Legal Developments

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Wildfires burning in California potentially caused by PG&E

California Wildfires Spark Legal and Pol...

Nicole Knight · December 5, 2019

PG&E, the power provider implicated in the recent California wildfires, now faces legal action by the state.

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A photo of plants, representing the concept of Roundup causing cancer.

In 3 Months, 20,000 More Plaintiffs Clai...

Emma Schkloven · November 26, 2019

The number of plaintiffs claiming Roundup caused their cancer has more than doubled to 42,700 in the last three months.

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A photo of J&J's talcum powder products in relation to a recent lawsuit involving Claire's.

Seven Plaintiffs Refile J&J Talc Lawsuit...

James Parker · August 1, 2019

Judge George H. Wu of California granted case dismissal to seven plaintiffs in a talc lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson for their failure to label talc products. The plaintiffs will refile - adding more cases to their complaint and holding other companies liable.

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Image of a Bayer office representing the Roundup weedkiller cancer lawsuits.

Bayer Hit With $1.5 Billion Roundup Weedkiller Verdict

MedTruth Editors · November 30, 2023

This marks the fourth consecutive Roundup trial loss for Bayer in litigation that alleges the weedkiller causes cancer.

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Rite Aid pharmacy building representing the Rite Aid opioid bankruptcy proceedings.

Rite Aid Opioid Bankruptcy Contested by DOJ

MedTruth Editors · November 28, 2023

Rite Aid claims that the DOJ’s request could irrevocably cripple the company and prevent it from restructuring successfully.

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Los Angeles city skyline representing LA county filing a lawsuit against J&J for its talcum powder products causing ovarian cancer and mesothelioma.

Talc Lawsuit Filed Against J&J by LA County

MedTruth Editors · November 22, 2023

Los Angeles County is filing claims against J&J for the talcum products that allegedly led to residents’ health complications, including ovarian cancer and mesothelioma.

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Lawyers discussing trial representing the Bayer Roundup verdict under question because of a judge's feedback to the jury.

Bayer Accuses Judge of Misconduct in $175 Million Roundup Verdict

MedTruth Editors · November 21, 2023

Bayer has filed a motion to have a decision overturned because the trial judge improperly provided feedback to a Pennsylvania state court jury.

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A man gardening representing Bayer losing third consecutive Roundup trial in a $330 million verdict.

$330 Million Roundup Verdict Awarded in Latest Bayer Defeat

MedTruth Editors · November 15, 2023

After winning at trial in nine consecutive Roundup cases in 2022 and 2023, Bayer has now lost three straight cases.

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Image of Philadelphia skyline representing the Roundup verdict in favor of a man who said his exposure to Roundup caused non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Philly Jury Awards Roundup Plaintiff $175 Million

MedTruth Editors · November 10, 2023

This verdict ended Bayer & Monsanto’s winning streak of nine consecutive Roundup trials, all of which shared similar allegations that exposure to Roundup causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

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Image of a veterans' affairs building representing the Camp Lejeune lawsuit options.

Camp Lejeune Elective Option and VA Benefits

MedTruth Editors · November 9, 2023

Factors such as receiving benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs may affect a veteran's verdict award in the Camp Lejeune lawsuits.

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A court room similar to the one where the Roundup verdict against Bayer was delivered.

Bayer Loses First Roundup Trial Outside CA

MedTruth Editors · November 8, 2023

For the first time, Bayer has lost a Roundup trial outside of California and in its home state of Missouri.

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JUUL Investors File Suit Over Allegations of Unfair Business Practices

MedTruth Editors · November 3, 2023

Among the financial strain of numerous e-cigarette lawsuits, investors are alleging that Juul Labs took steps to unlawfully enrich certain long-term investors and other senior members of the company.

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E-cigarettes similar to the devices rejected by the FDA for posing an undue risk of influencing minors to use e-cigarettes.

E-Cigarette Application Rejection Upheld by Appeals Court

MedTruth Editors · November 1, 2023

The FDA has rejected the application of Logic Technology Development's menthol flavored e-cigarette devices. A decision upheld by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Squad cars parked on the side of the road like those purchased using opioid settlement funds.
Photo by Matteo Modica

Opioid Settlement Funds Spent on Police Spark Controversy

MedTruth Editors · October 31, 2023

As opioid settlement funds become available, a controversy has arisen about how much of those funds should be made available to the police.

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Man taking a pill representing the Zantac cancer lawsuits.

Zantac Manufacturer Settles Ahead of Bellwether Trial

MedTruth Editors · October 24, 2023

A Zantac case against GlaxoSmithKline alleging the heartburn drug causes cancer has been settled before it went to trial.

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Rite Aid pharmacy representing the company's involvement in the distribution of opioids.

Rite Aid Seeks Financial Aid in Opioid Bankruptcy Proceeding

MedTruth Editors · October 23, 2023

Rite Aid has been caught up along with a number of other pharmacies and retail entities in the latest wave of lawsuits that are intended to hold accountable all parties who contributed to the opioid epidemic

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Woman with pelvic pain representing the talcum powder ovarian cancer MDL.

Talc MDL receives Updated Complaint and Timetable for Vulnerable Plaintiffs

MedTruth Editors · October 19, 2023

The judge for the talcum powder ovarian cancer litigation has set a timetable for bringing the thousands of cases to trial.

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Man spraying weedkiller representing the Monsanto Roundup lawsuit alleging the weedkiller causes cancer.

Defense Witness in Roundup Trial Accused of Being a Mouthpiece for Monsanto

MedTruth Editors · October 18, 2023

Attorneys accused a 32-year employee of Monsanto of presenting biased evidence to protect the company.

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Man spraying lawn with weedkiller representing Bayer winning a Roundup trial against a man who claimed Roundup caused his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Bayer Wins 9th Straight Roundup Trial

MedTruth Editors · October 13, 2023

The judge agreed with Monsanto that the plaintiff failed to present reasonable evidence that his Roundup use caused non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

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Scientist holding talcum powder representing the talc cancer verdict tossed by an appeals court.

$220 Million Talc Verdict Tossed By Appeals Court

MedTruth Editors · October 11, 2023

Nearly 40,000 lawsuits accuse J&J of selling asbestos-contaminated talcum powder to consumers and failing to warn about the risks of developing cancer.

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Illustration showing a scientist presenting information representing the J&J talcum powder science day.

J&J and Talc Powder Cancer Plaintiffs Present Plans for New “Science Day”

MedTruth Editors · October 6, 2023

At the end of this year, J&J and talcum powder plaintiffs will give scientific presentations focused on talcum powder, asbestos and cancer.

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Man with abdominal pain representing the hernia mesh bellwether trials.

Hernia Mesh Bellwether Date Set

MedTruth Editors · October 5, 2023

Plaintiffs allege that Covidien designed defective hernia meshes that caused pain and debilitating, sometimes life-altering complications after implantation.

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Agricultural Silos representing the Monsanto Roundup cancer trial against a man who worked in the agrochemical industry.

Monsanto Says Ag Work Caused Plaintiff’s Cancer, Not Roundup

MedTruth Editors · October 4, 2023

A man who worked in the agrochemical industry used Roundup for 30 years and claims it caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

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Female researchers representing J&J suing talc plaintiff expert researchers for

Talc Plaintiff Expert Asks Court To Toss J&J’s Lawsuit Against Her

MedTruth Editors · September 29, 2023

J&J claims researchers published faulty research, saying that the subjects in the studies had been exposed to asbestos from other sources than J&J baby powder.

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A female judge representing the 3M judge barring plaintiffs from obtaining litigation funding.

3M Judge Bars Plaintiffs From Obtaining Litigation Funding

MedTruth Editors · September 28, 2023

Judge Rodgers is exercising her legal authority to demand disclosure from plaintiffs’ attorneys to ensure that the veterans are protected from these allegedly unscrupulous companies.

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Man using weedkiller on a lawn representing the Roundup weedkiller cancer case in Missouri.

Latest Roundup Weedkiller Cancer Trial Begins in Missouri

MedTruth Editors · September 27, 2023

Two more Roundup cancer trials are set to begin in the next coming weeks.

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A woman on a CPAP machine representing the Philips CPAP settlement.

Philips C-PAP Settlement Nears $500 Million

MedTruth Editors · September 21, 2023

While this settlement partially reimburses plaintiffs who bought a device that allegedly led to cancer, lung damage, breathing problems, and other injuries, it does not resolve any of the claims that Philips’ device caused these injuries.

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Doctor prescribing opioids representing the Kroger opioid settlement payout.

Kroger Opioid Settlement Could Begin Paying Out This Year

MedTruth Editors · September 19, 2023

Kroger is offering states and municipalities $1.2 billion and offering Native American tribes $36 million to fund opioid abatement programs.

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Amgen office building representing the Amgen-Horizon merger.

Tepezza Liability Could be Acquired in Amgen-Horizon Merger

MedTruth Editors · September 14, 2023

The settlement paves the way for Amgen to acquire Horizon Therapeutics – and its legal claims.

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Zantac Makers Face New Lawsuit in Connecticut

Zantac Makers Face New Lawsuit in Connecticut

MedTruth Editors · September 13, 2023

Plaintiffs allege that they developed bladder, breast, prostate or other cancers because of long-term usage of Zantac or its generic, over-the-counter equivalent ranitidine.

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Woman holding her stomach/pelvis region representing J&J talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits.

Johnson & Johnson Accused of New Effort To Delay Talc Litigation

MedTruth Editors · September 8, 2023

J&J is attempting to challenge expert witness testimony that was approved two years ago in an effort to further delay the case.

