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The Risks of E-Cigarettes

The Risks of E-Cigarettes

Since their introduction into the American tobacco industry, cigarettes have created a substantial public health crisis. Despite efforts to help people quit smoking, tobacco is responsible for 480,000 deaths per year associated with cancers, emphysema, heart disease, and stroke. Therefore, any product that could limit the consumption of cigarettes could be considered of immense value. […]

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California Judge Cuts $2 Billion Award for Roundup Lawsuit

California Judge Cuts $2 Billion Award for Roundup Lawsuit

A California Superior Court judge cut $2 billion jury verdict over Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller to $86.7 million. The reduced amount will be awarded to a couple who claimed the popular glyphosate-based herbicide, originally produced by Monsanto, contributed to their non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a rare type of cancer. Bayer acquired Monsanto in 2018. The jury awarded the […]

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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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