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Bayer Hit with $1.56 Billion Roundup Verdict

November 27, 2023   |  
Verdict is a Massive Loss for Bayer In a pivotal legal development, Bayer faces a staggering $1.56 billion verdict in Roundup litigation following a trial loss in Missouri over its Roundup weedkiller. This judgment is significant as four plaintiffs successfully argued that Roundup caused them injuries, including cancer. Specifically, the...
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Does PFAS in Firefighting Gear Cause Cancer?

April 15, 2023   |  
Research Shows PFAS Chemicals in Firefighter Gear May Cause Cancer Firefighters are exposed to large amounts of carcinogens from a wide variety of sources, from smoke and chemicals released during fires to certain types of firefighting foam. Recent allegations claim that firefighters may be exposed to yet another source of...
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Johnson & Johnson Proposes $8.9 Billion Talcum Powder Cancer Settlement

April 5, 2023   |  
Potentially marking the final phase of a years-long legal battle, Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $8.9 billion to potentially settle thousands of claims alleging that the company's talcum powder products caused ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, and other health problems. The proposed settlement still requires approval by a federal bankruptcy...
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CPAP Lawsuits Consolidated into MDL: February 2023 Update

February 16, 2023   |  
Philips CPAP MDL Will Accelerate the Legal Process for Victims A wave of CPAP lawsuits filed following a recall of Philips Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) machines have been consolidated into multi-district litigation (MDL). The sprawling MDL includes both class action lawsuits and personal...
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AFFF Cancer Lawsuits: February 2023 Update

February 3, 2023   |  
AFFF Cancer Lawsuits Move Toward Trial New cases in AFFF firefighting foam multidistrict litigation (MDL) continue to climb as the first bellwether trial approaches. The AFFF firefighting foam MDL topped 3,380 individual cases in January 2023 after a new study clarified links between the substance and cancer-related deaths. The first...
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Federal Panel Considers Hair Relaxer MDL

January 28, 2023   |  
Judicial Panel to Consider Consolidation of Hair Relaxer Lawsuits into MDL More than 100 hair relaxer lawsuits have been filed as research continues to link uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, and other injuries to chemical hair relaxer use. A judicial panel will consider consolidating these lawsuits in February 2023, establishing a...
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Cancer-Causing Benzene Found in More Dry Shampoo Products

November 11, 2022   |  
More Spray-On Shampoos Contaminated with Cancer-Causing Benzene Independent chemical testing lab Valisure has released a report that shows more popular brands of dry shampoo contain “quantifiable” levels of benzene, a carcinogenic substance. The new report follows a dry shampoo recall by Unilever in late October 2022. In October 2022, multiple...
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Hair Straightener and Relaxer Products Linked to Uterine Cancer

November 7, 2022   |  
In the past few years, there has been a growing concern among the public and the medical community about hair straightening chemicals and their potential to cause cancer. A recent study has now demonstrated that there is a significantly increased risk for uterine cancer in women who use chemical hair...
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“Camp Lejeune Justice Act” Lets Victims File Contaminated Water Lawsuits

May 18, 2022   |  
New Law May Result in Thousands of Camp Lejeune Lawsuits New legislation passed as part of the PACT Act on August 2nd, 2022 allows victims of contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune file lawsuits seeking damages for cancer and other health problems. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act cleared...
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Deodorant Cancer Lawsuits Against Proctor & Gamble Consolidated in Multi-District Litigation

April 25, 2022   |  
Deodorant Lawsuits Consolidated in the Southern District of Ohio The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has decided that a series of deodorant cancer lawsuits alleging Proctor & Gamble failed to disclose the presence of cancer-causing benzene in certain spray-on deodorant and body spray products will be consolidated into multidistrict...
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