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Doctor talking to a patient representing the Teva kickback trial regarding multiple sclerosis drugs.

Teva Kickback Trial Paused By Appeal

MedTruth Editors · September 7, 2023

According to the government, Teva paid two charities more than $350 million over 11 years to cover co-payments for Copaxone patients.

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Woman with hands on her heart representing the Bard IVC filter lawsuits.

Bard IVC Filter Verdict Upheld on Appeal

MedTruth Editors · August 31, 2023

The court ultimately sided with the plaintiff, upholding the decision that Bard's IVC filter caused injuries to a nurse.

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Judge signing an order representing the talcum powder cancer litigation stay lifted.

Talc Powder Cancer Litigation Stay Lifted

MedTruth Editors · August 30, 2023

Tens of thousands of talcum powder lawsuits were paused. Now, the two-year stay on talcum powder litigation has been lifted.

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A doctor inserting a port catheter system representing the Bard PowerPort MDL.

Bard Port MDL Assigned to Arizona

MedTruth Editors · August 25, 2023

The Bard PowerPort is a subcutaneous, implantable port catheter system that delivers medications such as chemotherapy drugs.

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Woman using a hair serum representing the hair relaxer claims process streamlined regarding chemical hair straighteners allegedly causing health problems

New Hair Relaxer Claims Process Streamlined

MedTruth Editors · August 23, 2023

The Short Form Complaint streamlines the process for new plaintiffs to submit claims that they developed health problems caused by the chemicals in hair relaxers.

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Veteran talking to doctor representing the Camp Lejeune lawsuits for contaminated drinking water.

Camp Lejeune Claim Acceptance Rate Less Than 20%

MedTruth Editors · August 18, 2023

The acceptance rate for Camp Lejeune claims is currently only 17% after the VA began using subject matter experts to evaluate claims.

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Woman with hip pain representing the hip implant cases consolidated in a Washington court.

Hip Implant Cases Consolidated in WA Court

MedTruth Editors · August 17, 2023

The plaintiffs say their metal-on-metal hip implants led to injuries and a decreased quality of life.

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Image of the Department of Justice building representing the DOJ attempting to stop the opioid bankruptcy settlement that would shield the Sackler family.

DOJ Moves to Stop Opioid Bankruptcy Settlement

MedTruth Editors · August 10, 2023

The DOJ is taking the case to the Supreme Court in an effort to prevent a bankruptcy plan that would shield the Sackler family from opioid lawsuits.

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A judge holding a gavel representing J&J's attempt to escape talcum powder cancer lawsuits denied.

J&J’s 2nd Attempt To Escape Talc Lawsuits via Bankruptcy Denied

MedTruth Editors · August 9, 2023

The decision blocks J&J’s proposed $8.9 billion settlement, which would have prevented new lawsuits from being filed.

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Person filling up a cup with tap water representing the PFAS drinking water class action lawsuit.

PFAS Coalition of States Voice Opposition to 3M Settlement

MedTruth Editors · August 8, 2023

The coalition says that a more comprehensive settlement must be reached before undergoing the lengthy and costly process of disseminating class notices.

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Doctor holding a vaccine representing the Gardasil bellwether cases.

Gardasil Bellwether Cases Moving Forward

MedTruth Editors · August 4, 2023

They are making progress in selecting bellwether cases in the Gardasil HPV vaccine MDL.

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Lawyer on the phone representing the class action lawsuit where Camp Lejeune lawyers are cold calling people on the no call list.

Camp Lejeune Attorney Actions to Proceed

MedTruth Editors · August 3, 2023

Based on the Judge’s examination of the current facts, there is enough evidence to plausibly connect the plaintiff to the firm.

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Doctor looking at a lung X-ray representing the talcum powder plaintiff who won a lawsuit against J&J for his mesothelioma.

Critical Talc Plaintiff Awarded Millions by Jury

MedTruth Editors · August 1, 2023

After over a week of deliberation, the jury delivered a verdict against Johnson & Johnson, fining it $18.8 million in damages.

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Person taking pill representing the Zantac cancer lawsuits.

First Zantac Lawsuit Trial Date Set, Again

MedTruth Editors · July 28, 2023

The plaintiffs allege that Zantac caused them to develop cancer of nine different types, including colorectal, breast, and bladder cancer.

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Woman holding her stomach area representing the transvaginal mesh case settled.

Transvaginal Mesh Case Settles Weeks Before Trial

MedTruth Editors · July 27, 2023

After it is implanted, the Obtryx mesh has been known to contract over time, causing it to pull or compress inside the person’s body, resulting in adverse effects.

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View of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania representing the new Roundup cases being tried in Philadelphia.

New Roundup Cases To Be Tried in Philadelphia

MedTruth Editors · July 26, 2023

The center of Roundup cancer cases has shifted from California and Missouri to include dozens of cases assigned in Philadelphia.

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Image of a Black woman pulling a strand of her hair representing the hair relaxer lawsuits.

Hair Relaxer Makers Move To Dismiss Master Complaint

MedTruth Editors · July 21, 2023

The plaintiffs claim that they were not warned about the risk of developing cancer associated with the use of hair-relaxing products.

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Two doctors discussing research representing J&J suing talcum powder expert witnesses.

J&J Sues Talc Plaintiff Expert Witnesses

MedTruth Editors · July 19, 2023

The lawsuit alleges that the research provided by the plaintiffs’ experts is fraudulent because some people were exposed to asbestos in other products besides cosmetic talc.

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A military veteran talking to a doctor representing the 3M military earplugs allegedly causing hearing loss.

3M Urges Reversal of $50 Million Earplug Verdict

MedTruth Editors · July 14, 2023

The company is seeking to overturn a $50 million verdict in a bellwether trial concerning defective military earplugs.

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A lawyer with a stack of papers representing attorneys defending cases with awaiting replies.

District Judges Urged to Accelerate Camp Lejeune Consolidation Process

MedTruth Editors · July 5, 2023

Attorneys working on behalf of the government are currently defending nearly 1,000 cases with 663 lawsuits awaiting replies.

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A man taking a pill representing the Zantac cancer lawsuits.

GSK Settles Ahead Of First Zantac Trial

MedTruth Editors · July 3, 2023

An individual who claimed to have developed bladder cancer due to the heartburn medication Zantac has reached a settlement with the manufacturer of the drug.

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Image of an African-American woman holding her hair representing the hair relaxer lawsuits.

Hair Relaxer Lawsuit Plaintiffs File Master Complaint

MedTruth Editors · June 30, 2023

The master complaint provides a comprehensive list of the allegations that show an association between regular exposure to the synthetic chemicals in hair-relaxer products, and uterine cancer.

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Image of New York's Central Park representing the settlement between the state of NY and Bayer, manufacturer of Roundup.

Bayer Reaches $7 Million Roundup Advertising Settlement with NY

MedTruth Editors · June 28, 2023

Bayer will pay millions to resolve the claims that Roundup is safe and non-toxic without having enough evidence to support these claims.

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Veteran being consoled representing the 3M military earplug litigation in which veterans claim 3M earplugs caused their hearing loss.

3M Earplug Bankruptcy Rejected

MedTruth Editors · June 21, 2023

A federal judge dismissed 3M’s bankruptcy of its subunit, Aearo Technologies, the manufacturer of military earplugs that are claimed to have been faulty.

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Woman taking a pill representing the Zantac cases pending in courts.

Tens of Thousands of Zantac Cases Pending in State Courts

MedTruth Editors · June 14, 2023

Over 50,000 Zantac lawsuits have been dismissed, with over 100,000 still pending. The cases claim the drug’s active ingredient, ranitidine, causes cancer.

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Baby powder bottle representing the 2nd talcum powder bankruptcy ploy by J&J.

State AGs Oppose J&J’s 2nd Talc Bankruptcy Ploy

MedTruth Editors · June 13, 2023

J&J recently offered nearly $9 billion to settle tens of thousands of lawsuits that the company's talcum powder products contain asbestos.

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Image of a woman using a phone representing the Camp Lejeune lawsuits claim.

Camp Lejeune Law Firm Fights Class Action Claim

MedTruth Editors · June 9, 2023

The plaintiff alleges that the two law firms violated the TCPA when they allegedly cold-called her and other people on a federal do-not-call list in order to generate leads for their Camp Lejeune lawsuits.

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Bayer offices representing the Roundup cancer trials with Bayer's seventh consecutive win.

Bayer Wins 7th Consecutive Roundup Cancer Trial

MedTruth Editors · June 7, 2023

Roundup manufacturer Monsanto and Bayer have won the seventh trial in a row over claims that the weedkiller causes cancer.

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Image of a man spraying weedkiller representing the supreme court refusing to review a Roundup lawsuit.

Supreme Court Refuses Roundup Refund Review

MedTruth Editors · June 2, 2023

This $39 million settlement covers just one of several Roundup class action lawsuits filed by various consumer groups.

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Marine Corps veterans representing North Carolina senators urging the feds to settle Camp Lejeune lawsuits.

N.C. Senators Urge Feds To Settle Camp Lejeune Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · May 31, 2023

Camp Lejeune was contaminated with harmful chemicals that were present in the base's drinking water from 1953 until 1987.

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Man holding pills in one hand and water in the other representing the Zantac class action dismissed in Canada.

Zantac Class Action Dismissed in Canada

MedTruth Editors · May 26, 2023

The court ruled that the plaintiff lacked the evidence necessary to convince the court that ranitidine, the active ingredient in Zantac, showed any causation to cancer.

