What Injuries Can You Suffer from Talcum Powder Exposure?
Nov 03, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Talcum powder, a product used by Americans since the 1890s, is a potentially cancer-causing substance. As of late 2021, about 40,000 lawsuits were pending against companies involved in making and selling talcum powder, mostly involving Johnson & Johnson. The problem is so big, and the liability potentially so great, that the company is trying to […]...Continue reading

MDL Judge Pushes 3M Earplug Settlement Negotiations During Stay of Litigation
Nov 01, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Judge expects to make a decision over 3M’s liability in the Combat Arms earplug litigation “promptly.” October 31, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson In advance of issuing an anticipated ruling about whether 3M Company can be held independently liable for Combat Arms Earplugs developed by its now-bankrupt subsidiary, the U.S. District Judge presiding over the litigation […]...Continue reading

Nitrosamines Problems Are More Widespread in Drugs Than FDA Anticipated: Report
Nov 01, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

The EU and Canada have set daily acceptable limits for all nitrosamines, but the FDA has not. During a meeting this week the U.S. regulators met to discuss how to bets address the problem with nitrosames in drugs. November 01, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Federal regulators met with generic drug manufacturers on Monday, to discuss […]...Continue reading

What Injuries Can You Suffer From PFAS Exposure?
Oct 31, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

These lawsuits focus on harm by a group of common chemicals that don’t easily break down. Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are widely spread throughout the environment because many products contain them. PFAS are toxic, and it’s difficult to impossible for the human body to break them down and get them out. As a result, […]...Continue reading

130 lbs. of Roundup Sprayed Over Every Square Mile in the U.S. on Average, NBC News Reports
Oct 31, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Iowa, Illinois and Indiana were the three states where Roundup was most heavily used, according to the findings. October 31, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson A new investigative report highlights the widespread use of the controversial weed killer Roundup, which has been linked to an increased risk of cancer and other side effects, indicating that 130 […]...Continue reading

U.S. Military to End Nationwide Use of PFAS Foam
Oct 31, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

By Christina Grube & Napoli Shkolnik PLLC (MASS TORT NEWS) – The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GOA) confirmed that the Department of Defense (DOD) must legally phase out its use of the PFAS-based Aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) by October of 2023. The change comes after a 2021 military investigation re-categorized the group of manmade chemical […]

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Zantac Study Finding Increased Risk of Cancer Results in Supplemental Expert Reports Being Filed in MDL
Oct 29, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Research published last month highlight the link between various cancers and Zantac, including liver, lung, gastric and pancreatic cancers. October 28, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Study provides additional support establishing Zantac cancer risk Findings were published as U.S. District Judge presiding over thousands of Zantac cancer lawsuits was weighing whether claims will be cleared to […]...Continue reading

Preprint: COVID-19 shows ‘fingerprint’ of laboratory engineering
Oct 28, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

A new preprint asks whether SASR-CoV-2 bears markers of pre-pandemic genetic engineering techniques. (Photo credit: NIAID) By Karolina Corin and Emily Kopp COVID-19’s genome shows signs consistent with genetic manipulation, according to a new preprint. The preprint, released last week, argues that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may have originated as a synthetic virus […]...Continue reading

Why are Major Retailers Being Sued Due to Tylenol?
Oct 28, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

These multidistrict litigation (MDL) cases involve Tylenol, a popular over-the-counter pain reliever, and the biggest US retailers are defendants. Plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to warn consumers of Tylenol’s potential dangers. There Could Be Hundreds of Thousands of Cases Filed in the Future A federal judicial panel created new mass tort litigation for lawsuits alleging […]...Continue reading