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

Veterans Seek To Lift Stay on Hearing Loss Lawsuits Over 3M Earplugs Distributed After 2008
Nov 30, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Plaintiffs say 3M’s claims of immunity from liability do not apply to injuries that occurred after the company bought its Aearo subsidiary in 2008. More than 230,000 veterans are pursuing hearing loss lawsuits over defective 3M earplugs distributed from 2004 to 2015 Following several massive verdicts, 3M Company has placed it’s Aearo Technologies subsidiary into […]...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

Tylenol Autism Lawyers Appointed to Leadership Positions in MDL Over Acetaminophen Pregnancy Risks
Nov 22, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Court-appointed lawyers will take certain actions during the federal Tylenol autism MDL that benefit all families presenting a claim against the makers of acetaminophen. Exposure to Tylenol or acetaminophen during pregnancy has been linked to autism risk Families nationwide are pursuing lawsuits against the drug makers over failure to warn Federal judge presiding over the […]...Continue reading

Newborn Hospitalized for Six Months Due to NEC Injury from Enfamil, Lawsuit Claims
Nov 21, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

The NEC injury occurred after the newborn was switched from breast milk to Enfamil, according to the lawsuit. November 21, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson A Baltimore County woman has filed a necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) injury lawsuit against Mead Johnson, the makers of Enfamil, alleging that the cow’s milk-based infant formula caused her newborn to suffer […]...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

JROTC Cases – A Familiar Story of Vulnerability and Exploitation
Nov 16, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Cases of teenage girls sexually exploited by older men working for or affiliated with schools are appalling. They also, with some variations, are basically the same story involving different characters, in various settings, with the same plot involving employers and religious organizations. It’s a compelling story that defendants may not want a jury to hear. […]...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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California Files Water Contamination Lawsuit Against Makers of Toxic Firefighter Foam and PFAS Chemicals
Nov 15, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Chemical manufacturers knew PFAS were toxic as early as the 1950s, California’s water contamination lawsuit claims. November 15, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Last week, California became the first state to file a water contamination lawsuit against 3M, DuPont and other manufacturers of firefighting foam and PFAS chemicals that have been widely used over the past […]...Continue reading

Denied Camp Lejeune Injury Claims Must Be Resubmitted Under New Act, U.S. Government Argues
Nov 14, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

The government argues that denied Camp Lejeune injury claims were never assessed under the requirements of the new law. The U.S. government indicates that all previously denied Camp Lejeune injury claims still need to be resubmitted under the requirements of the recently passed Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, urging a federal judge to reject […]...Continue reading

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

Attorneys to Seek Leadership Positions in Tylenol Autism Lawsuits Brought Over Acetaminophen Pregnancy Warnings
Nov 08, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

The plaintiffs’ attorneys will take actions which will benefit all families pursuing a Tylenol lawsuit over ADHD or autism caused by acetaminophen-based pain medications used during pregnancy. November 08, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Tylenol autism lawsuits allege inadequate warnings were provided about the risks associated with use of acetaminophen during pregnancy Given common issues, the […]...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

Water Contamination at Camp Lejeune, Other Military Bases Disproportionately Affected Communities of Color: Report
Nov 07, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Nearly 45% of communities near contaminated military bases, like Camp Lejeune, have mostly minority populations. November 07, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Toxic pollution at military bases nationwide in recent decades, such as the highly publicized water contamination at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, has disproportionately affected communities of color across the United States....Continue reading

Mother Files Similac Infant Formula Lawsuit Over Preterm Newborn’s NEC Death
Nov 04, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Plaintiff’s child was immediately placed on Similac infant formula and died of NEC complications at less than two weeks of age. November 03, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Abbott Laboratories faces an infant formula lawsuit brought by a Tennessee mother, whose newborn died from necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), after the cow’s milk-based Similac Special Care 20 and […]...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

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

Study Warns of Potentially Cancer-Causing PFAS Chemicals in Tampon Brands Commonly Used by Women Throughout U.S.
Oct 28, 2022 by Russell Maas

PFAS Chemicals were even found in tampons labeled as “organic”. By: Russell Maas Amid growing health concerns about the long-term side effects from toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which have been linked to an increased risk of cancer, infertility, hormone disruptions and other injuries, new research indicates that elevated levels of the toxic “forever […]...Continue reading

