Air Force Firefighter Files Lawsuit Over Testicular Cancer Diagnosis From AFFF
Aug 09, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Lawsuit indicates that firefighting foam used throughout his career resulted in cancer and the need for surgery. August 09, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson According to allegations raised in a lawsuit recently filed by a former Air Force firefighter, exposure to aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) used to fight petroleum fires throughout his career resulted in a […]...Continue reading

LifeCell Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Filed After Strattice Tissue Matrix Failed
Aug 08, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

The LifeCell hernia mesh lawsuit claims the Strattice Tissue Matrix failed after only a year. August 08, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson LifeCell Corporation faces a hernia mesh lawsuit brought by a South Carolina woman, who was left with painful and life-long injuries after a Strattice tissue matrix used during a hernia repair failed, resulting in […]...Continue reading

Key Points of Boy Scout Sex Abuse Bankruptcy Settlement Plan Approved by Judge
Aug 08, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Parties expect a finalized version of the Boy Scout sex abuse bankruptcy settlement plan to be approved in the coming weeks. August 08, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson A federal judge has approved major parts of a nearly $2.3 billion settlement fund for child sex abuse claims against Boy Scouts of America, which would resolve tens […]...Continue reading

Roundup Weed Killer’s Primary Ingredient Passes Through Blood-Brain Barrier, Study Warns
Aug 05, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Glyphosate used in Roundup and other weed killers could cause neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, researchers warn. August 05, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson The findings of a new study raise additional concerns about the long-term health risks from glyphosate, the active ingredient in the controversial Roundup weed killer, suggesting that it can pass through the blood-brain […]...Continue reading

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination-Decades of Water Contamination
Aug 04, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

Camp Lejeune represents the worst contamination of a public water system in American history. From 1953 to 1987 the water supply at the Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina was contaminated with dangerously high levels of carcinogenic chemicals. Marines, their families, and people who worked at Camp Lejeune drank and bathed in […]...Continue reading

What Chemicals Contaminated Camp Lejeune’s Water?
Aug 04, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

There could be a million or more legal claims against the federal government by those exposed to and injured by contaminated water at the Marine base over a 37-year period. What caused the harm? What injuries might these people suffer? The Veterans Administration states the water supply at the North Carolina military facility was found […]...Continue reading

Firefighting Foam Water Contamination Lawsuit To Be Selected For Trial
Aug 04, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Court indicates the first bellwether case involving firefighting foam water contamination will be selected in December 2022, and go may go before a jury in April 2023. August 04, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Given common questions of fact and law raised in firefighting foam lawsuits brought throughout the federal court system, including cancer claims brought […]...Continue reading

Lawsuits Over Camp Lejeune Water Cleared to Move Forward In U.S. Congress
Aug 03, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

The “Honoring Our PACT” Act passed with bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress and is now heading to President Biden’s desk, opening a two year window for military veterans, family members and others exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune to pursue lawsuits and obtain compensation for injuries. August 03, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Thousands […]...Continue reading

Des Moines Area Drinking Water Suppliers File PFAS Contamination Lawsuits
Aug 02, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Lawsuit comes after report finds water systems contaminated with PFAS chemicals even after treatments, potentially posing health risks to local residents. August 01, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Two water districts in Iowa have joined a growing number of communities nationwide who are pursuing lawsuits against manufacturers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), indicating the so-called […]...Continue reading

PFAS Medical Testing Recommended For High Risk Individuals
Jul 30, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Researchers called for more PFAS medical testing in light of growing evidence linking the chemicals to several forms of cancer, decreased fetal and infant growth and decreased immune system responses. July 29, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson As a growing number of individuals and communities nationwide are pursuing PFAS water contamination lawsuits and medical monitoring class […]...Continue reading

Value of J&J Talcum Powder Lawsuit Settlements To Be Estimated By Ken Feinberg for Bankruptcy Judge
Jul 29, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Plaintiffs warn the process of assessing the talcum powder lawsuit settlement values could last as long as three to five years, further delaying progress in litigation that was set to go before juries this year. July 29, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson The federal judge overseeing bankruptcy proceedings involving a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary has assigned […]...Continue reading

PFAS Exposure Causing Cancer, Thyroid Disease and Childhood Obesity Linked to Billions in Healthcare Costs: Study
Jul 29, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Exposure to PFAS chemicals has been tied to 13 major health problems, costing the U.S. healthcare system between $5.5 billion and $63 billion over the current population’ lifetime. July 28, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Researchers are warning that cases of cancer, thyroid disease, childhood obesity and other medical conditions caused by PFAS exposure may cost […]...Continue reading

