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

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

What’s the Science Behind the Claim Hair Straighteners May Cause Cancer?
Jan 09, 2023 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Cancer is the second leading killer of Americans, after heart disease. There are relatively few substances that we can say with certainty cause a person’s cancer. But medical studies can show connections and probabilities. That’s the case with hair straighteners and the claim there’s a connection to uterine and ovarian cancers. What is a Chemical […]...Continue reading

3M Paying $4.7 Million Per Week in Costs Associated with Earplug Hearing Loss Lawsuits
Jan 09, 2023 by Irvin Jackson

Rather than negotiating settlements to resolve more than 200,000 earplug hearing loss lawsuits, a recent bankruptcy filing details the millions in defense costs 3M Company has continued to incur. According to recent bankruptcy court filings, 3M Company has incurred more than $450 million in legal costs associated with defending thousands of earplug hearing loss lawsuits […]...Continue reading

Food Container Manufacturer Faces PFAS Contamination Lawsuit from Environmental Groups
Jan 03, 2023 by Russell Maas

Regulators have warned that a process of fluorination used on many food containers could lead to PFAS contamination of consumers. Two prominent environmental groups have filed a lawsuit over PFAS contamination against one of the leading food container manufacturers in the U.S., indicating that the toxic and potentially cancer-causing chemicals were knowingly applied to the […]...Continue reading

Special Master Appointed To Oversee Census of Tylenol Autism, ADHD Lawsuits Filed By Families Nationwide
Jan 02, 2023 by Irvin Jackson

Census of all Tylenol lawsuits being pursued for children diagnosed with autism and ADHD may influence plans for pretrial discovery and early bellwether trials, which may facilitate early settlements. Growing number of Tylenol autism and ADHD lawsuits are being pursued by families, alleging that inadequate warnings have been provided about acetaminophen pregnancy risks Federal litigation […]...Continue reading

Judge Overseeing Military Earplug Lawsuits Indicates 3M Engaged in “Brazen Abuse of the Litigation Process”
Dec 27, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Court notes that 3M only adopted its current stance of claiming it is not liable for military earplug lawsuit injuries after juries ordered the company to pay $300 million in a series of early bellwether trials. In a scathing order issued last week, a federal judge has barred 3M Company from employing what she described […]...Continue reading

Pesticide industry disinformation: What’s at stake? Health, climate, and biodiversity
Dec 20, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” — Garry Kasparov _____ On December 5, 2022, U.S. Right to Know released Merchants of Poison: How Monsanto Sold the World on a Toxic Pesticide,by Stacy Malkan, with Kendra Klein, PhD and […]...Continue reading

Consolidation of Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuits To Be Considered Next Month By U.S. JPML
Dec 19, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

The number of hair relaxer lawsuits has continued to grow as more women link their uterine cancer, ovarian cancer and uterine fibroids to years of using chemical straighteners. At least 100 hair relaxer cancer lawsuits have been filed throughout the federal court system, with thousands of additional claims expected Each case raises similar allegations that […]...Continue reading

NEC Lawsuit Claims Preemie Suffered Catastrophic Injuries Due to Similac and Enfamil Infant Formula Products
Dec 19, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

The premature infant developed NEC after being fed Similac and Enfamil infant formula products while in the hospital. An Arkansas mother has filed a lawsuit against Abbott and Mead Johnson, claiming her prematurely born child developed necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) after being fed Similac and Enfamil infant formula, alleging the manufacturers knew the cow’s milk products […]...Continue reading

3M Files Appeal to Overturn Combat Arms Earplug Lawsuit Bankruptcy Ruling
Dec 15, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

An appeals court has been asked to stay all lawsuits against 3M Company, while its Aearo subsidiary goes through a controversial Chapter 11 bankruptcy. 3M Company is asking a U.S. appeals court to overturn a Federal bankruptcy judge’s decision to allow litigation to move forward in hundreds of thousands of Combat Arms earplug lawsuits, which […]...Continue reading

Direct Filing of ADHD and Autism Tylenol Lawsuits Permitted in Federal MDL
Dec 14, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

A streamlined process for filing future Tylenol lawsuits over autism and ADHD caused by exposure to acetaminophen during pregnancy will allow the Court to coordinate the claims and allegations being pursued. Families are pursuing Tylenol lawsuits over autism or ADHD caused by exposure to acetaminophen during pregnancy Thousands of claims are expected over the coming […]...Continue reading

