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Hernia Mesh Lawsuits More Than Doubled in 2020

Hernia Mesh Litigation Grows as Bard Trials Start in 2021 Even in light of massive holdups due to the COVID-19 pandemic, claims against hernia mesh manufacturers more than doubled in 2020. Hernia mesh lawsuits, which continue to flood in from across the U.S., allege these devices caused severe injuries and complications that led to the […]

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Tyco Settles Firefighting Foam Water Contamination Class Action Lawsuit for $17.5 Million

Justice finally arrives for a small Wisconsin community with the news of a multimillion-dollar award in a firefighting foam class action lawsuit. On January 7, Tyco Firefighting Technology Center agreed to pay $17.5 million to a group of Peshtigo homeowners who found their private drinking water wells were contaminated by toxic chemicals in firefighting foam […]

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UPDATE: Roundup Litigation to Resume Trials with Over Half of Cases Not Settled

Nearly 2,000 Cases Remain Unresolved in Roundup MDL Pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG announced in June that they reached Roundup settlements to resolve around 75% of the weed killer cancer claims against them. However, with nearly 2,000 cases still unresolved in the Roundup federal multidistrict litigation (MDL), a judge ordered dozens of cases to resume trial […]

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New Study Links Nexium and Similar Heartburn Drugs to Fatal Skin Reactions

PPI Heartburn Drugs Linked to Adverse Skin Reactions, Among Other Injuries Proton Pump inhibitors (PPI) drugs like Nexium and Prilosec have been at the heart of a number of lawsuits for dangerous side effects, including kidney and heart problems. Now, a new study adds to the growing list of risks by indicating PPI heartburn medications […]

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Cast Update: Nexium, Prilosec, and other PPI Drug Cases Selected for Pretrial Discovery

Nine PPI Heartburn Drug Injury Cases Chosen to Undergo Discovery for 2021 Trials Increasing lawsuits across the country claim proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs like Nexium and Prilosec increase users’ risks of serious side effects. Now, with thousands of cases pending in a massive multidistrict litigation (MDL), a new case order indicates nine of these […]

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Bard Hernia Mesh Trial Pushed to April 2021 Due to COVID-19 Delays

Bard Hernia Mesh Trial Pushed to April 2021 Due to COVID-19 Delays With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc throughout the judicial system, many litigations have found it necessary to readjust their trial schedules to accommodate COVID-19 delays. The Bard Hernia Mesh Multidistrict Litigation is among the many who have encountered such setbacks. A new case […]

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New Study Links Glyphosate in Roundup Weed Killer to Hormone Disruption

Infamous Herbicide May Cause Injury to the Human Endocrine System The number of studies linking the chemical glyphosate to adverse health conditions continues to grow with the release of a groundbreaking study. Research published in October 2020 indicates glyphosate, the controversial ingredient in Roundup weed killer, could interfere with human hormones, leading to reproductive or […]

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $120M in New York Talcum Powder Case

Woman Accepts Reduced Award for Mesothelioma Caused by Asbestos in Baby Powder Johnson & Johnson faces another massive payout over their talcum powder as a judge ordered the company to pay $120 million to a woman alleging J&J’s baby powder caused her mesothelioma. Originally, a jury awarded $325 million to Donna Olson and her husband, […]

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What is Product Liability?

There are dangerous products on the market. There’s no doubt about that. Every year thousands of lawsuits get filed against the manufacturers of some of the most popular products in the country, from children’s toys to prescription medication. For this reason, our nation created “product liability laws,” a set of legal rules concerning who bears […]

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Veterans Selected for 3M Earplug Injury Trials Receiving Hearing Tests

Judge Approves Protocols for 3M Earplug Lawsuit Plaintiffs to Receive Medical Exams A recently released case order approved protocols for bellwether plaintiffs in the 3M earplug injury litigation to receive medical examinations over claims that 3M’s military earplugs caused veterans’ hearing loss and injuries. This small group of military veterans each filed similar lawsuits against […]

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