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Philips Facing CPAP Class Action Lawsuits

August 24, 2021   |  
Following a recall of many of its popular CPAP and ventilator machines due to potential cancer risk, Philips now faces several CPAP class action lawsuits brought against them by former users of the recalled devices. This is the first wave in what is expected to be a large number of...
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Johnson & Johnson Wins $50 Million Talcum Powder Lawsuit But Faces Thousands More

August 6, 2021   |  
On Friday, July 30, 2021, an Illinois jury ruled in a talcum powder lawsuit that Johnson & Johnson was not liable for specific plaintiffs’ claims that its popular talc-based baby powder can lead to ovarian and other cancers. This marks a major win for Johnson & Johnson, which has faced...
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Facing Talcum Powder Lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson Considers Restructuring, Bankruptcy Filings

July 27, 2021   |  
Defendant Considers Bankruptcy Protections as It Faces Talcum Powder Lawsuits Facing potentially billions of dollars in settlements and verdicts in thousands of talcum powder lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson is considering options to "offload" liabilities, potentially including starting new talc-related business units that would then seek bankruptcy protections. First reported by...
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Sunscreen Recall: Johnson & Johnson Issues Benzene Cancer Warning

July 15, 2021   |  
Neutrogena and Aveeno Sunscreen Recall Announced Due to Cancer Risk Johnson & Johnson has issued a voluntary recall of certain sunscreens due to benzene contamination and potential cancer risk. The company announced that it was recalling five sunscreen lines marketed under the Neutrogena and Aveeno brand names. The company said...
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JUUL to Pay $40 Million to Settle North Carolina Lawsuit

June 29, 2021   |  
JUUL will pay $40 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the State of North Carolina, alleging that the company deliberately marketed its popular e-cigarettes to minors. The JUUL lawsuit was filed in 2019 by the North Carolina Attorney General, Josh Stein. IMPORTANT: This settlement covers the lawsuit filed by...
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Congressional Committee Alleges Fisher-Price Knew Its Rock n’ Play Sleeper Was Deadly

June 29, 2021   |  
Did Fisher-Price know its defective baby sleeper could cause death? Following the Fisher-Price baby sleeper recall in 2019, congressional inquiry has uncovered alarming information concerning risks associated with the Rock n’ Play sleeper. In June 2021, a congressional report alleged that for years Fisher-Price ignored various warning signs that its...
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Cancer-Causing PFAS Chemicals Found in Makeup

June 18, 2021   |  
PFAS in Makeup Presents Major Cancer Risk A study has found high levels of the toxic chemicals known as PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in a majority of makeup products sold in the United States and Canada. According to a report published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters,...
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Did Syngenta and Chevron Know Paraquat Causes Parkinson’s Disease?

May 13, 2021   |  
Plaintiffs' attorneys in a bellwether trial alleging that Paraquat weed killer causes Parkinson’s disease are expected to introduce potentially damning evidence against herbicide manufacturer Syngenta. Namely, plaintiff’s attorneys will introduce “internal company records showing Syngenta knew that its product causes Parkinson’s disease,” according to a recent report. Chevron, another manufacturer...
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3M Loses 1st “Bellwether” Earplug Trial

May 3, 2021   |  
3M was hit with more than $6,000,000 in punitive damages after a jury found the company’s defective earplugs caused hearing loss among military veterans. The loss in the first “bellwether” 3M earplug trial is a significant setback for the St. Paul-based company. 3M faces more than 200,000 claims alleging that...
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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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