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Plaintiff signing legal document representing talcum powder plaintiffs motioning to pursue J&J.

Talc Plaintiffs Motion to Pursue J&J Directly

MedTruth Editors · May 25, 2023

Plaintiffs in the J&J talcum powder lawsuits are attempting to target J&J directly rather than needing to route through its subsidiary, LTL Management, which was created to absorb liability for talc claims.

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Pregnant woman taking pills representing the J&J Tylenol lawsuits.

Johnson & Johnson Requests Appeal of Tylenol Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · May 24, 2023

J&J is seeking a federal appeals court decision on whether the failure to provide adequate warnings should be preempted by federal law.

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Man holding a bottle of Paraquat herbicide representing the expert testimony announcements in the Paraquat lawsuit.

Paraquat Expert Testimony Hearings Announced

MedTruth Editors · May 19, 2023

Farmers and agricultural workers are suing manufacturers of the herbicide Paraquat, accusing the corporations of failing to warn about the risk that Paraquat exposure may lead to Parkinson’s disease.

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Person at the store looking at shower products representing the talcum powder cancer settlement negotiations.

J&J Ordered To Initiate Talc Settlement Negotiations

MedTruth Editors · May 18, 2023

The bankruptcy proceedings surrounding J&J's talcum powder products will go into settlement negotiations to resolve the claims that these products cause cancer and other health issues.

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Judge typing on laptop representing the 3M earplug settlement.

Judge Orders 3M Earplug Settlement Talks To Resume

MedTruth Editors · May 17, 2023

The judge for the 3M military earplug lawsuits has ordered both parties to resume settlement talks in good faith.

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West Virginia flag representing the opioid lawsuit settled between the state and Kroger for contributing to the opioid epidemic.

West Virginia Settles Opioid Lawsuit With Final Defendant

MedTruth Editors · May 16, 2023

Kroger was one of several defendants accused by the state of West Virginia of contributing to an oversupply of prescription opioids.

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Military vet writing on a clipboard representing the 3M earplug class action MDL lawsuit.

Military Vet Urges Court Not To Overturn $50 Million 3M Earplug Verdict

MedTruth Editors · May 10, 2023

This 3M military earplug lawsuit is the largest class action multidistrict litigation in U.S. history, with U.S. veterans claiming ill-fitting earplugs caused their hearing loss.

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Judge's gavel representing 3M earplug plaintiffs requested the judge to reject 3M's bankruptcy plan

Earplug Plaintiffs Ask Judge To Reject 3M Bankruptcy Plan

MedTruth Editors · May 3, 2023

3M’s subunit, Aearo Technologies, the original manufacturer of CAEv2, filed for bankruptcy in July 2022 to shield itself from Combat Arms Earplug version 2 (CAEv2) lawsuits.

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Lawyers looking at a contract representing plaintiffs challenging J&J's second bankruptcy attempt.

Plaintiffs Challenge J&J Second Bankruptcy Gambit

MedTruth Editors · May 2, 2023

Johnson & Johnson has made a second attempt to put their subsidiary – LTL Management – into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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Person filling up a cup with tap water representing the Camp Lejeune lawsuit on contaminated water.

Camp Lejeune Plaintiff’s Attorneys Request Case Coordination

MedTruth Editors · April 28, 2023

If granted, the motion would technically alter the litigation status of Camp Lejeune lawsuits outside of class action status.

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Teenage kids hanging out representing the JUUL lawsuits surrounding marketing vapes to minors.

JUUL Settles State Marketing Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · April 27, 2023

The lawsuits claimed JUUL intentionally created an addictive product that they then marketed to minors through targeted sales and unethical business practices.

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Lawyers negotiating a settlement representing J&J's talcum powder cancer lawsuit.

J&J Proposes $9 Billion To Settle Talc Cancer Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · April 19, 2023

J&J aims to resolve tens of thousands of lawsuits that allege its talcum powder was contaminated with asbestos.

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A farmer pouring Paraquat herbicide into a container representing a judge approving Paraquat short form complaints.

PA Judge Approves Paraquat Short Form Complaints

MedTruth Editors · April 18, 2023

The Short Form Complaint will allow future plaintiffs to join the lawsuit as long as they have similar claims and similar circumstances.

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Man holding his stomach and bladder representing a California judge approving expert witness in Zantac trial over bladder cancer claims.

California Judge Approves Expert Witness in Zantac Trial

MedTruth Editors · April 12, 2023

The ruling will allow a lawsuit by a California resident, who claims he developed bladder cancer because of Zantac, to move forward in a state court.

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Scientist testing powder in a lab representing the talcum powder cancer trials.

J&J Appeals Talc Bankruptcy Plan to Supreme Court

MedTruth Editors · April 7, 2023

Johnson & Johnson will petition the Supreme Court to review its strategy of offloading tens of thousands of talcum powder cancer cases.

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Farmer spraying herbicide Paraquat representing a Delaware court forcing an insurer to cover Paraquat litigation claims.

Delaware Court Forces Insurer to Cover Paraquat Litigation Claims

MedTruth Editors · April 6, 2023

The insurance company Zurich alleged that Syngenta had wrongfully concealed research fees and personal injury claims.

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A man swearing in at court representing 3M attempting to shield its CEO from testifying in bankruptcy case.

3M Attempts To Stop CEO From Testifying in Bankruptcy Case

MedTruth Editors · April 5, 2023

The company claimed that its CEO lacked adequate knowledge of the company’s bankruptcy plan and should not testify in the bankruptcy court proceedings.

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A dripping faucet representing the contaminated waters of Camp Lejeune.

Camp Lejeune Fee Caps Potentially Hinder Plaintiffs

MedTruth Editors · March 31, 2023

Potential caps on the compensation for attorneys could result in fewer plaintiffs being able to file cases as the litigation moves forward.

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Man in a military uniform signing papers representing 3M appealing earplug verdict.

3M Appeals $8 Million Earplug Verdict

MedTruth Editors · March 29, 2023

3M is seeking a reversal or a retrial of the ruling that awarded a U.S. soldier $8 million for hearing damage.

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Doctor testing elderly patient's hearing representing 3M military earplug hearing loss litigation.

3M Earplug Judge Orders Parties to Increase Transparency in Analysis

MedTruth Editors · March 21, 2023

Both the plaintiffs and defendants in 3M earplug litigation are flawed in their determination of what is considered "hearing damage."

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Doctor checking man's hearing representing 3M attempting to disqualify earplug plaintiffs by saying they don't have hearing loss.

3M Attempts to Disqualify Earplug Plaintiffs

MedTruth Editors · March 15, 2023

Aearo Technologies claims that a vast majority of the plaintiffs in the military earplug MDL do not have hearing loss.

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Image of a person taking prescription pills representing the Zantac trial delayed until July.

California Bellwether Zantac Trial Delayed Until July

MedTruth Editors · March 8, 2023

The judge overseeing this Zantac case is still deliberating over what expert testimony to admit.

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Woman holding pill from pill case representing the CA Zantac cancer trial awaiting expert witnesses.

CA Zantac Trial Awaits Expert Witness Admission

MedTruth Editors · March 3, 2023

The outcome of the case will be heavily influenced by which expert testimony Judge Grillo allows. 

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A man using talcum powder representing the talc lawsuit approved to proceed despite a stay in litigation.

Talc Lawsuit Exception Approved to Proceed

MedTruth Editors · March 1, 2023

The case of plaintiff Anthony Hernandez Valadez can go to trial once the California judge overseeing the case deems it ready to litigate in court.

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Lawyers and judges deliberating representing the J&J en banc hearing regarding talcum powder and cancer.

J&J Requests "En Banc" Rehearing

MedTruth Editors · February 23, 2023

En banc rehearings are where all of the judges in a court hear a case rather than a selected panel.

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Person using weedkiller spray on plants representing Bayer seeking a reversal of a Roundup case ruling.

Bayer Seeks Reversal of PA Roundup Case Ruling

MedTruth Editors · February 22, 2023

Despite a settlement between Monsanto and plaintiff David Schaffner, Jr. , Monsanto maintained the right to appeal the decision.

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Woman holding a generic pill bottle representing Zantac makers pushing for MDL claims tossed.

Generic Zantac Makers Push for MDL Claims Tossed

MedTruth Editors · February 8, 2023

Generic makers of the heartburn drug Zantac are asking the judge to issue a final judgment that would toss out claims against them in the MDL.

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Lawyers working on a bankruptcy case representing the 3rd circuit court rejecting J&J talcum powder bankruptcy.

3rd Circuit Court Rejects J&J Talc Bankruptcy

MedTruth Editors · February 7, 2023

Talcum powder cases may return to the courts after the 3rd circuit court rejected J&J subsidiary LTL Management’s bankruptcy claims.

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Photo of Kroger Atlanta GA representing the West Virginia Opioid suit down to Kroger being the final defendant.

WV Opioid Suit Down to Final Defendant

MedTruth Editors · February 2, 2023

AG Morrisey announced that he signed an $83 million settlement agreement with Walgreens, leaving Kroger as the sole remaining defendant to not settle.

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Military man talking to a group representing mediation efforts for 3M earplug settlement paused.

Judge Orders Pause to 3M Mediation

MedTruth Editors · February 1, 2023

Mediation efforts were at a clear impasse – despite seven months of formal mediation talks, not a single CAEv2 claim has been settled.

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A woman vaping representing the Juul settlement receiving preliminary approval.

Juul Settlement Receives Preliminary Approval

MedTruth Editors · January 31, 2023

The case centers on claims that Juul marketed their e-cigarette products to children.

