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MDL Judge Dismisses Federal Zantac Lawsuits

MDL Judge Dismisses Federal Zantac Lawsuits

The federal judge overseeing thousands of  Zantac claims in MDL-2924 issued an order that will result in the dismissal of Zantac lawsuits. Judge Rosenberg concluded plaintiffs failed to offer substantial evidence that the heartburn medication causes cancer. This...

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JPML Centralizes Social Media Lawsuits

JPML Centralizes Social Media Lawsuits

On October 6, 2022, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated lawsuits regarding social media addiction and harm among adolescents into MDL-3047. Lawsuits filed against social media platforms such as Meta platforms, Inc. and Twitter allege...

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JPML to Consider Chantix MDL in December

JPML to Consider Chantix MDL in December

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation will hear oral arguments concerning the consolidation of Chantix lawsuits into a multidistrict litigation on December 1. The anti-smoking drug Chantix, created by Pfizer, has been the subject of debate concerning the...

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Philip Recalls More BiPAP Machines

Philip Recalls More BiPAP Machines

On August 29, 2022, the FDA announced that Philips Respironics recalled certain bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines that contain contaminated plastic. If the plastic reaches the device motor, it may emit dangerous volatile organic compounds. Also, the...

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First Zantac Lawsuit Ends in $500,000 Settlement

First Zantac Lawsuit Ends in $500,000 Settlement

The first Zantac (ranitidine) case scheduled for trial reached a $500,000 settlement shortly before trial. Plaintiff Joseph Bayer voluntarily dismissed his case due to a settlement he reached with generic drugmakers. Bayer alleged that the popular heartburn medication...

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JPML Creates Gardasil HPV Vaccine MDL-3606

JPML Creates Gardasil HPV Vaccine MDL-3606

In a major development for Gardasil lawsuits nationwide, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated Gardasil HPV vaccine lawsuits into MDL-3606 on August 4, 2022. U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Conrad, Jr. of the Western District of North...

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A Dive Into FDA Recalls

A Dive Into FDA Recalls

In 2021 alone, FDA-regulated companies reported 427 recalls at the end of the year. On average,  1,279 drugs are recalled annually. Despite the abundance of recalls, it is not always a cut-and-dry process. Contrary to popular belief, the FDA cannot execute a drug...

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FDA 510 (k) Clearance

FDA 510 (k) Clearance

Many products in the United States receive market approval through the FDA’s 510(k) process. A 510(k) submission demonstrates to the FDA that a device is as safe and effective as a legally marketed device. This process applies to any company that wants to market in...

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Banana Boat Products Recalled Over Benzene

Banana Boat Products Recalled Over Benzene

On July 29, 2022, Edgewell Personal Care Company issued a voluntary nationwide recall of three batches of Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 due to trace amounts of benzene. Edgewell is the parent company of the popular sunscreen brand Banana Boat...

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Senate Blocks Camp Lejeune Bill

Senate Blocks Camp Lejeune Bill

In a surprising turn of events, Republicans in the US Senate blocked the Honoring Our PACT Act, which would expand and improve healthcare for millions of US military veterans. This legislation would provide nearly 3.5 million veterans access to healthcare for exposure...

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Southern Baptist Sexual Abuse

Southern Baptist Sexual Abuse

In May 2022, Guidepost Solutions, an independent firm, released a report detailing sexual abuse by the Southern Baptist Church (SBC), the largest Protestant denomination in the United States. The SBC became aware of widespread sexual abuse that took place over two...

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3M Earplugs Class Action Settlement

3M Earplugs Class Action Settlement

Military personnel frequently experience significant hearing damage and loss, including tinnitus, due to explosive sounds in combat. They are routinely given special earplugs to help protect their hearing from loud noises that result from explosions and gunfire....

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Mass Tort Cases to Watch in 2021

Mass Tort Cases to Watch in 2021

Mass tort cases are cases for individuals claiming injuries caused by defective products, bad drugs, defective medical devices, or other mass negligence perpetrated to a large group of people that could have been prevented. Additionally, we are in the first quarter of...

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Zantac Lawsuit Update

Zantac Lawsuit Update

Throughout the United States, many people are filing lawsuits against the makers of Zantac claiming they are the cause of serious complications, injuries, and even death. But how did this happen? Many studies indicate that the cause of cancer development is N-nitroso...

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FDA Finds NDMA in Diabetes Drug Metformin

FDA Finds NDMA in Diabetes Drug Metformin

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked five pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily recall their diabetes medication containing metformin. The FDA is requesting this voluntary recall because traces of a possible carcinogen has been found in some of...

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What are the Main Types of Product Liability Cases?

What are the Main Types of Product Liability Cases?

While many studies are being conducted to prove that PFAS or Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are carcinogenic, the National Rural Water Association (NRWA) is filing a class-action lawsuit against multiple chemical manufactures for allegedly contaminating waters...

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FAQ About Mass Tort Lawsuits

FAQ About Mass Tort Lawsuits

What is a Mass Tort Case? A mass tort lawsuit, by definition, is a civil action involving numerous plaintiffs against one or a few defendants in state or federal court. Mass tort comes from the word “mass accidents”. When there is a large amount of suffering from...

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Firefighting Foam Alleged to be Toxic

Firefighting Foam Alleged to be Toxic

For years, firefighters have used a special foam called Aqueous Film Forming Foam or AFFF to suppress Class A and Class B fires. AFFF cuts off the oxygen supply in fires and rapidly deplete them faster than traditional water. The military, firefighters, and even home...

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10 Mass Tort Cases to Watch in 2020

10 Mass Tort Cases to Watch in 2020

A mass tort lawsuit is a civil action involving many plaintiffs with few defendants in state or federal court. Mass torts are very similar to class action cases. Both sue companies for injuries or illnesses that a lot of people experience from using the same...

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