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Current Mass Tort Litigation That Might Affect You or Your Family

Without warning, a defective product could be harming you or someone you love. Whether it involves building materials, prescription medications, household products, medical devices or vehicle parts, one problem could affect thousands or even millions of users. In these situations, mass tort actions are often used to pursue compensation for injuries based on negligence or… Read More »

Tainted Valsartan Blood Pressure Drugs Lead to Recall, Lawsuit

In 2018, the Food and Drug Administration recalled generic versions of Valsartan blood pressure medication estimated to be used by more than 3 million Americans. Shipments of the drug, which is used to treat post-heart attack symptoms and congestive heart failure in addition to hypertension, were found to be tainted with a cancer-causing substance. Throughout… Read More »

National Opioid Crisis Traces Back to Florida Corruption and Corporate Greed

In a recent exposé for Mass Tort Nexus , Mark A. York connects the dots to show the part Florida has played in fueling the current opioid crisis, which has devastated communities nationwide. That connection began with the Sackler family — whose company Purdue Pharma created OxyContin, a highly addictive and now widely abused painkiller —… Read More »

SF Jury Awards $289 Million in Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Case

A jury in San Francisco has awarded a former groundskeeper fighting terminal cancer $289 million in damages against Monsanto, the maker of the world’s most popular weed killer, Roundup. CNN  recently reported that “Dewayne Johnson’s victory Friday could set a massive precedent for thousands of other cases claiming Monsanto’s famous herbicide causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.” Johnson… Read More »

St. Louis Jury Delivers Stunning $4.69 Billion Award in Talcum Powder Cancer Case

In July, a St. Louis jury awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who alleged that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products, used for feminine hygiene purposes, caused their ovarian cancer. The damage award comprises $550 million in compensation and $4.14 billion in punitive damages. Punitive damages are only available in personal injury cases where a… Read More »

Who Is Most at Risk of Harm from Roundup Weed Killer?

In March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, the world’s most popular weed killer, is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Studies have suggested a connection between the chemical and several deadly health conditions, including leukemia and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. According to ConsumerSafety.org, “Monsanto is now facing… Read More »

Complications with Essure® Linked to Halt of Sales?

In 2002, Bayer received approval by the FDA to sell and promote a non-surgical option of permanent birth control for women. Due to reported complaints, the FDA listed the potential warnings and ordered Bayer to conduct a study on the patients using this implant. Mood disorder, headaches, hair loss, weight gain, pain, bleeding, allergic reactions,… Read More »

Talcum Powder Tied to Cancer in Women

Talcum powder is a mineral composed of magnesium, silicon and oxygen. This powder breaks down friction, preventing dry skin and rashes while also absorbing moisture. There is no definitive evidence, however based on research and speculation, there is a possible tie between talcum powder triggering women to form cancers such as; ovarian, cervical, uterine and… Read More »

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