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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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Talc Lawsuits Continue After Canadian Reports Show Link to Lung Illness

Talc Lawsuits Continue After Canadian Reports Show Link to Lung Illness

The popularly used powder, talcum, has been at the epicenter of many controversies and class action lawsuits over the past years. Talcum, commonly known as talc, is found in a host of everyday products from deodorant to baby powder. In its natural form, talcum has been shown to contain the infamous carcinogen asbestos. Since 1973, […]

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Judge Allows IVC Filter Lawsuit to Proceed

Judge Allows IVC Filter Lawsuit to Proceed

On November 27, a U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois allowed a class action lawsuit against Boston Scientific Corporation to continue. Judge Richard Mills of the District Court denied Boston’s motion to dismiss. The court found plausible claims with regards to the defective design and inadequate warnings on Boston’s inferior vena cava […]

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Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Cancer Trial Ends with Mistrial

Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Cancer Trial Ends with Mistrial

The latest trial assessing claims that Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder causes cancer has ended in mistrial after five days of jury deliberations. The Los Angeles jury was declared deadlocked, or unable to come to a supermajority, by a state judge. The most recent case, brought to court by a retired computer salesman Kirk Von […]

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