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Third Bayer-Monsanto Roundup Verdict ends in $2 Billion Payout  

Third Bayer-Monsanto Roundup Verdict ends in $2 Billion Payout  

A California jury awarded $2 billion in damages to a couple who claimed that their cancer was caused by Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller. The found that Monsanto will be held responsible for $55 million in compensatory damages and an additional $2 billion in punitive damages. Pending Roundup Litigation Monsanto and its parent company Bayer AG are […]

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Jury Finds Monsanto’s Roundup was a “Substantial Factor” in Causing a California Man’s Cancer

Jury Finds Monsanto’s Roundup was a “Substantial Factor” in Causing a California Man’s Cancer

A federal jury in the United States District Court in San Francisco found that Monsanto’s popular weed killer Roundup played a role in causing a California man’s cancer. As part of the first phase in the case, the six-member jury came to a unanimous verdict that Roundup was a “substantial factor” in causing Edwin Hardeman’s […]

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Plaintiff Awarded $41 Million in Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Verdict

Plaintiff Awarded $41 Million in Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Verdict

A Philadelphia jury ordered Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon to pay $41 million as part of a product liability lawsuit involving pelvic mesh defects. The lawsuit was brought forth by plaintiff Suzanne Emmett, who began experiencing discomfort in 2007 after undergoing a Prolift pelvic mesh implant. She underwent multiple pelvic procedures using Ethicon’s vaginal mesh […]

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3M Pays Millions in Defective Earplugs Lawsuit

3M Pays Millions in Defective Earplugs Lawsuit

3M company agreed to pay $9.1 million in settlements to the US government for a lawsuit alleging they supplied the U.S. military with defective earplugs. The suit, which involved the second version of 3M’s “dual-ended combat arms earplugs,” was initiated by a corporate whistleblower alleging that 3M knew their CAEv2 product was too short for […]

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Families of Children Allegedly Exposed to Toxins File Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Families of Children Allegedly Exposed to Toxins File Wrongful Death Lawsuits

The families of 20 children filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Denka-Dupont plant in Laplace alleging negligence on the part of the plant that led to serious illness and death. The lawsuit alleges that children in the vicinity of the plant were exposed to chloroprene, which caused serious birth defects, diseases, cancer and even […]

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Hernia Mesh Mass Torts Trials to Begin in 2020

Hernia Mesh Mass Torts Trials to Begin in 2020

The US District Court, Southern District of Ohio, issued an order in late November indicating that trials would begin in 2020 for C.R. Bard polypropylene mesh defective product lawsuits. The trials will come from a discovery pool the court will create for cases linked to hernia mesh complications. Plaintiffs in the case allege that they […]

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