Nexium Lawsuit Over Kidney Disease Diagnosis Should Be Cleared for First Bellwether Trial in November 2022: Special Master
Jul 28, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

First case to go to trial involves a Nexium lawsuit filed over a kidney disease diagnosis, which is expected to be followed by additional bellwether trials in March 2023 and April 2023. July 27, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson After reviewing pretrial motions regarding the admissibility of expert witness testimony that will be presented by parties […]...Continue reading

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Law Delayed Once Again in U.S. Senate
Jul 28, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

GOP Senators say they oppose unrelated spending in broader Veterans toxic substance exposure legislation that includes Camp Lejeune water contamination bill. July 28, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson New legislation that would provide veterans and family members with financial compensation for injuries caused by water contamination at Camp Lejeune Marine training base in North Carolina, as […]...Continue reading

Science “Show and Tell” For Philips CPAP Lawsuits and SoClean Lawsuits Scheduled For Sept. 1
Jul 28, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Court will hear educational presentations about complex scientific issues that will come up in thousands Philips CPAP lawsuits and SoClean lawsuits. August 01, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson The U.S. District Judge overseeing all federal Philips CPAP lawsuits and SoClean lawsuits has scheduled a science “show and tell” for September 1, so the parties can make […]...Continue reading

3M Proposes $1 Billion Earplug Lawsuit Settlement Fund as Part of Aearo Subsidiary Bankruptcy
Jul 28, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

With nearly 250,000 veterans pursuing earplug hearing loss lawsuits, the settlement fund has already been dismissed as inadequate compensation to resolve the litigation. July 27, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson While facing hundreds of thousands of earplug lawsuits filed by former military service members left with hearing damage, 3M Company is attempting to place it’s Aearo […]...Continue reading

Infants Surviving NEC Face Devastating and Permanent Injuries at Start of Life
Jul 28, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Infants with NEC face stomach tubes, frequent blood draws, feeding interruptions, and permanent disabilities and medical problems. July 27, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a devastating ailment which can afflict premature infants, which is substantially more likely to occur if the child is fed cow’s milk-based infant formula, instead of breast milk. […]...Continue reading

Legislative Update: PACT Act blocked
Jul 28, 2022 by Lori Freshwater

By: Lori L. Freshwater A bill that began as the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act is now more commonly called the Honoring our PACT Act or simply the PACT Act. The legislation is meant to address chemical exposures caused by the military which have affected human health for generations. Although it was […]

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Problems with a DreamStation CPAP Put Man in Coma with Respiratory Failure, Lawsuit Claims
Jul 26, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

The lawsuit claims DreamStation CPAP device problems put the plaintiff in a coma for two weeks, and he spent an additional two weeks on a ventilator. July 26, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson An Arkansas man indicates in a recently filed lawsuit that he spent two weeks in a coma due to design problems with a […]...Continue reading

Lawsuit Claims Abbott Endangered Children By Delaying Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare Formula Recall
Jul 26, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Delaying the Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare formula recall for months placed infants at risk of developing severe and life threatening infections from Salmonella Newport and Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria, the lawsuit claims. July 25, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Abbott faces a class action lawsuit over Similac, Alimentum, and Elecare formula recalls issued earlier this year, claiming […]...Continue reading

Lawsuit Over PFAS Water Contamination in Wisconsin Filed By State’s Attorney General
Jul 25, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Wisconsin Attorney General seeks to force polluters to pay restitution and cleanup costs associated with PFAS contaminated drinking water in the state. July 25, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson The Wisconsin attorney general filed a lawsuit last week against several chemical and safety equipment manufacturers, indicating they are responsible for contaminating the state’s water, property and […]...Continue reading

Nearly Two Dozen Firefighters Join Together in Lawsuit Over PFAS Exposure from Firefighting Foam
Jul 22, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

The firefighters report that their PFAS exposure led to cases of prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, ulcerative colitis and other health problems. July 22, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson A group of 23 firefighters and their spouses have joined together in a lawsuit over PFAS in firefighting foam, which was regularly used by each of […]...Continue reading

Most U.S. Children Have Detectable Levels of Roundup Exposure: CDC
Jul 22, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

The rate of detectable levels of Roundup exposure in children was 87%, compared to only 80% among tested adults. July 22, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Federal researchers indicate nearly 9 out of 10 American children have detectable levels of glyphosate, the chemical used as the active ingredient in the controversial weedkiller Roundup, raising concerns about […]...Continue reading

