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  • Lawsuits for Vision Problems Caused by Elmiron
    by Levin Papantonio on October 20, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    With 80 product liability lawsuits already filed and hundreds more likely to follow, lawyers are discussing the coordination of multi-district litigation (MDL). To date, legal action has been taken against Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., and... To read the entire article, click the title above.

  • What You Should Know About Hernia Mesh Complications
    by Levin Papantonio on October 15, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, more than one million hernia repair surgeries happen every year in the U.S., 90 percent of hernia repair surgeries use hernia mesh.Hernia mesh is a medical device used in hernia repair surgeries. Surgeons implant the screen-like... To read the entire article, click the title above.

  • Johnson & Johnson to Pay Over $100 Million for Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits
    by Levin Papantonio on October 7, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    After four years of litigation between plaintiffs and Johnson & Johnson, the multinational corporation agreed to the first set of major settlements. The agreement to pay $100 million will resolve more than 1,000 lawsuits in which plaintiffs allege that the talc in Johnson & Johnson’s... To read the entire article, click the title above.

  • PFAS in Everyday Products May Hurt Pregnant Women and Their Babies
    by Levin Papantonio on October 4, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    In 2016, residents in Hoosick Falls, New York, learned that for years they had been drinking water contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). One resident, Nikki Aldrich, carried her two children during this period of contamination.The Aldrich family was interviewed by a reporter... To read the entire article, click the title above.

  • Testing Shows 3M Combat Arms Earplugs Totally Inadequate
    by Levin Papantonio on September 28, 2020 at 3:53 pm

      Aearo Technologies’ Combat Arms earplugs were standard issue for U.S. soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. The devices were hailed as groundbreaking technology that enabled soldiers to protect their hearing while still being able to hear commands amidst war zones.Unfortunately, the... To read the entire article, click the title above.

  • Presiding MDL Judge Denies Summary Judgment As To Most Bard Hernia Mesh Claims
    by Levin Papantonio on September 5, 2020 at 2:39 pm

      On September 1, 2020, District Judge Edmund A. Sargus, the presiding judge for In re: Davol, Inc./C.R. Bard, Inc., Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Prods. Liab. Litig., MDL No. 2846, issued the summary judgment ruling in the first bellwether trial.   Johns v. C.R. Bard, Inc.,... To read the entire article, click the title above.

  • EPA Says Chemours Should Switch to Less Dangerous PFAS
    by Levin Papantonio on August 27, 2020 at 11:54 pm

    When drinking water supplies around Fayetteville, North Carolina proved to be contaminated, all fingers pointed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) manufactured at Chemours’ Fayetteville Works plant. U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C. called a roundtable meeting to discuss the... To read the entire article, click the title above.

  • Court Affirms $3.6 Million Jury Verdict for Bard IVC Filter
    by Levin Papantonio on August 20, 2020 at 12:48 am

      U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld damages awarded to a patient who suffered heart damage from C.R. Bard’s clot-stopping vein filter. The court ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s edicts did not pre-empt Georgia’s state law underscoring a duty to warn.In... To read the entire article, click the title above.

  • Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Geico for Coronavirus Premium Returns
    by Levin Papantonio on August 16, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    A class-action lawsuit might be taking shape against Geico auto insurance company. When the insurer announced its 15% “Geico Giveback” premium discount program in April, consumers understood it would reflect the dramatic reduction in driving during the COVID-19 crisis. Consumers, however, think the... To read the entire article, click the title above.

  • Twelve Cancer Deaths Linked to Allergan Breast Implants
    by Levin Papantonio on August 13, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    In September 2019, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration reported that at least 12 women had died from breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)—a rare cancer of the immune system—caused by textured breast implants and tissue expanders made by Allergan.... To read the entire article, click the title above.

  • Bayer Sets Aside $1.47 Billion for Essure Lawsuits
    by Levin Papantonio on August 7, 2020 at 1:55 pm

      In a press release announcing second-quarter earnings, Bayer AG reported that it has reserved $1.47 billion (1.25 billion euros) for the potential settlement of Essure contraceptive device lawsuits filed against the company. Some of the funds set aside will be used in... To read the entire article, click the title above.

  • 3M’s Legal Defense Rejected by Federal Judge
    by Levin Papantonio on August 2, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    A federal court judge ruled on Friday, July 24, 2020, that 3M created designs for its Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2) without U.S. military input, and so the company cannot use the government contract defense at trial.In planning their legal strategy, 3M lawyers aimed to invoke the... To read the entire article, click the title above.