Philips CPAP and BiPAP Lawsuit Leads
Nov 03, 2021 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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 Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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 Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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

Paraquat Papers – Updates to U.S. litigation
Oct 30, 2021 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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 Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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 Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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 Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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 Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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 Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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 Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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