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Zantac MDL Moving Forward With Expert Support That Heartburn Drug May Cause Five Specific Types Of Cancer

Plaintiffs’ attorneys involved in the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) for all Zantac cancer lawsuits filed throughout the federal court system have notified the Court that they only intend to move forward with expert support that establishes five different types of cancer may be caused by Zantac, including bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, liver cancer…

Philips CPAP Lawyers Seek Leadership Roles in Lawsuits Over Recalled Breathing Machines

The U.S. District Judge presiding over all federal Philips CPAP lawsuits is accepting applications until January 4th from lawyers seeking leadership positions in the federal litigation, who will take certain actions during the coordinated pretrial proceedings that benefit all plaintiffs pursuing claims over the recalled breathing machines. Hundreds of product liability lawsuits and class action claims…

FDA Report Reveals Inconsistencies In Philips Test Results

A massive Philips CPAP recall was issued earlier this year, impacting more than 15 million CPAP, BiPAP and ventilators that contained a polyester-based (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam, which was intended to reduce sounds and vibrations during use. However, the manufacturer now acknowledges that the CPAP foam degrades over time, and may release black particles or debris directly…

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…

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…

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…

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…