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Pennsylvania Judge Cuts Risperdal Punitive Damages Awarded to Gynecomastia Plaintiff

A state court judge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has reduced the $8 billion in punitive damages awarded to a Risperdal gynecomastia plaintiff last year to $6.8 million. No reason was given for the ruling, which was disclosed in court papers filed … Continue reading

Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit Heads to Trial in St. Louis, as Settlement Talks Continue

Four plaintiffs who blame Monsanto Roundup for causing their cancer are heading to trial today in St. Louis, Missouri. More than 75,000 Monsanto Roundup Lawsuits Pending Nationwide St. Louis was the site of Monsanto’s headquarters before the U.S.-based agribusiness was … Continue reading

Parties Propose Bard Hernia Mesh Lawsuits for Bellwether Trials

The parties involved in thousands of hernia mesh lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard, Inc. and its Davol, Inc. subsidiary have proposed specific cases for the litigation’s bellwether trials. Bard Hernia Mesh Allegations More than 3,560 lawsuits involving Bard and Davol’s … Continue reading

3M Company Faces Mounting Lawsuits Over PFAS, Chemical Firefighting Foams

The 3M Company is facing a growing number of legal claims over PFAS, a group of allegedly toxic chemicals found in some firefighting foams. PFAS: The “Forever Chemicals” Polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are manmade chemicals used to manufacture dozens of products, … Continue reading

Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuit Trials to Begin November 2021

The federal court overseeing thousands of lawsuits alleging Nexium and other proton pump inhibitors caused serious kidney complications has set a date for the litigation’s first bellwether trial. According to a Case Management Order issued in the U.S. District Court, … Continue reading

Breast Implant Cancer Lawsuits Progress, as Court Convenes First Case Management Conference

Lawsuits involving Allergan, Inc.’s Biocell textured breast implants are moving forward in the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, where an initial Case Management Conference was convened on January 13th. Plaintiffs Counsel to Propose Leadership Structure According to a … Continue reading

FDA Warning Alert: Belviq Weight Loss Drug May Increase Cancer Risk

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a possible link between the weight loss drug Belviq and an increased risk of cancer. About Belviq and Belviq XR Belviq and Belviq XR (lorcaserin) are indicated for use with a … Continue reading

Feinberg Optimistic for Monsanto Roundup Settlement

The prominent attorney tapped to lead Monsanto Roundup settlement talks is growing increasingly confident that the massive cancer litigation will be resolved. “There are talks with various lawyers around the nation who have significant inventories of Roundup cases,” Kenneth Feinberg … Continue reading

New York State Targets PFAS in Firefighting Foam

New York State is preparing to restrict the use of certain firefighting foams because of toxic chemicals that could potentially contaminate groundwater. Firefighting Foam and PFAS For decades, chemical firefighting foams (aqueous film-forming foam or AFFF) have been used in … Continue reading

Zantac Lawsuit News: Three Drug Makers Recall NDMA-Contaminated Antacids

Three pharmaceutical companies are recalling antacid medications due to concerns that the drugs might be contaminated with a potentially cancer-causing impurity called N-Nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA. About the Latest Antacid Recalls According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), two … Continue reading

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