Dark & Lovely Hair Relaxer Caused Endometrial Cancer Diagnosis, Lawsuit Alleges
Dec 13, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Regular use of Dark & Lovely hair relaxer caused endometrial cancer diagnosis after an Illinois woman applied the chemical straightener to her scalp for decades. Dark & Lovely has been marketed as safe and effect for decades, targeting black women Studies have found a link between chemicals in the hair relaxer and cancer Illinois woman […]...Continue reading

Similac, Enfamil Formula NEC Settlement Talks To Be Held in October 2023, For Bellwether Selections
Dec 09, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

The final four final bellwether selections have been identified, and a pretrial schedule calls for a series of Similac and Enfamil formula NEC settlement talks to be held before the first claims go to trial in 2024. As a group of twelve Similac lawsuits and Enfamil lawsuits are being prepared for early trial dates that […]...Continue reading

“They’re having to give a lot of that money back,” Mikal Watts speaks on Juul Settlement
Dec 09, 2022 by Christina Grube

By Christina Grube (MASS TORT NEWS) JUUL Labs announced thousands of case settlements in litigation over unethical product production and marketing to minors (MDL 2913, IN RE: Juul Labs, Inc. Marketing, Sales Practices & Products Liability Litigation). The E-Cigarette producer announced that equity investments have been secured to fund the settlements, though did not disclose […]

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Hernia Mesh Litigation
Dec 06, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Hernia mesh is a medical device meant to repair hernias. Most of the time, patients who use it don’t have problems, but severe side effects are common enough to result in tens of thousands of lawsuits. Like all defective medical devices, they may have been designed and sold with the best intentions, but the reality […]...Continue reading

Protect Camp Lejeune Victims Ensnared by Trial-lawyers’ Scams (VETS) Act
Dec 01, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Sen. Cramer, Colleagues Seek to Protect Camp Lejeune Vets from Unscrupulous Trial Lawyers WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) introduced the Protect Camp Lejeune Victims Ensnared by Trial-lawyers’ Scams (VETS) Act to cap the fees trial lawyers can charge in cases representing sick Marines and other individuals impacted by water […]...Continue reading

Zantac Litigation Overview
Nov 30, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Those who use Zantac may develop cancer as a result. The medication’s problem is possible contamination with a cancer-causing chemical compound. In 1988 it was one of the world’s best-selling drugs, but by 2020 it was pulled from the market due to the presence of a highly toxic substance. Those harmed by Zantac may file […]...Continue reading

Next Bard Hernia Mesh Trial in Federal MDL Postponed Until May 2023
Nov 29, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Delay comes as thousands of plaintiffs pursuing Bard hernia mesh lawsuits watch to see what impact the trial will have on average settlement amounts the manufacturer may offer to resolve claims. The next Bard hernia mesh trial was previously scheduled to begin Feb. 21, 2023 Court has postponed the start of the claim until May […]...Continue reading

Equate Acetaminophen Lawsuit Filed By Mother Who Says Wal-Mart Painkiller Led to Child’s Autism Diagnosis
Nov 28, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Despite years of scientific evidence, Walmart failed to add autism warnings to its painkillers’ labels, the Equate acetaminophen lawsuit claims. Prenatal exposure to acetaminophen in Tylenol, Equate or other versions of the pain killer has been linked to a risk of autism for the unborn child The lawsuit alleges that Walmart failed to warn about […]...Continue reading

Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Litigation
Nov 25, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

NEC is a potentially fatal condition mainly afflicting premature infants. Parents are filing lawsuits because milk-based formula can cause NEC. Formula manufacturers should’ve warned doctors and parents of the risks. Without that warning, they couldn’t make an informed decision about whether to use the formula or not. What is NEC? NEC is a severe gastrointestinal […]...Continue reading

Judge To Meet With Bard Hernia Mesh Lawyers As Settlement Talks and Preparations Continue For 2023 Trial Date
Nov 17, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

A third Bard hernia mesh lawsuit will go to trial in late February 2023, lasting about four weeks, unless settlement talks result in agreements to resolve thousands of claims pending nationwide. November 17, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Nearly 18,000 Bard hernia mesh lawsuits are pending in federal courts Bellwether trials are scheduled to begin in […]...Continue reading

Plaintiffs Propose Schedule for First Trial Over Baby Formula NEC Risk To Begin in Mid-2024
Nov 17, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Bellwether schedule would give parties less than two years to prepare the initial baby formula NEC risk bellwether claims for trial. November 16, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Lawyers representing hundreds of families nationwide who are pursuing Similac lawsuits and Enfamil lawsuits, involving allegations that the baby formula manufacturers’ failed to warn about the NEC risk […]...Continue reading

