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Stay Informed With Our Articles On Defective Medical Devices And Other Dangerous Products

After a defective product has caused you pain and suffering, it is vital that you get as much information as you can before filing a claim. Our library articles explore dangerous medical devices, metal hip implants, dangerous drugs, and other products that could lead to a successful product liability case.
May 21, 2020
Talcum Powder Discontinued by J&J in U.S. and Canada Due to Cancer Lawsuits

Medical and consumer product giant Johnson & Johnson announced they are discontinuing their talc-based baby powder in both the United States and Canada in light of lack of declining demand from talcum powder cancer lawsuits. J&J currently faces nearly 20,000 talcum powder lawsuits over injuries caused by talc in their baby powder. Individuals across the […]

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May 18, 2020
PPI Heartburn Drug Litigation Moving Forward Amid Coronavirus Delay

A case management order released May 11 announced the litigation on kidney problems linked to proton pump inhibitor (PPI) heartburn drugs is moving forward despite the interruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  Manufacturers of popular PPI heartburn drugs like Nexium and Prilosec face nearly 14,000 product liability lawsuits in the federal court system from individuals […]

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May 13, 2020
New Mexico Attorney General Files JUUL Lawsuit for “Creating a Youth Vaping Epidemic”

A new lawsuit has been filed against JUUL Labs Inc. for illegally marketing their e-cigarettes and vaping products to youth in the United States. On May 8, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed a lawsuit against the popular e-cigarette company, alleging JUUL intentionally targeted their products at teens, quickly addicting New Mexico’s youth to […]

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May 8, 2020
Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Firefighting Foam Contaminating Drinking Water

Individuals from a West Virginia community filed a class action lawsuit against several firefighting foam manufactures, alleging cancer-causing chemicals in the foam contaminated local drinking water supplies. Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, the complaint indicates that Martinburg, WV’s drinking water was contaminated by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances […]

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April 28, 2020
Nearly 14,000 Lawsuits Filed for Injuries Caused by PPI Heartburn Medications

A recent joint status report revealed that nearly 14,000 lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers of proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) heartburn medications like Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid. Each of these lawsuits, now part of a multidistrict litigation, raise similar claims that PPI heartburn medications caused individuals to develop serious side effects including kidney damage, heart attacks, […]

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March 30, 2020
Why are Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Implants Dangerous?

Hazardous Complications from Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Implants Most U.S. hernia mesh surgeries use polypropylene mesh, a surgical flesh made of flexible, synthetic materials. Polypropylene is a widely manufactured type of plastic meant to be chemically inactive in order to, ideally, minimize complications. However, researchers have found this plastic may actually be dangerous when used for […]

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March 4, 2020
What is Glyphosate in Roundup?

Roundup’s active ingredient, glyphosate, has been found as toxic and can cause severe injuries such as cancer. As thousands of lawsuits against Roundup’s manufacturer, Monsanto Company, continue to flood in, many who have been exposed to Roundup wonder what is glyphosate and what are the dangers of exposure to glyphosate? If you have been exposed […]

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February 28, 2020
Who is Responsible for PFAS in Firefighting Foam?

Thousands of firefighters and others exposed to firefighting foam are finding their cancer diagnoses and injuries were caused by toxic chemicals in firefighting foam. Aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF), or firefighting foam, has contained chemicals called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluroalkyl (PFAS) since the 1940’s. These man-made chemicals are incredibly resistant to heat, oil, grease, and water. Because […]

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February 17, 2020
What are the Dangers of Invokana?

In recent years researchers discovered new dangers of Invokana, the blockbuster prescription used to treat type 2 diabetes. Invokana, the brand-name version of canagliflozin, belongs to a drug class known as sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors. SGLT-2 inhibitors, like Invokana, are used to treat type 2 diabetes in adults by improving blood sugar levels. Currently […]

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February 10, 2020
Johnson & Johnson to pay $750 Million for Asbestos in Talcum Powder

A New Jersey jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay hundreds of millions in damages to four individuals claiming they developed mesothelioma from asbestos in baby powder created by J&J. This landmark ruling indicates the infamous medical device company should be punished for failing to warn consumers about the asbestos risks from using talcum powder. […]

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