Pregnancy Roundup Exposure Linked to Increased Risk of Low Birth Weight, Study Warns
Oct 28, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Researchers found that 99% of pregnant mothers tested had detectable levels of glyphosate in their urine due to Roundup exposure. October 28, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson The findings of a new study link pregnancy Roundup exposure to an increased risk of giving birth to a child with low birth weight, adding to the potential health […]...Continue reading

Acetaminophen Lawyers To Meet With Judge Presiding Over ADHD and Autism Lawsuits at Initial Conference Nov. 17
Oct 27, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Judge has set a deadline of November 14, 2022 for acetaminopen lawyers seeking leadership positions in the litigation to submit applications for Co-Lead and Liaison Counsel. October 27, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson U.S. JPML recently established a federal acetaminophen MDL for all lawsuits over the active ingredient in Tylenol causing autism and ADHD Judge has […]...Continue reading

More Victims of Sexual Assault are Seeking Emergency Room Care: Study
Oct 27, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Social justice movements such as #metoo may be encouraging more sexual assault victims to seek medical treatment, overcoming previous social stigmas. October 26, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Emergency room visits linked to sexual assaults have increased more than 15-fold since 2006, according to the findings of a new study, which suggests that the data may […]...Continue reading

3M Earplug Lawsuits Account for 30% of Federal Case Docket, As Settlement Negotiations and Trial Prep Continue
Oct 25, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

3M Company has seen a sharp drop in stock value since 2017, under the weight of enormous liability from military earplug lawsuits and PFAS water contamination, according to new analysis. October 25, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson With more than 230,000 U.S. military veterans currently pursuing 3M earplug lawsuits, alleging that they were left with hearing […]...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

Plaintiffs Argue Lawsuits over Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Do Not Require New Notice for Previously Denied Claims
Oct 24, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Requiring previously denied Camp Lejeune water contamination claims to “re-exhaust” administrative process would frustrate Congress’s core purpose in enacting new law, according to memorandum filed by early plaintiffs. October 24, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson In response to questions posed by a federal judge about whether several early Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits complied with notice […]...Continue reading

Infant Formula NEC Lawsuits Remanded Back to Pennsylvania State Court by MDL Judge
Oct 21, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

The remanded cases all involve lawsuits claims against local hospitals who fed Similac, Enfamil or another cow’s milk-based formula to preterm children, who subsequently developed NEC. October 21, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson The U.S. District Judge presiding over all infant formula necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) lawsuits has remanded nearly 30 cases back to state court in […]...Continue reading

Acetaminophen ADHD Lawsuit Filed Against Target, Walmart and Walgreens
Oct 18, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Lawsuit alleges pharmacies failed to warn pregnant women about the risk of developmental disorders and ADHD from acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. October 18, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Target, Walmart and Walgreens face a lawsuit over attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) caused by acetaminophen, which was used during pregnancy by a Louisiana woman, who […]...Continue reading

Acetaminophen MDL 3043 Officially Consolidated
Oct 10, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

By Christina Grube (MASS TORT NEWS) – The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) officially consolidated 18 plaintiff actions against acetaminophen producers last week to the Honorable Denise L. Cote in the Southern District of New York, creating MDL No. 3043 – IN RE: Acetaminophen – ASD/ADHD Products Liability Litigation. The JPML also approved the […]

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Plaintiffs Who Filed Early Camp Lejeune Lawsuits Ordered To Establish They Complied With Requirements of PACT Act
Oct 07, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Judge questions whether Camp Lejeune Justice Act requirements were satisfied before lawsuits were filed days after new law went into effect. October 07, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Within days after President Biden signed the Honoring Our PACT Act in August 2022, dozens of Camp Lejeune lawsuits were filed seeking damages for injuries caused by contaminated […]...Continue reading

The JPML Met Last Week – Here’s What They’ve Decided
Oct 07, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

By Christina Grube (MASS TORT NEWS) – The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation met on Thursday, Sept. 29th in St. Louis Missouri for the fourth time in 2022. A week later, the seven judge panel released rulings on actions associated with 11 of the 12 cases discussed. The panel created three new MDLs, denied two […]

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Illinois AG Files Environmental Tort Lawsuit Against Monsanto Over PCB Water Contamination
Oct 07, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Residents near a former Monsanto facility are not allowed to drink the nearby groundwater due to the high levels of PCB water contamination. October 06, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Monsanto faces a lawsuit brought by the Illinois Attorney General over the discharge, dumping and leaking of toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) chemicals in the state, which […]...Continue reading