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Newborn baby's foot representing GSK's Zofran summary judgment.

Appeals Court Supports GSK's Zofran Summary Judgment

MedTruth Editors · January 24, 2023

Hundreds of lawsuits alleging that GSK's anti-nausea drug Zofran caused a number of adverse health effects for pregnant women have been dismissed.

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Chemical industry: Bayer smokestack representing a ruling granting Bayer Roundup case rehearing.

Bayer Granted Roundup Case Rehearing

MedTruth Editors · January 18, 2023

The ruling reopens a lawsuit filed by John Carson who used Roundup for 30 years and whose medical records show he was diagnosed with cancer in 2016.

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A judge writing on a clipboard representing Judge Rodgers sanctioning 3M for dodging military earplug liability.

Judge Sanctions 3M For Dodging Military Earplugs Liability

MedTruth Editors · January 13, 2023

Judge Rodgers found that 3M's attempts to hide behind bankruptcy and transfer its CAEv2 liabilities onto its subsidiary, Aearo Technologies, warrants a sanction.

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A man drinking water representing the Alameda County PFAS MDL regarding drinking water.

Alameda County Joins PFAS MDL

MedTruth Editors · January 11, 2023

The lawsuit claims that major companies knew that since the 1960s, the PFAS chemicals they were manufacturing were toxic and leached into the drinking water system in Alameda County.

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A young woman pours the pills out of a bottle representing the Zantac cancer MDL.

Zantac Cancer MDL Dismissed

MedTruth Editors · January 4, 2023

Zantac manufacturers have been cleared from liability in causing plaintiffs’ various types of cancers.

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Philips Moves to Dismiss CPAP Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · January 3, 2023

In June 2021, Philips recalled CPAP devices after it was discovered that the foam used to dampen the noises made by the machines were breaking down and emitting toxic gasses and particles.

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Veterans Ask For 3M Earplug Cases to Move Forward

MedTruth Editors · December 16, 2022

A group of veterans filed a motion to have their military earplug hearing damage lawsuits proceed against 3M and Aearo Technologies.

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Next Federal Bard Hernia Mesh Trial Delayed

MedTruth Editors · December 14, 2022

The third and fourth Bard hernia mesh trials will be delayed until later in 2023 for unknown reasons.

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Walmart Proposes $3 Billion Opioid Settlement

MedTruth Editors · December 2, 2022

Walmart is willing to pay $3.1 billion to settle claims that it failed to curb the dispensing of opioid drugs at its pharmacies throughout the country.

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An elderly woman holding her chest with heartburn representing the Zantac cancer class action lawsuit dismissed.

Zantac Cancer Class Action Dismissed

MedTruth Editors · November 30, 2022

The Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union alleged that Zantac contained a carcinogenic substance, and as a result, the heartburn drug manufacturers should be forced to pay monetary damages.

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Monsanto Wins 6th Straight Roundup Cancer Trial

MedTruth Editors · November 23, 2022

This defense verdict marks the sixth consecutive trial win for Monsanto, after juries awarded multi-million-dollar damages to consumer plaintiffs in the first three Roundup trials.

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First Elmiron Lawsuit Scheduled for March 2023

MedTruth Editors · November 16, 2022

Elmiron plaintiffs allege that they developed a rare type of eye damage known as pigmentary maculopathy after taking the drug.

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A pharmacist talking to a patient representing CVS & Walgreens opioid settlement.

CVS & Walgreens Issue Preliminary Opioid Settlement of $10 Billion

MedTruth Editors · November 10, 2022

CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens have issued preliminary deals to settle thousands of lawsuits filed over their alleged failure to enforce their own opioid distribution policies.

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Judge Rejects 3M's Bid To Retry $50 Million Military Earplug Verdict

MedTruth Editors · November 9, 2022

Judge Roy B. Dalton Jr. has denied a bid for a new trial or, alternatively, to have the verdict of a $50 million reward reduced.

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Exactech Implant MDL Granted

MedTruth Editors · November 4, 2022

The medical devices involved in the lawsuits are used in ankle, hip and knee replacement surgeries.

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Sterigenics Cancer Lawsuits To Be Tried in Groups

MedTruth Editors · November 2, 2022

Over 700 plaintiffs have sued Sterigenics, accusing the company of knowingly emitting EtO as a toxic gas.

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3M Granted Bankruptcy Review And Earplug Litigation Stay

MedTruth Editors · October 26, 2022

The company involved in military earplug lawsuits is able to appeal an order that allowed litigation to continue alongside 3M's bankruptcy proceedings.

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DOJ Seeks Permanent Injunction Against E-Cigarette Manufacturers

MedTruth Editors · October 25, 2022

Six e-cigarette companies have been manufacturing, selling, and distributing new tobacco products without premarket authorization from the FDA.

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Bankruptcy Judge Pauses State Talc Marketing Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · October 21, 2022

The talcum powder marketing lawsuits against J&J are paused, and the judge will reconsider the states’ lawsuits in December.

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Cherokee Nation Settles Opioid Lawsuit With Walmart

MedTruth Editors · October 20, 2022

The settlement resolves litigation over the chain retailer’s alleged role in contributing to the opioid epidemic on the tribe’s reservation.

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Zantac Plaintiffs File Expedited Motion Over New Cancer Study

MedTruth Editors · October 18, 2022

Plaintiffs seek permission to file a report that includes data from a study that suggests ranitidine is associated with four different types of cancer.

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A woman with stomach cancer representing the Zantac MDL splitting plaintiffs based on cancer type.

Zantac MDL Splits Plaintiffs Based on Cancer Type

MedTruth Editors · October 14, 2022

Depending on what type of cancer plaintiffs have, they will either be tried at the state or federal level.

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Lawyers for Roundup Plaintiffs Push for Settlement

MedTruth Editors · September 28, 2022

Attorneys want Roundup litigation resolved, either through a global settlement or a return of the cases.

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A group of scientists in a lab representing Zantac expert testimony hearings.

Zantac Expert Testimony Hearings To Be Held

MedTruth Editors · September 27, 2022

These special hearings will determine which expert witnesses will be allowed to testify in the Zantac trials.

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Bayer Wins Multi-Plaintiff Roundup Cancer Trial

MedTruth Editors · September 23, 2022

The Missouri trial included three plaintiffs who have non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, allegedly because of Roundup exposure.

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Veterans Fight 3M Healthcare Spinoff

MedTruth Editors · September 13, 2022

The military earplug company plans to form a separate entity for its $8 billion healthcare product division.

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A person in a military uniform signing a document representing the 3M earplug MDL continuing despite bankruptcy proceedings.

Bankruptcy Judge Allows Earplug MDL to Continue

MedTruth Editors · September 9, 2022

Although 3M's subunit is undergoing the bankruptcy process, litigation against 3M regarding its military earplugs will still proceed.

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A woman holding her stomach in pain representing the Bard hernia mesh lawsuits.

Settlement Master Appointed For Bard Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · September 7, 2022

A settlement master has been appointed to work with plaintiff’s attorneys and legal defense to discover whether an agreement can be reached between the parties.

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Pro-Business Nonprofit Backs J&J Bankruptcy Proceeding

MedTruth Editors · September 6, 2022

A legal nonprofit submitted a document in support of Johnson & Johnson’s bankruptcy proceedings surrounding the company's talcum powder cancer cases.

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First Paraquat Parkinson’s Trial Pushed Back to 2023

MedTruth Editors · September 2, 2022

The federal judge overseeing Paraquat litigation has pushed back the first jury trial to mid-2023. Agricultural workers who used the herbicide claim it caused them to develop Parkinson's disease.

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First Zantac Trial Ends in Settlement

MedTruth Editors · August 31, 2022

Joseph Bayer agreed to drop his lawsuit, which was scheduled to be held in an Illinois state court, after reaching a settlement of more than $500,000 with generic makers of Zantac.

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A woman checking her breast representing the Allergan breast implant MDL plaintiffs claiming breast implants caused them to develop cancer.

Allergan Compelled to Produce Documents in Breast Implant MDL

MedTruth Editors · August 25, 2022

Allergan must produce documents related to over 400 patients to inform the bellwether selection process. Plaintiffs claim Allergan breast implants caused them to develop cancer.

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New Roundup Trial Underway in Monsanto’s Hometown

Guest Contributor · August 18, 2022

Three people who used Roundup and have since been diagnosed with different types of lymphoma are suing Monsanto. The trial takes place in St. Louis, the headquarters of Monsanto.

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Veterans Move to Block 3M-Aearo Earplug Bankruptcy

MedTruth Editors · August 17, 2022

Two veterans filed motions to prevent 3M from using bankruptcy to halt future earplug claims.

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3M Declares Bankruptcy and Creates Trust to End Earplug Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · August 10, 2022

The earplug company is using a $1 billion trust fund and bankruptcy to resolve close to 250,000 hearing damage claims.

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A woman speaking in court holding documents representing the appeals court reversal of a mesothelioma decision against J&J.

Appeals Court Reverses $120 Million Mesothelioma Decision Against J&J

MedTruth Editors · August 3, 2022

The court ruled that Olson’s legal team did not present expert testimony that established sufficient evidence that Olson’s exposure to talcum in J&J’s products caused her health to deteriorate. 

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3M Earplug Retrial Requests Denied

MedTruth Editors · July 29, 2022

Nine of 3M's military earplug trial losses will not be retried after the company claimed delayed depositions muddied the verdicts.

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Roundup Judge Approves $45 Million Settlement

MedTruth Editors · July 27, 2022

Monsanto was accused of failing to warn consumers about the potential health risks associated with glyphosate, the main active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller.