Syngenta Faces a Parkinson’s Disease Wrongful Lawsuit Over Paraquat Sprayed By Neighboring Farmers
Jul 20, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

The Parkinson’s disease wrongful death lawsuit indicates Syngenta never warned users or those who suffered Paraquat exposure of the potential health risks. July 20, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson According to allegations raised in a wrongful death lawsuit recently filed against Syngenta, a Louisiana man developed a fatal case of Parkinson’s disease after direct exposure to […]...Continue reading

Philips Claims SoClean Ozone Emissions Increased Degradation of Toxic Foam Linked to CPAP Device Recall
Jul 19, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Ozone emissions, like those linked to SoClean devices, increased sound abatement foam degradation in recalled CPAP machines by a factor of 14, Philips claims. July 19, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson One year after a Philips CPAP device recall was issued for millions of sleep apnea machines that contained a defective sound abatement foam, the manufacturer […]...Continue reading

House Passes Bill to Allow Camp Lejeune Water Lawsuits, Burn Pit Exposure Benefits
Jul 15, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Lawmakers overwhelmingly voted in favor of legislation which will prevent statute of limitations from barring Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits and provide health care benefits for burn pit and other toxic exposures. July 15, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson New legislation that will allow veterans and their family members to pursue Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits, […]...Continue reading

Judge Rejects Motions to Overturn Bard Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Verdict or Hold New Damages Trial
Jul 15, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

A federal judge has upheld a Bard hernia mesh lawsuit verdict issued in April despite motions from both defendants and plaintiffs calling for summary judgment or a new trial. July 14, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson The U.S. District Judge presiding over all federal Bard hernia mesh lawsuits has rejected a motion filed by the manufacturer […]...Continue reading

Glyphosate: Cancer and Other Health Concerns
Jul 14, 2022 by Carey Gillam

Glyphosate, a synthetic herbicide patented in 1974 by the Monsanto Company and now manufactured and sold by many companies in hundreds of products, has been associated with cancer and other health concerns. Glyphosate is best known as the active ingredient in Roundup-branded herbicides, and the herbicide used with “Roundup Ready” genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Herbicide […]...Continue reading

AFFF Lawsuit Alleges Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Caused Ulcerative Colitis
Jul 14, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Marine indicates that he was unaware that PFAS chemicals in Camp Lejeune water caused ulcerative colitis diagnosis until the summer of 2020. July 14, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson A former U.S. Marine indicates he developed ulcerative colitis due to water contamination at Camp Lejeune, a military installation in North Carolina, which contained high levels of […]...Continue reading

More Than 1,000 Elmiron Lawsuits Over Vision Problems Pending, As Parties Prepare For Trials Next Year
Jul 13, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

A federal judge indicates more than 1,000 Elmiron lawsuits over vision problems have been filed throughout the federal and state court systems.

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Army Firefighter Was Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer From Foam Exposure: Lawsuit
Jul 13, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

A U.S. Army firefighter says 20 years of serving on bases worldwide exposed him to toxic firefighting foam which led to prostate cancer.

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U.S. Appeals Court Rejects Roundup Lawsuit Preemption Argument, In Another Legal Blow for Bayer
Jul 13, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Roundup failure to warn claims were reinstated after the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals determined there was no basis for a federal preemption defense to the Georgia state law claims. July 13, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Yet another federal court has shot down Bayer and Monsanto’€™s attempts to cut off failure to warn claims raised […]...Continue reading

Mother of Premature Infant Twins Filed NEC Lawsuit Against Makers of Similac, Enfamil
Jul 09, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

A mother has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the makers of Similac and Enfamil infant formula, claiming both of her newborn twins contracted necrotizing enterocolitis after consuming them, resulting in one of the twins' dying.

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PFAS Levels in Baltimore Water System Higher Than New EPA Health Advisory Levels: Report
Jul 08, 2022 by Russell Maas

A new study reveals levels of PFAS in Baltimore's drinking water supply which exceed what the EPA now considers to be safe.

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Motion Filed to Dismiss Taxotere Lawsuits Over Excessive Tearing Problems
Jul 07, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Sanofi has filed a motion to dismiss Taxotere excessive tearing lawsuits on the basis of a label warning critics have said is inadequate.

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Lawyers Prepare to File Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Lawsuits Once Legislation Enacted
Jul 06, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Attorneys nationwide are preparing to file Camp Lejeune toxic water lawsuits once pending legislation bypassing statute of limitation laws is passed.

