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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