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Dicamba Damages Upheld By Appeals Court

MedTruth Editors · July 22, 2022

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court's verdict for damages caused by Dicamba.

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Teva Accused of Minimizing Its Part in Opioid Epidemic

MedTruth Editors · July 20, 2022

New York AG Letitia James claims that Teva headquarters downplayed its direction of Teva US to avoid legal consequences.

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A sign stating JUUL products are sold at the establishment symbolizes how the injunction has temporarily allowed JUUL to be sold.

JUUL Injunction Temporarily Granted by Court

MedTruth Editors · July 15, 2022

A US District Court has temporarily blocked the FDA order pulling Juul Labs products from shelves.

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Supreme Court Declines To Review $87M Pilliod Roundup Case

MedTruth Editors · July 8, 2022

The Supreme Court turned away Bayer’s appeal of Alva and Alberta Pilliod's Roundup cancer case.

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An elderly woman holding pack of Zantac pills representing the Zantac trial dates set in California.

Zantac Bellwether Dates Set in CA

MedTruth Editors · July 6, 2022

The first four Zantac trials in California have been set for 2023. Zantac users claim that they were unknowingly exposed to unsafe levels of NDMA.

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Judge Blocks Media Coverage of Roundup Cancer Trial

MedTruth Editors · June 27, 2022

The judge decided the media coverage might put pressure on the jury, resulting in jurors potentially dropping out.

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Judge Orders Mediation Talks in 3M Earplug MDL

MedTruth Editors · June 22, 2022

After 16 bellwether cases have been tried, Judge Rogers implied that all the necessary evidence has been presented to predict the outcome of future litigation.

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AbbVie Faces Humira Kickback Allegations

MedTruth Editors · June 17, 2022

Defendants are accused of violating the federal Anti-Kickback Statute by providing free so-called “nurse ambassadors” to physicians who wrote prescriptions for Humira.

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A person pouring pills into hand representing Teva and Allergan settling West Virginia opioid lawsuit.

Teva & Allergan Settle WV Opioid Lawsuit For Over $160 Million

MedTruth Editors · June 15, 2022

The trial accused manufactures of intensifying the opioid epidemic by grossly understating the risks of the highly-addictive painkillers.

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PCBs “No More Toxic Than Table Salt,” Ex-Monsanto Official Testifies

MedTruth Editors · June 10, 2022

The attorney said both students, who attended the school beginning in 2011, should receive at least $12 million in damages because of their exposure to PCBs in light fixtures.

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Jury Awards Largest Single-Plaintiff Award in 3M Trial

MedTruth Editors · June 1, 2022

Beal's trial is the largest award in the MDL in which a jury has ordered the company to pay a single plaintiff.

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Judge Rejects 3M’s Bid For Late Discovery in Earplug MDL

MedTruth Editors · May 27, 2022

3M’s attempt to force the U.S. military to hand over information related to the MDL was too late.

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Supreme Court Urged To Let $25M Roundup Cancer Award Stand

MedTruth Editors · May 25, 2022

The U.S. Department of Justice has recommended that the lower court verdict be allowed to stand.

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Former Monsanto CEO Testifies in First Roundup Trial Outside California

MedTruth Editors · May 20, 2022

This is the first trial in which former CEO of Monsanto Hugh Grant, who ran the company for 15 years, will testify.

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Opioid Settlement Increased by $46 Million

MedTruth Editors · May 17, 2022

Washington state's attorney general has secured a $518 million settlement from opioid manufactures.

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Woman taking opioid pills representing Walgreens Opioid Lawsuit Settled For $683 Million.

Walgreens Opioid Lawsuit Settled For $683 Million

MedTruth Editors · May 11, 2022

The state of Florida has reached a settlement with Walgreens over the drug store’s alleged role in contributing to the opioid epidemic.

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A man with hearing loss holding his ear representing a veteran awarded $2.2 million in 3M earplug trial.

Veteran Awarded $2.2 Million in 3M Earplug Trial

MedTruth Editors · May 10, 2022

This is 3M's ninth trial loss in 15 bellwether trials alleging that defective military earplugs cause hearing damage and tinnitus.

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Ethicon Loses $300 Million Surgical Mesh Appeal

MedTruth Editors · May 6, 2022

The company must pay over $300 million to California for misleading marketing practices regarding transvaginal mesh products.

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Roundup Judge Criticizes Proposed False Advertising Settlement

MedTruth Editors · April 27, 2022

The settlement would provide payments to consumers who purchased certain Roundup products and resolve a lawsuit claiming that Monsanto failed to warn users.

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Judge Denies 3M’s Fee Acceleration Motion For Earplug Plaintiffs

MedTruth Editors · April 22, 2022

3M argued that a court decision that waived the administrative docket’s $402 per claim filing fee has ballooned the number of defective earplug claims.

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Bayer Settles Dozens of Roundup Cancer Claims

MedTruth Editors · April 20, 2022

In March, Bayer announced that of approximately 138,000 cancer claims filed by individuals, 107,000 had been resolved or deemed ineligible.

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Opioid MDL Growth Halted

MedTruth Editors · April 19, 2022

The window to join the massive MDL in Northern Ohio has been officially closed by the JPML.

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Judge Grants Fast-Track Appeal of J&J’s Talc Bankruptcy

MedTruth Editors · April 13, 2022

Judge Kaplan allowed plaintiffs who have alleged that J&J’s asbestos-contaminated talc products caused them to develop cancer to appeal his ruling

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13th Military Earplug Trial Returns $50 Million Plaintiff Verdict

MedTruth Editors · April 8, 2022

The trial concluded that the military veteran developed hearing loss and severe tinnitus because of 3M’s negligence.

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Bayer Brings Second Roundup Verdict Petition to Supreme Court

MedTruth Editors · March 30, 2022

The company behind Roundup weedkiller, which thousands claim caused their cancer, is petitioning the nation’s high court to review a Roundup case for the second time.

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3-D illustration of a hip implant representing the hip replacement MDL.

Smith & Nephew Hip Implant MDL Claims Reduced

MedTruth Editors · March 18, 2022

Plaintiffs in the MDL all underwent hip resurfacing surgery with metal-on-metal implants.

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Men in suits shaking hands representing the Sackler Family opioid deal.

New Opioid Plan Increases Penalties for Sacklers

MedTruth Editors · March 15, 2022

A deal has been reached between the Sackler Family and the nine remaining states in the nationwide opioid settlement.

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Drugmakers Lose Push to Pause Opioid Litigation

MedTruth Editors · March 10, 2022

Opioid litigation will continue after a judge rejected drug manufacturers' request for a pause.

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Image of a military veteran in pain talking to nurse representing the 3M military earplug trials.

3M Appeals First Military Earplug Trial Loss

MedTruth Editors · March 9, 2022

The company behind the military earplugs that allegedly cause hearing loss is urging the appeals court to bring an end to litigation.

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Illustration of bankruptcy law-related objects, representing the bankruptcy court approving J&J's talcum powder case with its new entity.

Bankruptcy Court Approves J&J Talc Case

MedTruth Editors · March 8, 2022

The judge is allowing Johnson & Johnson to move forward with the bankruptcy process for the company's new entity, LTL Management.

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Image of a woman with a pill bottle representing the first Zantac lawsuits taking place in CA.

CA State Court Hears Zantac Lawsuits in October

MedTruth Editors · March 2, 2022

California will hold the first Zantac lawsuits in October of this year. Defendants are accused of failing to warn users about the drug's potential link to cancer.

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Image of a woman with eye damage representing the Elmiron MDL lawsuit.

$10 Million Eye Damage Lawsuit Joins Elmiron MDL

MedTruth Editors · February 16, 2022

 Plaintiffs who allege that their vision has been damaged because of the drug all used Elmiron for many years.

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Judge Blocks Discovery Request in Zantac Lawsuit

MedTruth Editors · February 15, 2022

GlaxoSmithKline will not be able to subpoena documents from plaintiffs in the Zantac multidistrict litigation.

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Opioid Manufacturers Settle With Indigenous Tribes

MedTruth Editors · February 10, 2022

Indigenous tribes have reached a settlement with opioid manufacturers over their alleged role in the opioid crisis.

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Image of a veteran talking to a doctor representing hearing loss caused by 3M's military earplugs.

3M Blasted By $110 Million Military Earplug Verdict

MedTruth Editors · February 9, 2022

This award is the largest thus far in the largest federal mass tort in U.S. history.

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Judge Declines To Decide Talc Committee’s Motions

MedTruth Editors · February 8, 2022

Judge Freda L. Wolfson has declined to decide issues arising from the bankruptcy of J&J’s subsidiary, LTL Management.

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Sanofi Wins Taxotere Trial Over Hair Loss Claims

MedTruth Editors · February 2, 2022

Over 12,000 individuals allege that the breast cancer drug Taxotere caused their permanent hair loss, and that manufacturer Sanofi was aware that this could be a side effect of the drug.

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Roundup Attorneys May Face Malpractice Claims For Failing to Produce Experts

MedTruth Editors · January 28, 2022

Judge Chhabria’s order stated that plaintiffs must produce an expert to support their claim that Roundup caused their non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

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Supreme Court Asks Biden Admin To Weigh In on Roundup Appeal

MedTruth Editors · January 25, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court asked the Solicitor General for the administration's views on the Roundup cancer trial that awarded plaintiff Edwin Hardeman $25 million.

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Image of a woman spraying Roundup representing a boy's Roundup cancer claims.

