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3M Earplug Lawsuit News

April 30, 2021
3M Receives $7.1 million Verdict As First Bellwether Trial Comes To A Close
A federal jury in Florida found 3M liable for hearing damage and awarded the plaintiffs a $7.1 million verdict Friday, most of it punitive damages, in the first bellwether trial of the large multidistrict litigation involving military members' claims that their hearing was harmed because the company's combat earplugs were faulty.
Source: Law 360

Zantac Lawsuit News

April 27, 2021
Zantac Plaintiffs Hope The U.S. Supreme Court’s Ford Case Decision Helps Their Claims
The recent U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Ford Motor Co v. Montana in the Eighth Judicial District is related to Product Liability Claims and may be important in the upcoming Zantac Trials.
Source: Reuters

Elmiron Eye Damage Lawsuit News

April 21, 2021
New Study Shows People with Long Term Exposure to PPS have 20% Chance of Having Maculopathy
A new study examining toxic Maculopathy after being exposed to pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS), the main drug in the medication Elmiron, shows that 20% of patients with long term exposure reported incidence of Maculopathy.
Source: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology

3M Earplug Lawsuit News

March 29, 2021
“Bellwether” Trial Against 3M Begins in Pensacola, Florida
The first trial against 3M consolidates three lawsuits and will be used as a base to assess important evidence and damages which will help shape the deal to resolve the thousands of other cases.
Source: Reuters

Talcum Powder Lawsuit News

February 23, 2021
New Filings Show Johnson & Johnson Put Aside Close To $4 billion For Talc Verdict 
In 2020 Johnson & Johnson put to the side $3.9 billion in litigation expenses. The company said it was “primarily associated with talc-related reserves and certain settlements”.
Source: Reuters

Paragard IUD Lawsuit News

February 19, 2021
Representatives from 2 Different Law Firms to Lead the ParaGard MDL Counsel 
The federal judge in Georgia presiding over the MDL against ParaGard chose attorneys from the firm of Fibich Leebron Copeland Briggs and Sanders Phillips Grossman LLC to lead the women who allege they were harmed by the IUD device.
Source: Law360

Roundup Lawsuit News

February 4, 2021
Bayer Proposes $2 Billion Fund For Compensation 
Bayer AG has proposed setting up a $2 billion fund to for future claims against its weedkiller product Roundup to compensate people.
Source: Consumer Affairs

Paragard IUD Lawsuit News

January 26, 2021
Paragard Lawsuit Consolidated into MDL
The Multi district Litigation is made up of 55 lawsuits filed across 31 federal districts and were grouped together in the district of Northern Georgia.
Source: Medtruth

Elmiron Eye Damage Lawsuit News

January 14, 2021
Diverse Attorney Group Requested As Lead Counsel in Elmiron MDL
Consumers alleging that Elmiron causes vision damage proposed that the leadership team of the case follows U.S. Judge U.S. Judge Brian R. Martinotti's repeated requests for diversity and that many of the counsel members are women.
Source: Law360

Elmiron Eye Damage Lawsuit News

December 16, 2020
Elmiron Lawsuit Consolidated Into MDL, Sent to New Jersey Court
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation appointed U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti to oversee the lawsuits. The Panel has transferred over 130 lawsuits to New Jersey.

3M Earplug Lawsuit News

October 30, 2020
Government May Be Allowed to Withhold Expert From 3M Case
A Federal Judge in Florida said the Department of Defense gave good reasons to keep an Army Officer from sitting for a deposition relating to the 3M earplug case.
Source: Bloomberg

Talcum Powder Lawsuit News

October 5, 2020
Johnson and Johnson Has Agreed To Pay More Than $100 Million To Settle Over 1,000 Lawsuits
The company agreed to settle the lawsuits which state that the company’s baby powder causes cancer. This is the first time the company has settled a bulk of suits and not individual lawsuits.
Source: Bloomberg

Elmiron Eye Damage Lawsuit News

September 25, 2020
Tennessee Couple Requests That All Elmiron Cases Be Combined
A filing by a couple from Tennessee is requesting that all the Elmiron product liability lawsuits be combined and sent to a New Jersey federal court to “guard against inconsistent rulings”.
Source: Bloomberg

FDA Regulation News

September 24, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration Announced That It Would Now Require An Update To The Warning Label On Benzodiazepines Drugs.
The FDA said it was requiring the label on this class of drugs “to better warn the public and health professionals about the serious risks of abuse and addiction.”
Source: FDA

3M Earplugs Lawsuit News

September 20, 2020
3M Is Now One of The Largest Consumer Mass Torts Ever Over Military Earplugs
More than 200,000 people say that Combat Arms earplugs were knowingly defective, imperceptibly loosening and leaking in noise.
Source: Startribune

Select Justice Scholarship News

July 29th, 2020
Select Justice in Partnership with the Clearity Foundation Launch Ovarian Cancer Scholarship
Select Justice's new Scholarship Program is an opportunity for women affected by ovarian cancer to receive a financial reward to assist with their education.
Source: Yahoo News

Elmiron Eye Damage Lawsuit News

July 13th, 2020
Elmiron Places A Warning Label about Vision Damage on their US Packaging
A few weeks ago Janssen Pharmaceuticals added a warning of the risk of retinal damage to the label of Elmiron in the USA
Source: IC News

Talcum Powder Lawsuit News

June 24th, 2020
Court upholds $2 billion in damages against Johnson and Johnson
On June 23 2020 an appellate court in Missouri upheld more than $2 billion in damages against Johnson & Johnson, saying the company knew there was asbestos in its baby powder.
Source: Reuters

Roundup Lawsuit

June 24th, 2020
Bayer to Pay Up to $10.9 Billion to Settle Bulk Lawsuits
After more than a year of talks, Bayer agreed to pay as much as $10.9 billion to settle close to 100,000 U.S. lawsuits
Source: Reuters

Zantac And Cancer Lawsuit

June 12th, 2020
Attorneys file petition to consolidate product liability cases against the manufacturers of Zantac (ranitidine).
Attorneys from four firms representing 40 California plaintiffs who claim they developed cancer after using Zantac have recently filed a petition to consolidate product liability cases against the manufacturers of the heartburn medication.
Source: Medtruth

E-Cigarettes Ban News

June 10th, 2020
Tobacco companies push to legally overturn Los Angeles County ban on flavored vape fluid
On June 1, 2020, the second-largest tobacco company in the U.S. filed a complaint challenging the LA vape ban alleging the action is unconstitutional and unenforceable
Source: Medtruth

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