Impossible for Humans to Avoid “Forever Chemicals”
Oct 02, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

By Napoli Shkolnik Law and Christina Grube, MTN Correspondent (MASS TORT NEWS) A recent study performed by the Journal of Environmental Science & Technology found that most rainwater to be contaminated with the manmade forever-chemicals Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (collectively “PFAS”), which exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) clean drinking water standards, Danish drinking water […]

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Government Denied Prior Camp Lejeune Disability Claims “Prematurely”, VA Inspector General Says
Sep 29, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

The report estimates veterans with Camp Lejeune disability claims were underpaid by nearly $14 million prior to the passage of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022. September 29, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Prior to the passage of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, which has opened the door for veterans and family members […]...Continue reading

Lawsuits Over Zantac Cancers Not Supported in Federal MDL Being Filed in State Courts
Sep 28, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Zantac cancers supported in the federal courts are limited to bladder, esophageal, gastric, liver and pancreatic. Thousands of other lawsuits are being filed in state courts involving breast, kidney, colorectal, prostate, and other cancers. September 28, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson While a federal judge is considering the strength of expert witness testimony this week about […]...Continue reading

EPA to Withdraw Controversial 2020 Roundup Risk Assessment That Said Glyphosate Did Not Cause Cancer
Sep 27, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

New risk assessment about the link between glyphosate in Roundup and cancer will not be completed until 2026. September 26, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Federal environmental officials are withdrawing a controversial 2020 risk assessment on the link between Roundup and cancer, which involved the controversial active ingredient in the weed killer, glyphosate....Continue reading

The Military Protects the Country. It Doesn’t Protect the Water
Sep 26, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

South Carolina and Hawaii have huge numbers of military personnel stationed within their borders. While the military has trained and stationed personnel there for decades, something newer has come along – lawsuits about water contaminated by the military. The Marine base at Camp Lejeune is a significant training center, and thousands are stationed there. On […]...Continue reading

PFAS Settlement Over Drinking Water Contamination Will Result in $54 Million Payment by 3M, Wolverine
Sep 26, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

The $54 million will be divided among more than 1,700 property owners who suffered PFAS drinking water contamination. September 26, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson A federal judge approved a proposed class action settlement over PFAS water contamination, which will result in a payment of $54 million to hundreds of property owners in Kent County, Michigan […]...Continue reading

Camp Lejeune Water Caused Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease, Interstitial Nephritis: Lawsuit
Sep 23, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Exposure to Camp Lejeune water caused kidney disease for a Marine veteran stationed at the base in the 1960s, who continues to suffer health problems that have impacted his ability to maintain steady employment, the lawsuit claims. September 23, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson A former U.S. Marine indicates in a recently filed lawsuit that he […]...Continue reading

NEC Baby Formula Lawsuits To Be Selected For Early Bellwether Trials in MDL
Sep 22, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Ultimately, four NEC baby formula lawsuits will be chosen to be the first cases to go before a jury. September 21, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson The U.S. District Judge presiding over all federal necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) baby formula lawsuits has outlined the process for selecting the first bellwether trial cases, which are designed to help […]...Continue reading

Philips DreamStation Lawsuit Filed Over Oropharyngeal Cancer Caused By CPAP Machine
Sep 22, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Lawsuit alleges Philips DreamStation CPAP machine carried no warnings of possible cancer risks from exposure to deteriorating sound abatement foam inside the device. September 22, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson According to allegations raised in a recently filed product liability lawsuit, the repeated use of a recalled Philips DreamStation CPAP machine caused orophyaryngeal cancer, after a […]...Continue reading

Lawyers for Women Pursuing Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits Tell 3rd Circuit J&J Bankruptcy “Built on a Foundation of Bad Faith”
Sep 21, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Plaintiffs are urging the court to allow talcum powder cancer lawsuits to proceed despite the bankruptcy filing. September 21, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson A federal appeals court heard oral arguments this week from lawyers for women pursuing talcum powder cancer lawsuits, who are challenging a controversial bankruptcy filing by Johnson & Johnson, which they indicate […]...Continue reading

11th Circ. Asks How New Law Affects Marine Base Water Suit
Sep 21, 2022 by Juan Carlos Rodriguez

