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NEC and Formula Makers’ Marketing Practices

The formula industry has grown into a $58 billion market with a projected growth of 8 percent a year until 2030 and a projected market…

Radiation Therapy and Mesothelioma

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to Asbestos, it can be overwhelming…

How is Chemotherapy Administered for Mesothelioma?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer typically caused by exposure at some point to Asbestos,…

Mesothelioma and How It Spreads

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to Asbestos, it can be overwhelming…

What are the Stages of Mesothelioma?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to Asbestos, it can be overwhelming…

Baby Formula Recall Expanded After Second Infant Dies

On February 17, 2022, Abbott Nutrition, recalled multiple powered baby formulas, including Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare, after multiple complaints of infant illnesses related to Cronobacter…

Similac, Enfamil Baby Formula Makers Facing Serious Lawsuits

The makers of Similac and Enfamil are facing a growing number of lawsuits alleging their popular cow-milk based baby formulas have caused pre-term infants to…

Clinical Trial Underway For Potential New Treatment Option For Patients With Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer with about 3,000 new cases in the United States each year. With limited treatment options, it is nearly always fatal.…

September is Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month

September is Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month Approximately 1.3 million people in the U.S. are either being treated for or are in remission from, a…

Mass Tort Update: CPAP RECALL ANNOUNCED

CPAP RECALL ANNOUNCED Millions of people rely on CPAP, BiPAP, or other mechanical ventilators to help treat sleep apnea. Tragically, the very machine they rely…

Mass Torts In the News – June 2021

Paraquat Paraquat is a chemical herbicide that has been linked to Parkinson’s disease.  The manufacturers are facing a growing number of lawsuits brought by people who were…

FDA ISSUES PARAQUAT WARNING

Powerful Herbicide Linked to Parkinson’s Disease First introduced in 1962, paraquat dichloride, commonly referred to as “paraquat,” is a toxic, highly poisonous, and fast-acting herbicide…

Bayer Proposes $2 Billion Settlement

Bayer Proposes Settling “Future” Roundup Cancer Claims for $2 Billion To continue to contain its liability over claims that Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, Bayer has…

Johnson and Johnson to End Sales of Talc-Based Baby Powder in North America

Johnson & Johnson has announced it will stop selling its talc Baby Powder in the United States and Canada. J&J has been the target of…

Alopecia from Taxotere

One of the most difficult side-effects for women undergoing chemotherapy is Alopecia – the loss of hair. Alopecia is fairly common during the course of…

Military Personnel File Civil Claims Against 3M for Defective Earplugs

The 3M company is one of the largest corporations in the world, with operations in more than 70 countries and more than $30 billion in…

 Vyaire Recalls AirLife Humidification Chamber & Heated Breathing Circuit Kits

January 30, 2018: Vyaire Medical is a Chicago-based medical device company that focuses on manufacturing respiratory products.  The FDA has announced a Class I recall of Vyaire’s “AirLife Humification…

Diabetes Drugs Linked to Heart Failure

Saxagliptin, a diabetes drug sold under the brand names of Onglyza (saxagliptin) and Kombiglyze XR are the focus of a growing number of lawsuits that…

Court Upholds $18.5 Million Verdict in Boston Scientific Mesh Case

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – A federal appeals court has upheld an $18.5 million jury verdict in a Boston Scientific Obtryx Sling transvaginal mesh device case.…

Recall: Harley-Davidson Recalls 175,000 Bikes Over Fears of Brake Failure

Harley-Davidson has issued a major recall involving nearly 175,000 bikes over fears of brake failure. The recall involves over 30 different models produced between 2006…

Recall: Carrier Recalls HVAC Units Due to Fire Hazard

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of about 530 Carrier Commercial HVAC systems. It has been reported that the HVAC’s…

Recall: Bicycle Helmets Recalled Due to Risk of Head Injury

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of about 650 Louis Garneau Course Bike Helmets. The helmets have model number LG1261…

Bayer – Company is Recalling Alka-Seltzer Due to Labelling Error

Bayer is voluntarily recalling Alka-Seltzer Plus packages that: Were sold only in the US at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger (including Dillons Food Stores, Fred…

Beanworthy Recalls Combination Battery Chargers/Hand Warmers Due to Fire and Burn Hazard

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of about 12,700 “Beanworthy Human Creations” combination battery charges and hand warmers.  The devices…

Safety Alerts: Nexium

If taking Nexium has caused injury to you or a family member, consider reaching out to a dedicated Nexium lawyer who could review your case,…

Recall: Airbag Recalls Explode to Nearly 50 Million

Japanese automotive parts maker Takata has issued yet another massive airbag recall.  In early January, Takata issued recalls for an additional 3.3 million defective air…

Jury Hits J&J With Another Million Dollar Verdict in Mesh Case

December 2017:  A New Jersey jury awarded plaintiffs $15 million in a transvaginal mesh action.  The suit involved Ethicon Inc., and its parent Johnson &…

Is Mirena Safe?

Complications with Intrauterine Devices There have been numerous concerns and complications with an intrauterine device that hundreds of thousands of women have turned to for their…

Fisher-Price Recalls More Than 10 Million Toy Items

Fisher-Price is recalling more than 10 million tricycles, toys and high chairs over safety concerns. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says two of the products…

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