ADHD and Autism Lawsuits Over Acetaminophen Prenatal Exposure Cleared To Move Forward Against Walmart
Nov 16, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Walmart tried to dismiss two lawsuits filed by mothers who say they used the retailer’s Equate acetaminophen tablets during pregnancy, resulting in their children being born with autism and ADHD. November 16, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Lawsuits allege Tylenol active ingredient acetaminophen prenatal exposure increases risk of autism and ADHD Walmart filed motion to dismiss […]...Continue reading

One forward, three back: Court Order Undermines Effectiveness of Zantac MDL
Nov 15, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

By Christina Grube (MASS TORT NEWS) U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenburg’s recent order reducing the number of cancers accepted under the Zantac MDL 2924 may serve to undermine the purpose and effectiveness of the MDL itself. In January, Judge Rosenburg reduced the number of cancers from 10 to 5, removing certain cancers (breast, prostate, colorectal, […]

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Roundup Cancer Trial Ends in Defense Verdict in Missouri Court
Nov 12, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

It is the third Roundup cancer trial in Missouri which has ended in a defense verdict, and comes as the manufacturers face at least 10 additional jury trials nationwide in the coming months. November 11, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Studies have linked chemicals in Roundup to non-Hodgkins lymphoma Following massive verdicts in 2018-2019, manufacturers agreed […]...Continue reading

3M Argues About-Face Over Responsibility for Earplugs Linked to Hearing Loss Does Not Warrant Sanction of Waiver
Nov 11, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

The MDL judge is considering whether to impose sanctions that prevent 3M Company from introducing new arguments years into the litigation, that it is not independently liable for hearing loss caused by the defective earplugs. November 11, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Juries have awarded millions in damages in 3M earplug lawsuits since 2019 3M Company […]...Continue reading

Court Approves Plaintiff Fact Sheet for Bellwether NEC Lawsuits Against Infant Formula Manufacturers
Nov 09, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

A total of 12 Enfamil and Similac NEC lawsuits have been selected for a bellwether program, where plaintiffs must complete a fact sheet providing detailed information about the baby’s use of infant formula and NEC diagnosis. November 09, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson The U.S. District Judge presiding over all NEC lawsuits filed against infant formula […]...Continue reading

What Injuries Can You Suffer from Asbestos Exposure?
Nov 08, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Mesothelioma/Lung Cancer Litigation These lawsuits cover two types of cancer caused by asbestos, a highly toxic mineral fiber that resulted in groundbreaking mass tort litigation. Asbestos was used in a wide range of products for decades and is still used in a limited number of products. Mesothelioma is a very aggressive and fatal disease. Lung […]...Continue reading

Aspide Faces Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Over Surgimesh Design Problems
Nov 08, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Lawsuit alleges Surgimesh failed only a few years after a hernia repair surgery, resulting in an infection, mesh degradation and the need for revision surgery. November 08, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson A Georgia woman has filed a hernia mesh lawsuit against the makers of the Surgimesh, indicating that the hernia repair product was defectively designed, […]...Continue reading

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

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

Court Identifies First Eight Bellwether Lawsuits Over NEC Caused By Baby Formula
Oct 25, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

The lawsuits include both claims of injuries and wrongful deaths linked to NEC caused by baby formula. October 25, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson As coordinated pretrial proceedings move forward in the federal MDL established for all lawsuits over necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) caused by baby formula, the U.S. District Judge presiding over the litigation has identified […]...Continue reading

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit
Aug 16, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Camp Lejeune Lawsuits Individuals and their survivors who have lived at Camp Lejeune more than 30 days can file civil lawsuits against the Eastern District in North Carolina for damages for injuries caused by the contaminated waters. Before filing a lawsuit, however SS (h), the CLJA requires that all claimants go through a 6-month administrative […]...Continue reading

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination-Decades of Water Contamination
Aug 04, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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

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

Mass Tort Lead Generators – How to Get Mass Tort Signed Leads
Dec 16, 2021 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

If you’re considering a mass tort case acquisition strategy, it’s important to understand the different options and costs associated with a co-counsel agreement. A co-counsel agreement can benefit both the acquiring firm and the referring firm, and can be a lucrative opportunity for a smaller firm. However, you should consider a few factors before moving […]...Continue reading

The Bankruptcy Saga of Johnson & Johnson: Avoiding Responsibility or Being Responsible?
Nov 23, 2021 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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

Why Your Law Firm Should Get Actively Involved in Sexual Abuse Cases
Nov 08, 2021 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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

Zantac Lawsuit-NDMA and Cancer
Nov 04, 2021 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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

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

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