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez · Listen to article Law360 (September 20, 2022, 7:17 PM EDT) — The Eleventh Circuit asked the federal government and residents suing over their exposure to contaminated drinking water at the Camp Lejeune military base to explain how a new law authorizing legal claims affects the litigation. A group of mostly […]...Continue reading

Motion to Consolidate Camp Lejeune Justice Act Lawsuits Denied By U.S. District Judge
Sep 20, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

More than 5,000 individuals have already filed notice of their intention to file a lawsuit under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022, but the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina has rejected a request to consolidate the pretrial proceedings early in the litigation. September 19, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Although […]...Continue reading

AFFF Lawsuits Over PFAS Chemicals Cleared to Continue, After Judge Rejects “Government Contractor” Defense
Sep 20, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Court rejected defense after finding that 3M withheld hundreds of studies on the risks of PFAS chemicals from AFFF firefighting foam. September 20, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson The U.S. District Judge presiding over all aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) lawsuits, including cancer claims brought by former firefighters and water contamination claims, has rejected a motion for […]...Continue reading

Judge Appoints Covidien Hernia Mesh Attorneys to Interim Leadership Positions in MDL
Sep 17, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

The appointments are temporary until a permanent Covidien hernia mesh attorney leadership structure is determined.> September 15, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson The federal judge recently designated to preside over the consolidated pretrial proceedings for all federal Covidien hernia mesh lawsuits has appointed three plaintiffs’ attorneys to interim leadership positions....Continue reading

Roundup Exposure May Cause Convulsions in Animals, Earthworm Study Warns
Sep 16, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

The convulsions linked to Roundup exposure were dose-dependant, suggesting a strong causal link between the seizures and the controversial weed killer. September 15, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson Following years of concerns about the safety of Roundup, and a lack of independent research into the active ingredient glyphosate, the findings of a new study suggest that […]...Continue reading

Court To Evaluate Expert Testimony Linking Side Effects Zantac and Cancer Next Week
Sep 16, 2022 by Irvin Jackson

Zantac Daubert hearings will be held by the judge to determine whether proposed expert witness testimony about the risk of specific cancers from Zantac is sufficiently sound to present to a jury. September 16, 2022 By: Irvin Jackson A series of Daubert hearings will be held next week before the U.S. District Judge presiding over […]...Continue reading

Tokenized Evergreen Fund for Litigation Finance Building Wealth by Advancing Social Justice
Sep 14, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Victory Litigation Fund Victory Litigation Fund invests in venture equity opportunities in the legal services marketplace. These investments allow the fund to identify large numbers of legal claims that favor victims, bringing them deserved social justice and financial rewards. Highest ROI of Any Asset Class Litigation finance is an investment that consistently outperforms all others, […]...Continue reading

Boy Scouts Dodge Bankruptcy With $2.46B Settlement
Sep 10, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

The Boy Scouts of America secured approval of a $2.46 billion reorganization plan from a bankruptcy judge on Thursday that will allow the youth organization to exit Chapter 11 and settle decades of claims by more than 80,000 men who say they were abused as children by troop leaders. The biggest change in the amended […]...Continue reading

Cancer and the Marine Base at Camp Lejeune
Aug 31, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Potentially, compensation may be available to anyone who has contracted cancer from Camp Lejeune’s contaminated waters. This article will discuss the causes of the contamination and the potential lawsuits that may be filed. It also discusses the recent signing of a law that provides damages to past injuries. Learn about the causes of cancer, as […]...Continue reading

Camp Lejeune Water Chemical Contamination
Aug 30, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

From 1953 to 1987, water contamination was a major problem at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina. The issue was so severe that it even led to a health warning. It is not known when the problem started, but it was there for decades. Here are some of the causes of the contamination […]...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

Opioid Bankruptcy Litigation Updates
Jun 02, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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

Facebook Hack Victims Left Out in the Cold
May 10, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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

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

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

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

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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$26B Opioid Settlement Reached Between J &J, three distributors and 90% of U.S. States and Local Governments
Mar 18, 2022 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Could Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Mean for Families?
Nov 09, 2021 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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

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 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

Elmiron Lawsuits | Vision Loss and Blindness Claims
Nov 05, 2021 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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

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 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

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

FOI lawsuits on origins of Covid-19, gain-of-function research and biolabs
Oct 14, 2021 by Ed Lott, Ph.D., M.B.A.

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

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

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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