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Bayer Agrees to Pay $39.5 Million in Class Action Lawsuit Over Misleading Roundup Claims

April 1, 2020

Bayer AG has agreed to pay $39.5 million to resolve allegations that its Monsanto subsidiary made false and misleading claims in advertisements about Roundup and the potential health risks the controversial weed killer may pose for humans and animals. As part of the settlement agreement, the company will remove from the… Read More> Comments Off on Bayer Agrees to Pay $39.5 Million in Class Action Lawsuit Over Misleading Roundup Claims

Lawsuit Alleges Side Effects of Zantac Caused Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

March 25, 2020

A new product liability lawsuit filed in federal court in Alabama alleges that side effects of the popular heartburn drug Zantac exposed an Alabama man to carcinogenic chemicals for years, ultimately leading to his prostate cancer diagnosis. Based on recent testing by an independent laboratory and widespread drug recalls affecting nearly… Read More> Comments Off on Lawsuit Alleges Side Effects of Zantac Caused Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

New Research Supports Link Between Mesothelioma and Exposure to Asbestos in Talc Products

March 20, 2020

Researchers from Virginia have published a new study that appears to confirm growing concerns about the potential for asbestos contamination in talc-based powders to cause a rare but deadly type of cancer known as mesothelioma. The study, published this week in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, suggests that malignant mesothelioma… Read More> Comments Off on New Research Supports Link Between Mesothelioma and Exposure to Asbestos in Talc Products

Boy Scouts of America Creates Sexual Abuse Compensation Program

March 5, 2020

Following last month’s announcement that the Boys Scouts of America (BSA) was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in order to “equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue carrying out its mission for years to come,” the organization is now calling for individuals with claims against… Read More> Comments Off on Boy Scouts of America Creates Sexual Abuse Compensation Program

Miami Jury Awards $9 Million in Damages in Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit

March 2, 2020

Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower Body Powder, has been ordered to pay $9 million in damages to a woman who alleges that years of exposure to asbestos in the company’s talc-based powders caused her to develop mesothelioma. This is the second talcum powder cancer trial… Read More> Comments Off on Miami Jury Awards $9 Million in Damages in Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit

Paragard Lawsuits Filed Over Broken IUD Birth Control Devices

February 26, 2020

Women all over the country who have been implanted with a Paragard IUD birth control device are suing the device manufacturer over injuries they suffered after their IUD broke or migrated out of position and damaged their internal organs. Many of the women pursuing legal… Read More> Comments Off on Paragard Lawsuits Filed Over Broken IUD Birth Control Devices

Asbestos Contamination Concerns Prompt Government Experts to Urge New Talc Testing Standards

January 15, 2020

A panel of experts convened by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling for the implementation of new testing standards and safety parameters for talc-based products, amid concerns about the potential for these products to be contaminated with asbestos and expose users to a risk of cancer. The recommendations,… Read More> Comments Off on Asbestos Contamination Concerns Prompt Government Experts to Urge New Talc Testing Standards

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