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Roundup Settlement Discussions Ordered in MDL


Following the first two trials in the ongoing Roundup litigation ending in decisive victories for plaintiffs with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from exposure to the popular weed killer, the District Judge overseeing the federal litigation has cancelled a bellwether trial scheduled for next month and ordered the parties to enter into Roundup settlement discussions as part...

Valsartan Colon Cancer Lawsuit Filed Over Medication Contamination


A recent valsartan colon cancer lawsuit indicates that exposure to the defective generic hypertension drugs that were recalled due to chemical impurities caused a man to develop the life-threatening condition.Walter Hurens filed the complaint this past month in the Southern District of Mississippi. He is naming Acetris, LLC, and Aurobindo Pharma as defendants.Hurens indicates...

Roundup Weed Killer Caused Fatal Lymphoma


A new Roundup lawsuit indicates that a former landscaper developed fatal lymphoma from regular exposure to the popular weed killer and paid for Monsanto concealing Roundup’s cancer risks with his life.The deceased landscaper’s wife, Ellen Scotto, filed the complaint April 4 in the Supreme Court of New York for Nassau County. As the administrator...

Military Earplug Lawsuits Receive Centralization


The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has decided to consolidate and centralize all military earplug lawsuits against 3M pending in the federal court system due to striking similarities in the allegations that the standard U.S. military issue Combat Arms earplugs’ significant defects caused permanent hearing damage.More than 635 military earplug lawsuits have been...

Jury Awards $80M Roundup Verdict Against Monsanto


A San Francisco jury returned with an $80 million Roundup verdict for a California man who says Monsanto’s popular weed killer caused cancer and that the company actively concealed the risks from the public.Earlier this month, the same six-person jury sided with plaintiff Edwin Hardeman on his claims that Roundup was a “substantial” factor...

Zostavax Lawsuit Alleges Vaccine Defects Led to Death


A new Zostavax lawsuit claims that a Pennsylvania man developed heart and respiratory failure, as well as other fatal complications shortly after receiving the defective shingles vaccine.Doris Jean Johnson filed the Zostavax lawsuit against Merck & Co. on March 6 in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She is presenting claims on behalf of herself...

Lawyers Expect 3,000 Hernia Mesh Lawsuits in Bard MDL by 2020


Recent court filings indicate that lawyers expect the number of hernia mesh lawsuits in the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) against C.R. Bard to reach 3,000 by the end of 2019.Currently, there are only a few hundred hernia mesh lawsuits in the MDL. However, they all involve strikingly similar allegations that Bard concealed significant defects...