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Sucralose: Emerging Science Reveals Health Risks
Jul 06, 2022 by Stacy Malkan

Sucralose is the most widely used artificial sweetener in the United States. Most commonly sold under the brand name Splenda, the chemical is used in over 6,000 food products. It is often found in “diet” sodas including Diet Coke with Splenda, Diet Pepsi with Splenda, as well as Gatorade’s Propel Water, low-calorie Kool-Aid, Atkins Diet […]...Continue reading

DOJ Sides With Talcum Powder Plaintiffs in Appeal of Johnson & Johnson Bankruptcy Filing
Jul 05, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

The Justice Department has joined talcum powder lawsuit plaintiffs in protesting a Johnson & Johnson bankruptcy filing, saying the maneuver was made in bad faith.

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Cancer Drug Copiktra Linked To Increased Risk of Death, FDA Warns
Jul 02, 2022 by Martha Garcia

The FDA warns the cancer drug, Copiktra, may be linked to an increased risk of death among patients.

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Lawsuit Claims Infant Contracted Salmonella from Contaminated Similac Formula
Jul 02, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

A family's product liability lawsuit claims their child contracted salmonella twice after eating contaminated Similac formula which was later recalled.

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Covidien Parietex Hernia Patch Caused Bowel Obstruction: Lawsuit
Jun 30, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

A Covidien Parietex hernia mesh lawsuit claims the defective design led to bowel obstruction and the need for multiple revision surgeries.

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Direct Filing of NEC Lawsuits Against Similac, Enfamil Manufacturers To Be Permitted in MDL
Jun 29, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

A federal judge plans to approve direct filing of future NEC lawsuits straight to the MDL court, streamlining the process for parents pursuing claims against the makers of Similac and Enfamil cow's milk-based formula.

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SoClean Class Action Lawsuit Claims CPAP Cleaning Machines Not Safe For Human Use
Jun 29, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

A SoClean class action lawsuit claims the manufacturer deceived consumers about the safety of the CPAP cleaning machines, which emit high levels of ozone.

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Taxotere Lawsuit Filed Over Tear Duct Obstruction That Required Painful Eye Surgery
Jun 28, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

A Taxotere lawsuit filed by a Virginia woman claims she suffered tear duct obstruction and required painful surgery after using Taxotere for only two months.

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Military Ear Plugs Settlements May Cost 3M Company Billions: WSJ Report
Jun 28, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

The Wall Street Journal estimates litigation over military ear plugs will cost 3M Company billions of dollars to settle.

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Supreme Court Rejects Second Roundup Lawsuit Verdict Appeal By Bayer
Jun 28, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a Bayer appeal of a Roundup lawsuit verdict, giving no comment on why the petition was rejected.

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Premature Infant NEC Lawsuit Alleges Formula Caused Newborn’s Death
Jun 24, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

A Colorado mother says feeding her premature son Similac and Enfamil resulted in a fatal case of necrotizing enterocolitis.

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3M Earplug Settlement Discussions To Be Held at Multi-Day Mediation This Summer, Court Orders
Jun 13, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

A federal judge has ordered parties involved in 3M Combat Arms earplugs litigation to hold multi-day settlement negotiation discussions next month, in an attempt to resolve the litigation before federal courts nationwide have to deal with tens of thousands of trials.

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Research contract gave Bayer control of neonics study methods, but university researchers claim full credit
Jun 09, 2022 by Abbe Hamilton

A research contract gave multinational pesticide manufacturers ample influence over pesticide research conducted at a state university. Experts in research ethics found fault with the influence the contract gave the funders, and linked the situation to broader transparency failures in corporate-funded research. Resulting scientific studies only acknowledged the funds the pesticide manufacturers contributed to the […]...Continue reading

Opioid Bankruptcy Litigation Updates
Jun 02, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

At a hearing held on April 29, 2022, a six-member panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York was asked by lawyers representing OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma to approve the bankruptcy plan submitted earlier in the year, currently estimated to be worth between $5.5 and 6 billion.  In addition to contributing billions […]...Continue reading

Foley Hoag Partner Giselle Joffre on False Claims Act Enforcement
Jun 01, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

Foley Hoag partner Giselle Joffre says that False Claims Act enforcement is skewed against defendants. Giselle Joffre “There are some big hammers with respect to potential disbarment or exclusion from federal reimbursement, the heavy toll of litigation costs and the reputational concerns for public companies,” Joffre told Corporate Crime Reporter in an interview last week. […]...Continue reading

Johnson & Johnson Seeking to Avoid Thousands of Lawsuits With Texas Two-Step
May 19, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

