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3M Hit With Another $50 Million Verdict in Latest Earplugs Lawsuit Trial

April 11, 2022   |  
Latest Earplugs Trial Verdict Puts Further Pressure on 3M for Potential Settlement In Florida, a federal jury dealt another blow to 3M during another bellwether trial concerning the company’s allegedly defective military earplugs. Luke Vilsmeyer of Indiana was awarded $50 million in compensatory damages for hearing loss he acquired in...
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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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Cancer-Causing PFAS Chemicals Found in Glasses Spray

January 17, 2022   |  
Does Glasses Spray Contain PFAS? A recent study published in the Environmental Science & Technology journal has found high levels of toxic PFAS chemicals in popular anti-fogging glasses sprays. PFAS or "per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances" are classified as possible human carcinogens, and studies have linked exposure to them to a...
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Does Toxic Baby Food Cause Brain Damage or Autism?

December 28, 2021   |  
Is Toxic Baby Food Causing Brain Damage in Infants? Evidence suggests that heavy metal contamination in popular baby foods may cause brain damage and other neurological and behavioral problems, potentially including autism and ADHD. In November 2019, following a series of complaints about toxic baby food and an alarming report...
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P&G Issues Dry Shampoo and Conditioner Recall for Cancer Risk Due to Benzene

December 21, 2021   |  
On the heels of a similar recall of spray-on deodorants, Proctor & Gamble has issued a voluntary recall of popular aerosol "dry" shampoo and conditioning products after they were found to be contaminated with benzene, a known cancer-causing chemical. The recall includes many popular brands of shampoo and conditioner, including...
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3M Hit with $22.5 Million Verdict in Military Earplugs Trial

December 14, 2021   |  
3M Loses Another Earplugs Lawsuit 3M suffered another legal setback on December 13, 2021 when a Florida jury awarded $22.5 million to a plaintiff who alleged that defective 3M military earplugs caused hearing loss and tinnitus. The verdict is the biggest judgment against 3M in the earplug lawsuits yet. The...
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Proctor & Gamble Hit with Deodorant Class Action Lawsuit Over Benzene-Related Cancer Claims

December 7, 2021   |  
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Proctor & Gamble alleging that the deodorant manufacturer failed to warn consumers about potential cancer risk associated with its Old Spice and Secret spray-on deodorants. Recent testing by an independent lab found benzene in many popular deodorants, including certain Old Spice and...
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Deodorant Recall: Potential Cancer Risk in Old Spice and Secret Spray-On Products

December 3, 2021   |  
Popular brands of deodorant have been recalled due to potential cancer risk after an independent lab discovered the presence of benzene — a known cancer-causing chemical — in certain Old Spice and Secret spray-on deodorants. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the voluntary deodorant recall by Proctor & Gamble in...
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Paraquat Lawsuit Update: Lawsuits Mount Against Syngenta

October 15, 2021   |  
Paraquat, a popular weedkiller (herbicide) used in commercial and residential agriculture, and its manufacturer Syngenta continue to face mounting Paraquat lawsuits that allege a connection between Paraquat exposure and the onset of Parkinson’s disease. Syngenta and its chief distributor, Chevron, have attempted to abate the lawsuits by settling several pending...
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Paraquat Lawsuits Could Cost Syngenta and Chevron Billions

September 29, 2021   |  
Swiss chemical manufacturer Syngenta and its chief distributor Chevron face mounting lawsuits against the popular weed killer paraquat (often marketed under several different paraquat brand names). As dozens of cases continue to be filed, some legal analysts anticipate that potential Paraquat lawsuit settlement amounts could total billions of dollars. Paraquat...
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