Bayer Settles Boy's Roundup Rare Cancer Claims

MedTruth Editors · January 19, 2022

A mother claims her son developed Burkitt’s lymphoma from years of Roundup exposure.

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DuPont Avoids PFAS Lawsuit in New York

MedTruth Editors · January 18, 2022

Suez Water New York claims DuPont contaminated New York’s water supply with PFAS.

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3M Wins Ninth & Tenth Earplug Bellwether Trials

MedTruth Editors · January 14, 2022

The results of the latest 3M military earplug trials have gone in favor of manufacturer 3M, deeming the company not liable for two veterans' loss of hearing.

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Purdue Pharma Opioid Settlement Rejected By Judge

MedTruth Editors · January 12, 2022

Judge McMahon rejected the bankruptcy settlement plan that would have resolved thousands of opioid epidemic lawsuits against Purdue Pharma.

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Image of a man vaping a JUUL E-cigarette representing the forced arbitration lawsuit.

E-Cigarette Direct Purchasers Fight Forced Arbitration

MedTruth Editors · January 6, 2022

The lawsuit alleges that Juul Labs sold a 35% share of its company to the Altria Group as part of a conspiracy to push Altria out of the e-cigarette marketplace in a bid for supremacy over e-cigarette prices.

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Image of an army vet signing papers representing the 8th combat earplugs trial.

Army Vet Awarded $22.5 Million in 3M Combat Earplugs Trial

MedTruth Editors · January 5, 2022

A federal jury in Florida found that 3M’s Combat Arms Earplugs were responsible for the Army vet’s hearing damage.

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Ethicon Attorneys Accuse Plaintiffs of Concealing Materials

MedTruth Editors · January 4, 2022

Attorneys for Ethicon told a New Jersey federal court that it needs access to marketing documents used by several lead-generation companies for attorneys.

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Image of a metal-on-metal hip implant representing the whistleblower lawsuit dismissed.

Whistleblower Lawsuit Dismissed for Confidentiality Breach

MedTruth Editors · January 3, 2022

Two doctors claimed that the metal-on-metal hip implants of DePuy and J&J that were sold fell outside the FDA-approved manufacturing specifications.

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Image of an elderly couple looking at a bottle of opioids representing states urging judge to reject Purdue settlement.

States Urge Federal Judge To Reject Purdue Pharma Settlement

MedTruth Editors · December 16, 2021

A group of U.S. states is urging a federal judge to reject a settlement that may benefit Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma.

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Image of a judge filling out paperwork representing the J&J talc lawsuit transferred to New Jersey.

J&J Talc Lawsuit Transfer to NJ Opens Suit to Dismissal

MedTruth Editors · December 15, 2021

After being transferred to New Jersey in November, J&J’s bankruptcy case may now meet fiercer resistance.

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Image of a JUUL sign representing the 19 plaintiffs thrown out of the MDL.

Plaintiffs in JUUL Lawsuit Thrown Out by Federal Judge

MedTruth Editors · December 14, 2021

The judge has thrown out 19 plaintiffs suing Juul Labs for injuries and deceitful marketing.

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Illustration of a uterus and Paragard IUD representing the MDL proceeding to discovery phase.

Paragard MDL Proceeds to Discovery

MedTruth Editors · December 10, 2021

The Paragard case will be moving forward after overcoming a motion to dismiss.

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Image of Walmart representing the opioid verdict.

Ohio Jury Finds Pharmacies Liable For Opioid Crisis

MedTruth Editors · December 7, 2021

This verdict comes as an upset to a streak of losses that counties have suffered across the nation.

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Image of a man spraying roundup weedkiller on grass.

California Couple’s $86 Million Roundup Award Refused Review

MedTruth Editors · December 6, 2021

Bayer petitioned to review the outcome of the third Roundup trial that resulted in a damage award of $86 million.

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Image of a man holding Risperdal pills representing the J&J settlement.

Johnson & Johnson Settles Most Risperdal Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · December 3, 2021

Thousands of lawsuits alleged that Risperdal, an anti-psychotic medication, caused them to develop enlarged breast tissue.

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Army Vet Awarded $13 Million in 3M Earplug Trial

MedTruth Editors · November 30, 2021

Guillermo Camarillorazo, a sergeant who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was awarded $13 million.

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Talc Advocates Reject J&J Settlement Talks

MedTruth Editors · November 29, 2021

Johnson & Johnson will most likely have to wait until at least 2022 before it can restart to negotiate a resolution.

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Image of a bottle of pills representing the supreme court throwing out opioid verdict.

Supreme Court Throws Out Opioid Verdict

MedTruth Editors · November 18, 2021

The case accused Johnson & Johnson of creating a public nuisance with their opioid marketing that contributed to the opioid crisis

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Image of the Mississippi skyline representing the talc trial delayed by J&J.

J&J Allegedly Delaying Talc Trial in Mississippi

MedTruth Editors · November 17, 2021

Mississippi's Attorney General urged the Supreme Court to reject J&J's petition to delay the state’s seven-year talcum powder lawsuit.

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Giant Eagle Resolves Ohio Opioid Suit During Trial

MedTruth Editors · November 12, 2021

The company agreed to settle lawsuits that accuse it of contributing to the opioid crisis in communities throughout Ohio.

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Image of a man spraying weedkiller on plants representing Paraquat MDL Dismissals.

Defendants Move For Paraquat MDL Dismissals

MedTruth Editors · November 11, 2021

Corporations Syngenta and Chevron USA are attempting to weed out invalid claims from the MDL.

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Image of a CPAP machine representing the Philips recall.

Philips Faces Class Action Suit Over Recalled Sleep Apnea Device

MedTruth Editors · November 8, 2021

Philips' CPAP machine was recalled in June over concerns that users could be exposed to polyester foam.

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Elmiron Science Day Educates Judicial Officers

MedTruth Editors · November 4, 2021

Judicial officers were briefed on the mechanisms of Elmiron’s interaction with patients and the effects of long-term exposure linked to vision damage.

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Image of lawyers representing investor Roundup lawsuit against Bayer.

Judge Approves Investor Roundup Lawsuit Against Bayer

MedTruth Editors · November 3, 2021

Bayer failed to disclose the financial risks associated with the company’s 2018 acquisition of the Monsanto Corporation to its shareholders.

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Pharmacies Accuse Gilead of Impeding Generic Drug Release

MedTruth Editors · October 27, 2021

CVS and Rite Aid are suing Gilead for suppressing the release of generic HIV drugs.

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Image of a woman with ovarian cancer holding her uterus representing J&J's third talc powder trial win.

J&J Wins Third Post-Pandemic Talc Powder Ovarian Cancer Trial

MedTruth Editors · October 22, 2021

This marks J&J’s third ovarian cancer talc trial win since cases were resumed after pandemic lockdowns.

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Image of a woman taking a pink pill representing the Zantac class action.

Branded Zantac Makers Can’t Escape Class-Action, Judge Rules

MedTruth Editors · October 21, 2021

Zantac manufacturers are facing lawsuits filed by individuals who claim the drug causes cancer.

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Army Vet Awarded $8 Million in Combat Earplug Trial

MedTruth Editors · October 15, 2021

3M has lost its 3rd combat earplug trial and owes Army veteran Brandon Atkins over $8 million for his hearing issues.

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CVS Executive Speaks Out in Opioid Trial

MedTruth Editors · October 14, 2021

Pharmacies have countered that they have robust opioid monitoring systems to prevent abuse by illegitimate prescriptions.

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PFAS Lawsuits Centered in Georgia Have National Implications

MedTruth Editors · October 6, 2021

Last week, a federal judge in Georgia issued a ruling on one of the cases that could affect PFAS litigation throughout the nation.

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J&J Cleared in PA Talc Trial

MedTruth Editors · October 5, 2021

A jury acquitted Johnson & Johnson of civil liability for one woman’s ovarian cancer.

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Chronically-Ill Roundup Plaintiff Struggles to Testify

MedTruth Editors · October 1, 2021

A woman who suffers from significant memory loss struggled to answer questions posed by a Monsanto attorney in a Roundup trial.

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Judge Prevents Injunction Against J&J Asset Splitting

MedTruth Editors · September 30, 2021

The plaintiffs argue that this financial maneuver would unlawfully shield Johnson & Johnson from any liability the company may owe for its talcum powder’s connection to ovarian cancer. 

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Dates Set for First Zantac Trials in the Nation

MedTruth Editors · September 29, 2021

The first Zantac cancer case has been scheduled for 2022.

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J&J Returns to Court In “Ground Zero” For Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

MedTruth Editors · September 24, 2021

The first J&J talcum powder trial since before the pandemic has begun in Missouri over ovarian cancer claims.

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Paraquat Claims Could Cost Syngenta & Chevron Billions

MedTruth Editors · September 22, 2021

Legal experts involved in paraquat litigation estimate that there may eventually be tens of thousands of cases. 

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Sackler Family To Receive Broad Immunity in Purdue Settlement

MedTruth Editors · September 17, 2021

With the approval, the Sacklers will pay $4.5 billion from the family’s personal fortune over nine years and will relinquish control of the company to a government-run entity. 

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$26 Billion Opioid Settlement Rejected By Five States

MedTruth Editors · September 10, 2021

Five states have rejected a deal with opioid drug distributors, and a few more states may follow suit.

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First Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Underway

MedTruth Editors · September 3, 2021

Over 13,000 lawsuits have been filed against C.R. Bard over defective hernia mesh claims.