Johnson & Johnson is seeking to execute a corporate bankruptcy shell game known as the ‘Texas Two-Step’ to avoid facing claims from cancer-stricken customers. The ‘Texas Two-Step’ is the name given to a highly controversial legal strategy that some of the biggest companies are now using to shield their assets from accountability. It allows massively […]...Continue reading

Facebook Hack Victims Left Out in the Cold
May 10, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

A number of Facebook hack victims are being left out in the cold by Facebook. In recent days, Facebook users across the country have had their Facebook pages deleted and have been unable to recover them. And Facebook has not been responsive to those hack victims. Victims have been posting their stories on other social […]...Continue reading

Single Payer Docs Now Want National Health Service
May 09, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

A group of high profile single payer advocates now say single payer is not enough and are calling for a move toward a Veterans Administration (VA) style universal healthcare system. David Himmelstein In an article in The Nation magazine last week, doctors David U. Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler, Adam Gaffney, Don McCanne and John Geyman called […]...Continue reading

Bayer pressured researchers over neonic study results, but researchers pushed back
May 05, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

Agrichemical giant Bayer helped fund a study by university academics, then pressured them to omit photos that implicated a defective insecticide-treated seed product as a threat to bees, according to communications obtained by U.S. Right to Know. Several seed and insecticide companies, including Bayer, paid Ohio State University researchers to determine how much their insecticide-coated […]...Continue reading

Litigation Update: MDL 3026 Created for 17 Infant Formula Litigation Cases
May 05, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

The Motion to Transfer cases pending against Abbott Laboratories involving injuries allegedly caused by its infant formula was heard at the March 31, 2022 meeting of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML).  Abbott, with support from Mead Johnson & Company, LLC, another formula manufacturer and co-defendant in a number of the cases, filed the […]...Continue reading

Millions Awarded in Massive 3M Defective Earplug Case
Apr 12, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

Bellwether trials involving the company 3M and accusations of negligence over its earplugs continue as plaintiffs are awarded millions, but only if they prove that 3M was responsible for their hearing loss. So far, six plaintiffs have been awarded a total of $29,429,925 in damages, and three plaintiffs have been awarded nothing after seven rounds […]

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Aspartame: Decades of Science Point to Serious Health Risks
Mar 25, 2022 by Stacy Malkan

Long History of Concerns Key Scientific Studies on Aspartame Industry PR Efforts Scientific References Key Facts About Diet Soda Chemical  Dozens of studies have linked aspartame — the world’s most widely used artificial sweetener — to serious health problems, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, seizures, stroke and dementia, as well as negative effects such as […]...Continue reading

International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) is a Food Industry Lobby Group
Mar 22, 2022 by Stacy Malkan

The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) is a corporate-funded nonprofit organization based in Washington DC, with 17 affiliated chapters around the world. ILSI describes itself as a group that conducts “science for the public good” and “improves human health and well-being and safeguards the environment.” However, investigations by academics, journalists and public interest researchers show […]...Continue reading

$26B Opioid Settlement Reached Between J &J, three distributors and 90% of U.S. States and Local Governments
Mar 18, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

On February 25, generic opioid manufacturer Johnson and Johnson and three major pharmaceutical distributors finalized a $26 billion deal that will settle around 3000 lawsuits filed by state and local governments in the ongoing opioid litigation, some of which have been pending since 2014.  By accepting the terms of the settlement, the government entities have […]...Continue reading

Celebrated virus hunter siphoned taxpayer funds for his private ‘Global Virome Project’
Mar 16, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

The post Celebrated virus hunter siphoned taxpayer funds for his private ‘Global Virome Project’ appeared first on U.S. Right to Know. A Lassa virus budding off a cell. (NIAID) A former U.S. Agency for International Development official founded and worked for a controversial organization benefiting from USAID funds while he continued to receive six-figure paychecks […]...Continue reading

Litigation Update: Bankruptcy Judge Affirms Johnson & Johnson’s Divisive Merger
Mar 10, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

On February 25, after a five day trial, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Michael Kaplan of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, affirmed Johnson and Johnson’s use of a divisive merger known as the “Texas two-step” to resolve the talc-based litigation pending against it. In his 56-page opinion, Judge Kaplan rejected the argument […]...Continue reading

Paraquat Claims Advance After Federal Judge’s Milestone Ruling
Mar 07, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

If you represent a client who was harmed by the toxic herbicide paraquat, you should be aware that a bellwether trial is anticipated for this November. Agricultural workers and farmers were handed a milestone victory in February when a federal judge ruled to consolidate claims by thousands who developed Parkinson’s Disease after exposure to paraquat. […]

