Marine Files Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Over Death of Daughter, After Fighting For Justice Over Water Contamination
Feb 13, 2023 by Irvin Jackson

The daughter’s death led to the passage of the Janey Ensminger Act in 2012, which resulted in a presumption that certain cancers and ailments contracted by those living on base were caused by water contamination. Retired U.S. Marine Jerome Ensminger filed a lawsuit this week against the federal government over the death of his daughter […]...Continue reading

Mass Torts Updates 2023 – The Hot Upcoming Defective Medications and Medical Devices Cases
Feb 13, 2023 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

The pharmaceutical and healthcare industries introduce life-changing breakthroughs, fuel the global economies, and provide potential cures as well as lifesaving treatments. But unfortunately, many companies are found marketing defective devices and medications creating severe consequences among innocent people. A good example of this would be opioids – a class of powerful drugs prescribed by doctors […]...Continue reading

Veterans Call for 3M Earplug Lawsuit Bankruptcy Filing to be Dismissed
Feb 10, 2023 by Irvin Jackson

Committee indicates 3M earplug lawsuit bankruptcy filing is nearly identical to one pursued by Johnson & Johnson in talcum powder cancer lawsuits, which was rejected by a federal appeals court last month. A committee representing hundreds of thousands of veterans pursuing earplug hearing loss lawsuits is urging a federal bankruptcy court to dismiss a filing […]...Continue reading

Bard Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Set To Go Before Jury For Third Bellwether Trial May 15
Feb 08, 2023 by Irvin Jackson

The Judge also called for parties to propose a trial date for the fourth Bard hernia mesh bellwether trial this week, following unsuccessful attempts to negotiate settlements over the past few months. The U.S. District Judge presiding over more than 18,000 Bard hernia mesh lawsuits has confirmed that a third case will go before a […]...Continue reading

Hair Relaxer and Perm Cancer Lawsuits Consolidated in Illinois Federal Court for Pretrial Proceedings
Feb 07, 2023 by Irvin Jackson

MDL will include all lawsuits alleging chemicals in hair relaxer and perms caused uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, and other injuries. Given common questions of fact and laws raised in a growing number of hair relaxer and perm lawsuits being filed by women of color diagnosed with cancer, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) […]...Continue reading

Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Updates
Feb 03, 2023 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

From the 1950s to the late 1980s, the Camp Lejeune drinking water was unknowingly polluted with cancer-causing toxic substances, leading to adverse health effects in people exposed to the dangerous water. Millions of veterans, families, workers, and others have been exposed to this water. However, the victims have recently started gaining recognition, but it’s a […]...Continue reading

Dark & Lovely Uterine Cancer Lawsuit Filed Over Toxic Chemicals in Hair Relaxer
Feb 03, 2023 by Irvin Jackson

Unaware of the toxic chemicals in hair relaxers, the plaintiff’s Dark & Lovely uterine cancer lawsuit indicates she used the product in her hair for decades. Dark & Lovely hair relaxer contains toxic chemicals that increase the risk of uterine cancer, lawsuit alleges Illinois woman indicates she was diagnose with uterine cancer from Dark & […]...Continue reading

Talcum Powder Lawsuits Reassigned To New MDL Judge, Days After J&J Bankruptcy Plan Rejected By Appeals Court
Feb 02, 2023 by Irvin Jackson

Following the retirement of the original talcum powder MDL judge, the U.S. JPML has appointed U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp to oversee proceedings as active litigation gets back underway in thousands of cases. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has reassigned all federal talcum powder lawsuits to a new judge after U.S. District […]...Continue reading

MDL Judge for Tylenol Autism Spectrum Disorder Lawsuits Outlines Procedures To Coordinate Discovery in State Court Claims
Feb 01, 2023 by Irvin Jackson

The order outlines how state courts can coordinate with federal discovery in Tylenol autism spectrum disorder lawsuits and ADHD lawsuits being pursued by families nationwide. The U.S. District Judge presiding over all Tylenol autism spectrum disorder and ADHD lawsuits filed throughout the federal court system has issued an order that outlines how state-court cases can […]...Continue reading

J&J Talcum Powder Bankruptcy Filing Overturned By Appeals Court, Saying Subsidiary Faced No “Financial Distress”
Jan 30, 2023 by Irvin Jackson

This is the second major ruling against corporations trying to use a controversial legal strategy to avoid massive product liability costs. In what appears to be a repudiation of the controversial legal maneuver known as the Texas Two-Step, a federal appeals court has rejected Johnson & Johnson’s attempt to force thousands of talcum powder lawsuits […]...Continue reading