in re-approving a potentially cancer-causing ingredient, glyphosate, in the popular weed killer Roundup. In January, the EPA re-approved glyphosate — the controversial ingredient in Roundup herbicide — and claimed that it does not present a...
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JUUL Contamination: Harvard Study Finds Dangerous Chemical in Vaping Products

January 21, 2020   |  
A research team at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health has discovered glucan, a potentially dangerous contaminant, in samples of JUUL vaping oil. Glucan is a form of sugar that can cause chronic inflammation of the lungs. According to the Harvard study, of 54 JUUL vaping cartridges analyzed,...
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JUUL Suspends Sale of Fruit-Flavored “Pods” in Canada

January 19, 2020   |  
JUUL, North America’s largest e-cigarette manufacturer, will suspend sales of its fruit-flavored vaping products in Canada as the company continues to grapple with increasing legal and political scrutiny for its role in the vaping epidemic. JUUL is accused of deliberately targeting underage youth with “fun” flavors like mango, cucumber and...
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100 Billion Pain Pills: Report Casts Alarming New Light on Opioid Crisis

January 19, 2020   |  
IMPORTANT: Please note that due to filing deadlines and other criteria, we are no longer accepting any opioid claims. More than 100 billion doses prescription painkillers oxycodone and hydrocodone were shipped throughout the United States from 2006 to 2014, according to disturbing new data from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)....
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