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Victims of J&J Talc Powder Claims Get Crucial Backup from Washington
Mar 07, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

Attorneys for clients who were injured by talc products alleged to cause cancer will find valuable allies in Congress, where members are accusing Johnson & Johnson of nefarious trickery for an illicit dance known as the Texas Two-Step. U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) is leading the charge against the profitable corporation, and others […]

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John Abramson on How Big Pharma Broke American Health Care
Mar 07, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

In 2000, the healthy life expectancy of Americans ranked 38th in the world. In 2019, we were at 68th – behind China, Cuba and Jamaica. Citizens of Japan live eight years longer in good health than Americans. Canadians live five years longer. And yet, we spend $1.5 trillion more per year on our healthcare system […]...Continue reading

New Infant Formula Lawsuits Forming Against Mead Johnson and Abbott Laboratories
Feb 14, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

New infant formula litigation has been developing over the last year involving two well-known formula products: Mead Johnson’s Enfamil and Abbott Laboratories’ Similac. The two cow milk-based infant formulas have been linked to the development of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in premature infants.  This possibly fatal side effect has been known for a number of years; […]...Continue reading

NY Jury Finds Teva Contributed to Opioid Crisis in Suffolk and Nassau Counties
Jan 19, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

On December 30, after a six months-long trial, a New York jury found that Teva Pharmaceuticals contributed to the opioid crisis by creating a public nuisance in Suffolk and Nassau counties and New York State. Attributing 90% of the liability to Teva and its Anda Inc. unit and 10% to New York State, the jury […]...Continue reading

The Boy Scouts’ $2.7 Billion Settlement May Not Have Enough Support
Jan 06, 2022 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

News.law January 6, 2022 A $2.7 billion plan to give the Boy Scouts of America a pathway out of bankruptcy while compensating tens of thousands of sex abuse victims was at risk of failing on Wednesday, with more than one-quarter of claimants voting to reject the plan in a preliminary tally of votes. The Boy […]...Continue reading

Joe Rogan New Year’s Eve Tutorial on Corporate Crime in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Dec 31, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

Joe Rogan delivered a New Year’s eve present to his millions of fans – a two and a half hour tutorial on corporate crime in the pharmaceutical industry. Rogan’s guest – John Abramson, author of the new book Sickening: How Big Pharma Broke American Health Care and How We Can Repair It (Mariner Books, February […]...Continue reading

Shanin Specter on the Trouble with Tort Law
Dec 29, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

Shanin Specter is a founding partner of Kline & Specter, the largest personal injury firm in Pennsylvania and one of the largest in the country. Shanin Specter Earlier this month, Kline & Specter added its fiftieth attorney. Specter is known for being a trial lawyer. That is, he likes to go to trial. And he […]...Continue reading

Major New Johnson & Johnson Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Updates
Dec 21, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

Three recent filings in the Johnson & Johnson Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings reflect some of the challenges faced by the pharmaceutical giant as it seeks to create its talc liability spinoff. On December 8, the U.S. Trustee’s office filed a brief objecting to J&J’s retention of the law firm Jones Day as bankruptcy counsel, citing […]...Continue reading

Litigation Update: Split 3M Earplug Decisions with More Cases Scheduled for 2022
Dec 21, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

On December 10, a federal jury in Tallahassee, Florida awarded former U.S. Army veteran Theodore Finley $22.5 million, including $15 million in punitive damages, against earplug manufacturers 3M Co.and Aearo Technologies LLC. The plaintiff had alleged that as a result of using 3M’s defective CAEv2 earplugs while in the Army he suffered hearing damage and […]...Continue reading

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla on Big Pharma Corporate Crime and Trust
Dec 20, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla was asked this week about Pfizer’s record of wrongdoing. On the Lex Fridman podcast, Bourla was asked about a 2009 prosecution in which Pfizer paid $2.3 billion and the Pfizer unit Pharmacia & Upjohn Company pled guilty to a felony for  misbranding anti-inflammatory drug Bextra with the intent to defraud or […]...Continue reading

Medication Errors are Common and Can Be Deadly
Dec 06, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

Medical malpractice is as varied as the practice of medicine. Given how many people use prescription drugs and the numbers of people are involved in the process of getting that medication to the patient, negligence will arise all too often. Nearly half of the US population uses a prescription medication, according to the Centers for […]...Continue reading

Litigation Update: Skepticism of J & J’s Bankruptcy and a Temporary Change of Venue Halt to 38,000 Talc cases.
Dec 01, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

