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Bayer Agrees to Settle Essure Injury Lawsuits for $1.6 Billion

August 26, 2020

Bayer, the maker of the female sterilization device Essure, announced last week that it would pay about $1.6 billion to resolve approximately 90% of the nearly 39,000 U.S. Essure claims involving women who allegedly suffered injuries caused by the controversial birth control device. The German medical device… Read More> Comments Off on Bayer Agrees to Settle Essure Injury Lawsuits for $1.6 Billion

Family Sues Zantac Makers Over Fatal Case of Pancreatic Cancer

June 4, 2020

The surviving family member of a Pennsylvania man who died from pancreatic cancer last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the makers of Zantac, alleging that years of exposure to carcinogenic chemicals in the recalled heartburn drug caused her loved one’s death. The Zantac wrongful… Read More> Comments Off on Family Sues Zantac Makers Over Fatal Case of Pancreatic Cancer

Federal Judge Assigns More Than Two Dozen Attorneys to Leadership Positions in Zantac Cancer MDL

May 14, 2020

The federal judge overseeing the Zantac multidistrict litigation (MDL) has chosen more than two dozen plaintiffs’ attorneys to serve in leadership positions in the growing litigation over the recalled heartburn drug Zantac and its potential to cause cancer in users. After interviewing 62 attorneys involved in the… Read More> Comments Off on Federal Judge Assigns More Than Two Dozen Attorneys to Leadership Positions in Zantac Cancer MDL

Appeals Court Reinstates Risperdal Gynecomastia Claims Against Johnson & Johnson

May 13, 2020

A California appeals court has reinstated the eligibility of thousands of cases against Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals subsidiary, alleging that the company’s antipsychotic drug Risperdal causes abnormal breast growth in males. The court ruling reverses a lower court’s decision to grant Johnson & Johnson’s… Read More> Comments Off on Appeals Court Reinstates Risperdal Gynecomastia Claims Against Johnson & Johnson

Daubert Ruling Green Lights 16,000 Talcum Powder Cases Against Johnson & Johnson

May 12, 2020

A recent ruling from a federal judge in New Jersey has cleared the way for thousands of talcum powder cancer lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson to proceed. The ruling, handed down by U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson, allows testimony from plaintiffs’ medical and scientific experts, including… Read More> Comments Off on Daubert Ruling Green Lights 16,000 Talcum Powder Cases Against Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $750 Million in Punitive Damages in Talcum Powder Cancer Trial

April 20, 2020

In yet another massive loss for Johnson & Johnson, the baby powder manufacturer was ordered by a New Jersey state jury in February to pay $750 million in punitive damages to four plaintiffs who allege that the company’s Baby Powder product caused them to develop cancer. The damage award, which was… Read More> Comments Off on Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $750 Million in Punitive Damages in Talcum Powder Cancer Trial

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