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J&J Hit With $26.5 Million Talc Verdict

MedTruth Editors · September 2, 2021

Christina Prudencio's lawyer claimed her terminal mesothelioma was rooted in Johnson & Johnson ignoring decades of proof that their talcum products were unsafe.

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Bayer Petitions Supreme Court To Review 2nd Roundup Trial

MedTruth Editors · August 30, 2021

Bayer filed a petition to reverse a verdict that awarded a Roundup user $80 million in damages.

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Bankruptcy Judge To Consider $4 Billion Purdue Pharma Opioid Settlement

MedTruth Editors · August 25, 2021

Under the proposed bankruptcy plan, Purdue Pharma would be reorganized into a new entity.

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North Georgia Healthcare Center Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit

MedTruth Editors · August 19, 2021

The healthcare center agreed to pay the federal government $130,000 to settle a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former employee.

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Zantac MDL Judge Reduces Relevant Defendants

MedTruth Editors · August 17, 2021

Judge Rosenberg determined that the lawsuits against the generic manufacturer are preempted since the law does not allow the generics to be labeled differently.

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California Court Upholds J&J Talc Verdict

MedTruth Editors · August 10, 2021

On August 5, a California court rejected Johnson & Johnson’s appeal to exclude the testimony of an expert who found asbestos in talcum powder.

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Drug Makers Agree to $26 Billion Nationwide Settlement To Resolve Opioid Suits

MedTruth Editors · July 26, 2021

Three drug distributors will pay $26 billion to resolve thousands of lawsuits filed over the opioid epidemic.

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Juul Settles Youth Vaping Marketing Lawsuit For $40 Million

MedTruth Editors · July 20, 2021

Juul Labs and North Carolina have reached a settlement in a lawsuit claiming Juul promoted vaping to youths.

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Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit Amendment Struck Down by Penn. Court

MedTruth Editors · July 14, 2021

Judge Wiegand has rejected the amended complaint of Susan and Carl Antonucci in an ongoing lawsuit regarding Boston Scientific’s pelvic mesh products.

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Johnson & Johnson Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit Moves Forward Despite Lack of Details

Carah Wertheimer · May 14, 2021

A judge has decided that Theresa Drumheller does not need to provide more details about her pelvic mesh for the lawsuit to proceed.

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Nearly 70 Paraquat Lawsuits Filed, Allege Toxic Herbicide Causes Parkinson's Disease

James Parker · May 10, 2021

In early April, two plaintiffs filed a request for multidistrict litigation against paraquat manufacturers, including Syngenta.

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Jury Awards $7 Million to Three Veterans for Military Earplugs Hearing Loss

Carah Wertheimer · May 5, 2021

A federal jury has awarded $7.1 million to three army veterans who alleged that defective 3M military earplugs caused their permanent hearing damage. 

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New York Restores Right to Sue Nursing Homes for COVID-19 Injuries and Deaths

MedTruth Editors · April 21, 2021

Governor Cuomo signed a bill repealing a New York law that protects health care facilities and professionals from COVID-19 related lawsuits.

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Bellwether Trials: What You Need to Know

James Parker · April 8, 2021

MedTruth's guide to bellwether trials, including their importance and notable examples.

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Multi-Million Dollar Transvaginal Mesh Settlement with 47 States

MedTruth Editors · March 31, 2021

Boston Scientific has agreed to settle transvaginal mesh claims from 47 states and the District of Columbia for $188.7 million. Last week’s settlement concludes a series of lawsuits accusing Boston Scientific of violating consumer protection laws by misrepresenting the safety and effectiveness of their transvaginal mesh products.

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Baby Food Companies Sued for Toxic Heavy Metal Contamination

James Parker · March 23, 2021

A group of parents has requested that the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidate their cases in federal district court.

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Class Action Lawsuits: What You Need to Know

James Parker · February 24, 2021

MedTruth's guide to class action lawsuits, from the basics to how the process works.

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Multidistrict Litigation: What You Need to Know

MedTruth Editors · February 5, 2021

A guide to multidistrict litigation, from the basics to the reasoning behind consolidating lawsuits.

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Up to $4 Billion Earmarked for PFAS Lawsuits

Kristen Fischer · February 3, 2021

Three companies have made a $4 billion deal to settle potential lawsuits related to toxic PFAS.

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Johnson and Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuits: Recent Developments

Guest Contributor · January 29, 2021

An update on lawsuits claiming J&J's talcum powder causes ovarian cancer.

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Paragard IUD Lawsuits Transferred to Female Judge in Georgia

Carah Wertheimer · January 26, 2021

Paragard copper IUD lawsuits filed by women from 23 states were grouped together and transferred to federal court in Atlanta late last year.

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COVID-19 Nursing Home Lawsuit Protections: Early 2021 State Updates

James Parker · January 22, 2021

A roundup of updates on COVID-19 nursing home lawsuits.

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Elmiron Lawsuits Transferred to New Jersey

Carah Wertheimer · January 13, 2021

Elmiron bladder medication lawsuits alleging vision damage are being transferred to a single New Jersey federal court.

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Elmiron Class Action Lawsuit Blocked by Pennsylvania Judge

Carah Wertheimer · December 4, 2020

A request from Elmiron manufacturer to stop a proposed national class action lawsuit from proceeding has been granted.

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$2.1 Billion Talcum Powder Cancer Verdict Stands, J&J Appealing to Supreme Court

James Parker · November 12, 2020

Johnson & Johnson intends to appeal a record $2.1 billion talc verdict after striking out in the Missouri Supreme Court.

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Golf Pro Sues Monsanto, Claims Roundup Caused Cancer

James Parker · September 16, 2020

A Washington state golf pro who says Roundup caused his cancer has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto. 

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Johnson & Johnson Talc Appeal Reaches Missouri Supreme Court

James Parker · September 11, 2020

J&J is asking the Missouri Supreme Court to overturn a multibillion-dollar ruling that affirmed that asbestos and carcinogens in its talc products caused cancer in 22 women.

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Elmiron Lawsuits Claim Drug Companies Knowingly Withheld Risks

James Parker · August 25, 2020

Two women allege that drug manufacturers knowingly withheld information about harm caused by long-term use of Elmiron.

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Ban on Controversial Herbicide Dicamba Stands, Court Decides

Lynne Higby · August 20, 2020

A federal appellate court affirmed a nationwide ban on the controversial weed killer dicamba.

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Essure Settlement Costs Bayer $1.6 Billion

MedTruth Editors · August 20, 2020

Bayer will pay $1.6 billion to settle the majority of U.S. claims brought by women who said they were sickened or harmed by Essure permanent birth control.

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Court Panel Affirms Decision That Roundup Causes Cancer, but Slashes Record Jury Verdict

T.J. La · August 7, 2020

A jury verdict that found that Monsanto’s Roundup caused a groundskeeper’s cancer still stands under a California appellate decision issued last month, but the panel slashed the award.

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Federal Judge Sends 11 J&J Talc Cases Back to Missouri State Court

Lynne Higby · July 21, 2020

Eleven cases in Johnson & Johnson’s ongoing talcum powder litigation have been bumped back to Missouri state court.

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Judge Rebuffs Bayer’s Settlement Bid Over Proposed Scheme to Sidestep Jury

Lynne Higby · July 15, 2020

The case’s presiding judge questioned the lawfulness of a provision in the proposed $10 billion settlement, causing attorneys representing Roundup plaintiffs to back away from the proposed deal.

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Civil Rights, A Global Pandemic and Justice: Practicing Law in the Era of COVID-19

Emily Rose Thorne · July 10, 2020

Amid a push to transform the criminal justice system and mandates to work from home to avoid worsening a public health crisis, how have America’s lawyers adapted their practice?

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GBCA Chemical Toxicity Suit Weathers Dismissal Claims

James Parker · July 2, 2020

The plaintiff claims that the GBCAs used in her MRIs in 2015 caused a condition known as gadolinium deposition disease (GDD) and a host of debilitating side effects.

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Zofran Bellwether Delay Pushes Proceedings to 2021

James Parker · June 29, 2020

The multidistrict Zofran litigation has been further delayed to 2021 due to coronavirus concerns.

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J&J to Pay $2.1 Billion in Talc Damage

Lynne Higby · June 26, 2020

A Missouri court of appeals affirmed a jury verdict finding that Johnson and Johnson had actual knowledge of asbestos contained in its popular talcum-based baby powder.

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California Attorneys Seek to Consolidate Zantac Lawsuits

James Parker · June 12, 2020

Attorneys representing 40 plaintiffs in California have recently filed a petition to consolidate product liability cases against the manufacturers of the heartburn medication Zantac, which may cause cancer.

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Tobacco Companies Challenge LA County Vape Ban in California Federal Court

James Parker · June 10, 2020

A group of tobacco companies is pushing to legally overturn the Los Angeles County ban on flavored vape fluid, alleging the action is unconstitutional and unenforceable. 

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State Courts Tolling Statutes of Limitation During COVID-19

Joanna Shawn Brigid O'Leary · June 4, 2020

Federal and state courts are struggling to process lawsuits and fulfill civil procedural protocols as the coronavirus outbreak continues, causing the need to "toll" or suspend statutes of limitations.

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How to Navigate Statutes of Limitation in Talc-Cancer Claims

Lynne Higby · May 27, 2020

Questions about the statute of limitations for ovarian cancer wrongful death claims have been raised by the families of women who used Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder products.

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New York State Courts Gradually Reopening

James Parker · May 22, 2020

Courts in New York City starting the next stage of re-opening, allowing for electronic filing of non-essential legal matters using the New York State Electronic Filing System (NYSCEF).

