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Philadelphia Jury Clears J&J In Talc Cancer Case

The first case in Philadelphia over alleged health risks associated with Johnson & Johnson’s signature talcum powder came to an end Friday as a state jury cleared the company of claims that its product contributed to a woman’s ovarian cancer diagnosis. A Philadelphia jury cleared Johnson & Johnson on Friday of claims its talcum powder…

Philips Agrees Respiratory Device Recall Lawsuits Should Be Centralized in Federal MDL

As a growing number of class action lawsuits and individual injury lawsuits continue to be filed on behalf of owners of recalled DreamStation CPAP machines, Bi-PAP machines and mechanical ventilators, which have been found to release toxic particles into the air pathways, Philips indicates it agrees the litigation should be consolidated before one judge for…

More Belviq Lawsuits Filed Over Cancer Side Effects of Weight Loss Drug

As new Belviq cases continue to be filed on behalf of former users of the recalled weight loss drug who have now been diagnosed with cancer, a panel of federal judges convened on July 29th to consider whether to centralize and consolidate all lawsuits filed in U.S. District Courts nationwide. Consumers on Thursday urged the…

Philips Respiratory Device Lawsuits

Nature of Action This consumer class action arises out of the Defendant’s failure to notify users about the life threatening health risks associated with continued use of its respiratory devices. On April 26, 2021 PHILIPS disclosed in its First Quarter Report to shareholders under the banner “Regulatory Update” that device user reports had led to…

Sunscreen Lawsuits

Nature of Action This consumer class action arises out of the Defendant’s failure to disclose in its marketing that its sunscreen products Neutrogena and Aveeno contain the highly carcinogenic chemical benzene. Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen by the United States Department of Health and Health Services. The World Health Organization and the International…

Xeljanz Use Leads To Increased Risk of Serious Heart-Related Problems

ISSUE: On Feb 4th 2021, the FDA alerted the public that preliminary results from a safety clinical trial show an increased risk of serious heart-related problems and cancer with the arthritis and ulcerative colitis medicine Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib) compared to another type of medicine called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors. FDA required the safety…

Ethylene Oxide Exposure Lawsuit

Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against companies operating ethylene oxide plants whose emissions have caused area residents to suffer serious health problems. Ethylene oxide is a gas commonly used in the manufacture of other chemical compounds as well as the sterilization of some medical equipment. But ethylene oxide is acknowledged as a known human…

Roundup Lawsuits

When Bayer, the giant German chemical and pharmaceutical maker, acquired Monsanto in 2018, the company knew it was buying the world’s best known weedkiller. What it didn’t anticipate was the legal firestorm over claims that the herbicide, Roundup, caused cancer. Bayer has since faced tens of thousands of claims linking the weedkiller to cases of…

AFFF Firefighter Cancer Lawsuits

Exposure to aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) used to fight fuel-based fires may be responsible for causing testicular cancer, kidney cancer and other cancers among firefighters, military service members and airport personnel. STATUS FIREFIGHTING FOAM LAWSUITS: Product liability lawyers are reviewing individual fire fighter foam cancer lawsuits and potential class action claims for individuals who exposed to…

Talcum Powder Lawyers Set To Meet With MDL Judge For Status Conference

Lawyers involved in the federal talcum powder cancer lawsuits will speak with the U.S. District Judge presiding over the litigation this week, as a number of representative cases continue to be prepared for early trial dates. Johnson & Johnson currently faces nearly 20,000 Baby Powder lawsuits and Shower-to-Shower lawsuits pending in the federal court system, each involving similar…