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Baby Powder Lawsuits Update: Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $37.3 Million

September 23, 2019   |  
Johnson & Johnson suffered a stinging defeat in a New Jersey courtroom this week when a jury ordered the company to pay $37.3 million over allegations its baby powder caused cancer. Johnson & Johnson is facing thousands of lawsuits alleging that asbestos-contaminated talcum powder caused mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. In...
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Can JUUL cause cancer?

September 18, 2019   |  
With multiple deaths reportedly connected to e-cigarette usage (also known as “vaping”), health experts are taking a closer look at the long-term health risks associated with devices like JUULs. One of the most urgent questions is this: Can JUUL cause cancer? Though e-cigarettes do not burn tobacco, the liquid inside...
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Purdue Pharma Reaches Tentative Opioid Lawsuit Settlement

September 13, 2019   |  
Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has reached a tentative settlement with 27 states and territories in a lawsuit alleging the opioid manufacturer helped fuel the opioid crisis. The deal is valued at nearly $12 billion. Despite the announcement, 20 other state attorneys general have not agreed to the deal....
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Johnson & Johnson Aims for Dismissal of Talcum Powder Lawsuits

August 8, 2019   |  
A Kentucky jury has rejected claims that Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder contained asbestos and caused a woman’s mesothelioma. This is the sixth straight win for Johnson & Johnson in court in recent months, and a spokeswoman for the company said it is “pleased” with the decision. According to...
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Roundup Lawsuit Update: Bayer Would Consider “Reasonable” Settlement

August 1, 2019   |  
Roundup lawsuits are piling up, and a potential settlement may be on the horizon. According to Bayer, which acquired Roundup-manufacturer Monsanto in 2018, the company now faces more than 18,000 lawsuits alleging that its popular weed killer causes cancer. Monsanto has lost three high-profile Roundup cancer lawsuits in recent months,...
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Recall Alert: Allergan Breast Implants & Potential ALCL Cancer Risk

July 26, 2019   |  
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested a total recall of Biocell textured breast implants manufactured by Allergan. The FDA advises that these implants have been linked to an unusual and potentially deadly form of cancer. Allergan has agreed to comply with the request and all Allergan Biocell textured...
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Bayer Seems Serious About Potential Roundup Settlement

July 17, 2019   |  
Following a series of high-profile losses in civil court and facing more than 13,000 additional lawsuits, Bayer is sending signals that a Roundup cancer lawsuit settlement may be happening soon. A Roundup settlement would have far-reaching consequences for the thousands of groundskeepers and agricultural workers who allege the popular weed...
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Are essential oils poisonous? They can be…

June 28, 2019   |  
Are essential oils poisonous? Many believe essential oils are harmless because they are natural and have been used for many years. This is simply not true. Essential oils are obtained from plant parts.  Many have a nice scent and therefore are used for perfumes, cosmetics, room fresheners, flavorings and pesticides. ...
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Purdue Pharma Lawsuit: Opioid Manufacturers Face Legal Action

June 20, 2019   |  
In 2017, 1,953 people died of opioid overdoses in North Carolina alone. Sobering numbers like this may help us understand the scope of the opioid epidemic — and why legal action such as the recent Purdue Pharma lawsuit is being brought against opioid manufacturers. The misuse and addiction to prescription...
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Breakfast Cereals Contain Roundup Weed Killer Ingredient Glyphosate

June 17, 2019   |  
Several cereals continue to test positive for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup pesticide that is alleged to cause non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The study is the latest headache for Raleigh-linked Monsanto, which manufactures Roundup. Roundup is currently the subject of thousands of lawsuits, and a California jury recently awarded $2 billion...
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