On November 10, a federal judge in Charlotte, NC who is overseeing Johnson and Johnson’s bankruptcy trial temporarily halted approximately 38,000 talc-related personal injury lawsuits pending in state and federal courts, ruling the cases are more properly venued in New Jersey. Although the litigation stay gives the pharmaceutical giant a 60-day delay in the proceedings […]...Continue reading

U.S. Supreme Court sets date to consider review of Monsanto Roundup case
Nov 24, 2021 by Carey Gillam

Bayer AG’s effort to get the U.S. Supreme Court to review a key trial loss in the nationwide Roundup litigation inched forward this week when the high court said it would include Bayer’s petition for a writ of certiorari in a December 10 conference where the justices will discuss which cases to accept for review. […]...Continue reading

The Bankruptcy Saga of Johnson & Johnson: Avoiding Responsibility or Being Responsible?
Nov 23, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

There have been many recent developments in cases filed by women claiming Johnson & Johnson talcum powder caused their ovarian cancer. They’re signs that these cases have taken a big bite out of the company, and they’re trying to limit their liability, or provide for plaintiffs, depending on what side of the cases you’re on. […]...Continue reading

PFAS: Health Concerns and Efforts to Regulate “Forever Chemicals”
Nov 19, 2021 by Carey Gillam

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are a group of thousands of manufactured chemicals widely used by a range of industries and commonly found in a large number of household products. One common characteristic of PFAS is that they persist in the environment and can accumulate in humans and animals. For this reason, they are often […]...Continue reading

What Could Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Mean for Families?
Nov 09, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) is a serious condition that stems from a gastrointestinal problem primarily found in infants that are formula-fed. NEC affects premature babies within the first six weeks following birth. In most instances, the condition causes intestinal tissue to die, as well as a hole to form in the infant’s intestine. NEC could also […]

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Help End Human Trafficking
Nov 08, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

The holidays are approaching and numerous requests appealing to your generosity for donations are flooding your email and snail mailboxes from local and national charities. There are many among us that need our help. It is hard to decide where our donations will best serve our community.  I not only found a worthy cause, but […]...Continue reading

Why Your Law Firm Should Get Actively Involved in Sexual Abuse Cases
Nov 08, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

Many attorneys joined the profession to make a good living, have opportunities to do the right thing, and help people in need. When you and your firm represent victims of sexual abuse, you can accomplish all these goals. Many of these cases, such as those against religious organizations or scouting groups, initially couldn’t be filed […]...Continue reading

Elmiron Lawsuits | Vision Loss and Blindness Claims
Nov 05, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

Elmiron Lawsuits: A Vocabulary Lesson Elmiron is the brand name of a drug used to treat bladder problems, but like so many other drugs, it can cause serious side effects in a completely different part of the body. If you’re going to take Elmiron product liability cases, here is some background information to help you […]...Continue reading

Johnson & Johnson Creates Talc Litigation Spinoff and Places It into Chapter 11
Nov 05, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

Johnson and Johnson Creates Talc Litigation Spinoff and Places It into Chapter 11 On October 14, pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the Western District of North Carolina for its newly created spinoff LTL Management.  LTL was created in Texas to hold J&J’s cosmetic talc liability in a strategy commonly […]...Continue reading

Zantac Lawsuit-NDMA and Cancer
Nov 04, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

What is NDMA? Zantac lawsuits are now consolidated in a class-action federal court in Florida. So if you file a Zantac claim in federal court, your lawsuit will wind up in Florida.  According to the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), tests have shown levels of the chemical N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Sanofi, the maker of Zantac, […]...Continue reading

Philips CPAP and BiPAP Lawsuit Leads
Nov 03, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

What’s the Cause of Philips CPAP and BiPAP Recalls? PE-PUR Polyurethane Foam Philips, the Dutch conglomerate that makes medical devices, including those to help people with sleep apnea breathe, recalled many CPAP and BiPAP models earlier this year. The company stated users could inhale toxic particles of a chemical foam and harmful gases from the […]...Continue reading

Xeljanz Lawsuit – Heart Attack, Stroke, & Blood Clot Risks
Nov 02, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

What is Xeljanz? Xeljanz (tofacitinib) is a prescription medication made and sold by Pfizer. It blocks some enzymes in the body that affect the immune system. Users run an increased risk of many serious health problems, including blood clots, heart attacks, cancer, and death. They have sparked lawsuits by those impacted by the drug and […]...Continue reading

NEC Baby Formula Lawsuit-NEC Lawsuit
Nov 02, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

What is Necrotizing Enterocolitis? This is a condition that can severely injure or kill an infant. Premature infants fed cow milk-based formula run a higher risk of developing necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Despite the fact this was known at least since 1990, baby formula manufacturers have not changed their products, labeling, or warnings to address this […]...Continue reading

Litigation alleging Syngenta’s paraquat weed killer causes Parkinson’s disease moving toward trial
Oct 30, 2021 by Carey Gillam

Lawyers involved in U.S. litigation accusing Syngenta AG of spending decades selling an herbicide that causes Parkinson’s disease are moving toward selection of a bellwether trial to be held roughly a year from now, according to the federal judge overseeing the litigation. In a hearing on Friday, U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel of the Southern […]...Continue reading

Paraquat Papers – Updates to U.S. litigation
Oct 30, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

Multiple lawsuits are pending in the United States against Syngenta alleging the weedkilling chemical paraquat causes Parkinson’s disease. A notice of settlement was filed June 18, 2021 for several paraquat cases. See this document. But more than 400 lawsuits are pending. The lawsuits name Syngenta as well as Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. and Growmark Inc. […]...Continue reading

What’s It Like to Live With Parkinson’s Disease?
Oct 29, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

What’s It Like to Live With Parkinson’s Disease? If you represent people chronically injured due to paraquat exposure, there’s a good chance they will have Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder. Studies have found that paraquat, an herbicide, damages nerve cells. One 2011 study estimates those exposed to paraquat have 2.5 times the risk of having […]...Continue reading

Public Comments on the WHO Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO) Members
Oct 26, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

The World Health Organization has proposed 26 scientists for a new group to investigate the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as future outbreaks. WHO plans to appoint members to the new Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO) after a two week review to gather public opinion on the proposed […]...Continue reading

Stephens trial drags on, toxicologist testifies about studies of herbicide and cancer risk
Oct 25, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

A scientist testified Monday that a California woman’s regular use of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide “vastly” exceeded the exposure scientific research shows more than doubles the risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). William Sawyer, a toxicologist and expert witness for plaintiff Donnetta Stephens in her lawsuit against Monsanto, cited scientific research that links use of Monsanto’s […]...Continue reading

Key articles on origins of Covid-19, gain-of-function research and biolabs
Oct 21, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

Here is a reading list about what is known and not known about the origins of SARS-CoV-2, accidents and leaks at biosafety and biowarfare laboratories, and the health risks of gain-of-function (GOF) research, which aims to increase the host range, transmissibility, infectivity or pathogenicity of potential pandemic pathogens. For more information about the U.S. Right […]...Continue reading

2,4-D: Concerns about Cancer and Other Serious Illnesses
Oct 20, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

Since its introduction in the 1940s, the herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) has been widely used to control weeds in agriculture, forestry, and urban and residential settings. According to documents obtained by public records requests, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) forecast sharp increases in the levels of 2,4-D in American food after regulators approved new genetically […]...Continue reading

J&J Faces Benzene Sunscreen Class Action in Florida
Oct 20, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

Johnson & Johnson faces another class action lawsuit claiming some of the company’s popular sunscreens contain “dangerous and unacceptable” levels of the known carcinogen, benzene. Plaintiffs Christine Goodwin and Christina T. Geloso filed the latest benzene lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida in September 2021. Goodwin and Geloso’s complaint claims J&J’s Aveeno and Neutrogena […]...Continue reading

FOI lawsuits on origins of Covid-19, gain-of-function research and biolabs
Oct 14, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

U.S. Right to Know, a nonprofit investigative public health group, has filed four lawsuits against federal agencies for violating provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The lawsuits are part of our efforts to uncover what is known about the origins of novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, leaks or mishaps at biosafety labs, and the risks […]...Continue reading

Litigation Update: Multiple Appeals Filed of Purdue Bankruptcy Plan
Oct 06, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

Multiple appeals have been filed in the Purdue Pharma Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, centering on the issue of the releases being given to the members of the Sackler family that own Purdue.  On September 21, United States Trustee William K. Harrington filed a motion arguing that the non-debtor, third-party releases that are part of the […]...Continue reading

Litigation Update: T-Mobile Files Stay Motion in Georgia Data Hack Lawsuit
Sep 28, 2021 by ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

On September 21, wireless carrier T-Mobile filed a motion asking a Georgia federal judge to stay the proceedings in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia pending a ruling by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (“JPML”) on an August 23 request to transfer for consolidated or coordinated pretrial proceedings. In the […]...Continue reading

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