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Nursing Home Execs May Lose COVID-19 Liability Protections

James Parker · May 21, 2020

Newly introduced legislation could unravel legal protections recently afforded nursing home executives and administrators in New York.

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Johnson & Johnson Faces Elmiron Lawsuit for Allegedly Concealing Adverse Event Data

James Parker · May 18, 2020

A recent legal complaint filed in May by a Nevada woman named Tina Pisco claims Elmiron, a drug for interstitial cystitis, caused her to develop maculopathy — a degenerative disease of the retina that may permanently damage vision.

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After 9 Months, Daubert Ruling on Talcum Powder-Cancer is Released

James Parker · May 1, 2020

The recent Daubert opinion, written by presiding Judge Wolfson after a nine-month deliberation, is a crucial ruling on the validity of the methods used by the expert scientific witnesses testifying in the talcum powder and ovarian cancer multi-district litigation.

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New Opioid Lawsuit Filings May Be on the Horizon

James Parker · April 21, 2020

More than 2,700 multidistrict-litigations are still pending in Ohio federal court, while new opioid lawsuit filings are being bounced back to local and tribal governments.

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Bayer Renegs on Roundup Cancer Claim Settlements, Blames Coronavirus

Carah Wertheimer · April 8, 2020

Bayer is backing out of draft settlements with U.S. law firms representing more than 45,000 plaintiffs who allege that their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was caused by exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup.

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Johnson & Johnson Talc Appeal Unhindered by COVID-19 Shutdown

James Parker · March 30, 2020

A Missouri appellate court set an April 24 date for Johnson & Johnson’s $4.69 billion talc appeal, despite the Missouri Supreme Court’s cancellation of all April arguments to reduce COVID-19 exposure.

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A mother holding her child's hand, representing delays to Zofran bellweather.

Zofran Bellwether Delay Halts Litigatory Momentum

James Parker · March 27, 2020

The first bellwether trial in the multidistrict litigation involving Zofran, an anti-nausea medication that may cause birth defects, has been indefinitely postponed.

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Hundreds of Cases Against Zofran Manufacturer Still Pending

Nicole Knight · March 13, 2020

More than 500 cases are pending against GlaxoSmithKline, claiming the drugmaker aggressively marketed Zofran to pregnant women without informing them of the potential risk of birth defects.

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A photo of a young hand holding a JUUL e-cigarette.

More States Sue JUUL As FDA's Regulatory Deadline Approaches

Kimberly Nicoletti · March 11, 2020

As more states file suit against Juul, the vaping manufacturer prepares to submit an application to the FDA to prove that e-cigarettes benefit smokers more than they harm teenagers.

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Corporations Accused of Allowing Excess NDMA in Zantac MDL

James Parker · March 4, 2020

A Zantac multidistrict litigation hearing was held to decide how to proceed with over 100 lawsuits filed alleging that the makers of Zantac and its counterparts concealed fatal defects in the drug’s ingredients.

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National Trial Lawyers Summit Hosts First-Ever Women's Leadership Forum

Andrea Sarcos · February 6, 2020

Nearly 50 trial lawyers gathered at the Women’s Leadership Forum, a dedicated development session in support of women in the profession, at the National Trial Lawyers Summit in Miami, Florida.

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J&J Fined More Than $180 Million for Asbestos Contamination

James Parker · February 6, 2020

A New Jersey jury imposed a now-reduced verdict of three-quarters of a million dollars in punitive fines to Johnson & Johnson.

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California Ethicon Mesh Judgement Results in $344 Million Fine for J&J

James Parker · January 30, 2020

Johnson & Johnson's subsidiary is set to pay $344 million for failing to inform consumers about the risks of transvaginal mesh.

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Boynton Beach Zantac Lawsuit Filed by Local Woman

James Parker · January 15, 2020

A Florida woman has filed a lawsuit alleging that Zantac manufacturers deliberately allowed an unsafe product to remain on the market.

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A stock photo of a woman signing a document, representing the recent midtrial settlement in the California talcum powder mesothelioma case.

Johnson & Johnson Settlement Abruptly Concludes California Talc Trial

James Parker · January 7, 2020

Johnson & Johnson and plaintiffs Linda and Mark O’Hagan reached a midtrial settlement without jury verdict, meaning the jury will not be given an opportunity to make a decision that considers the FDA's finding of asbestos in talcum powder.

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A photo of a justice scale representing the Los Angeles jury verdict which found in favor of Johnson & Johnson in a recent mesothelioma cancer case.

Los Angeles Jury Rules in Favor of Johnson & Johnson in Talc Mesothelioma Lawuit

James Parker · December 17, 2019

A jury in Los Angeles found Johnson & Johnson is not liable for causing Pui "Amy" Fong's mesothelioma, deciding its Baby Powder product was not defective nor a substantial threat.

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Monsanto Loses $10 Million in Maui Pesticide Case

Emma Schkloven · December 17, 2019

Monsanto pleaded guilty to spraying illegal pesticides in Maui, Hawaii, and has agreed to pay $10 million in charges.

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Women Sue Allergan for Concealing Breast Implant Cancer Risk

Nicole Knight · December 6, 2019

Six women have filed a complaint alleging the manufacturer Allergan intentionally hid possible breast implant safety risks.

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California Wildfires Spark Legal and Political Battles for PG&E

Nicole Knight · December 5, 2019

PG&E, the power provider implicated in the recent California wildfires, now faces legal action by the state.

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In 3 Months, 20,000 More Plaintiffs Claim Roundup Caused Cancer

Emma Schkloven · November 26, 2019

The number of plaintiffs claiming Roundup caused their cancer has more than doubled to 42,700 in the last three months.

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Maui Families File Suit Against Monsanto for Chemical Exposure

Emma Schkloven · November 19, 2019

Two families in Maui, Hawaii, have filed a lawsuit against Monsanto, claiming the company’s use of pesticides and chemicals led to birth defects in their newborns. 

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Doctor and Accomplice Charged in Transvaginal Mesh Surgery Scheme

Nicole Knight · November 14, 2019

A doctor and his consultant face multiple charges after tricking transvaginal mesh patients into getting unnecessary surgery.

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Birth Defects in Zofran Litigation Disputed, Despite Evidence Removed

James Parker · November 13, 2019

Recent litigation on Zofran has called into question expert testimony, which was removed from the evidence indicating that Zofran causes birth defects when used by pregnant women. Drug manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline denies that causation of complications beyond heart defects and cleft palate can be proved. Though five cases were removed from the compilation of suits against GSK, the court proceedings wage on -- calling into question whether or not GSK should be required to update their product labeling with an adequate warning.

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Riegel v. Medtronic: How the Landmark Case Limits Patient Rights

Carah Wertheimer · October 17, 2019

In 2008, a complex case set a legal precedent that dictates how Class III medical devices are approached. It's the landmark Supreme Court ruling, known as Riegel v. Medtronic, that changed everything. Now, those harmed by Class III medical devices struggle to seek legal recourse.

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Johnson & Johnson Reached $20.4 Million Settlement With Ohio Counties in Landmark Opioid Case

Tess Francke · October 9, 2019

Johnson & Johnson reached a $20.4 million settlement with Cuyahoga and Summit counties in Ohio. The company resolves all claims by the counties without admission of liability.

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Judge Orders J&J to Pay $572 Million to Remediate Opioid Damages in Oklahoma

Tess Francke · September 5, 2019

After a nearly two-month trial, Judge Thad Balkman of Cleveland County District Court ruled Johnson & Johnson had intentionally played down the dangers and oversold the benefits of opioids. The company will pay $572 million for the community destruction caused by prescription painkillers.

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The EPA Will Not Ban a Pesticide That Can Harm Kids’ Brains

Nicole Knight · August 28, 2019

The EPA has decided not to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos despite evidence that the chemical harms children's brains. It is relevant to note that Dow Chemical, manufacturer of the chemical, donated significantly to the Trump administration's inaugural events.

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A photo of J&J's talcum powder products in relation to a recent lawsuit involving Claire's.

Seven Plaintiffs Refile J&J Talc Lawsuit to Prosecute Claire's and Others

James Parker · August 1, 2019

Judge George H. Wu of California granted case dismissal to seven plaintiffs in a talc lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson for their failure to label talc products. The plaintiffs will refile - adding more cases to their complaint and holding other companies liable.

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Marketing Tactics Mislead Consumers, Says Latest Testimony Against J&J Mesh

James Parker · July 31, 2019

In the latest transvaginal mesh trial, led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, expert testimony speaks to the way Johnson & Johnson's advertisements mislead consumers. Surgeon Margolis believes their mesh causes "substantial, significant, irreversible damage," despite consumer-friendly ads.

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$2 Billion Verdict Reduced in Roundup Cancer Case

Lauren Styx · July 29, 2019

In May, a jury awarded the amount of $2 billion in punitive damages and $55 million in compensatory damages to a California couple who developed cancer after years of exposure to Roundup weedkiller. Last week, the California judge significantly reduced the award in this historic Roundup cancer case.

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Oklahoma Opioid Trial Reveals Johnson & Johnson Pushed Opioids

James Parker · June 25, 2019

Oklahoma's latest opioid trial revealed that Johnson & Johnson pressured doctors to sell "more and more opioids." During proceedings, It also came to light that J&J heavily profited from its two subsidiaries Noramco and Tasmanian Alkaloids - major players in U.S. opioid epidemic.

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A photo of a doctor making note of a patient's adverse event for reporting, which would be mandatory under the Medical Device Guardians Act.

Guardians Act Would Require Doctors to File Adverse Event Reports

Nicole Knight · June 4, 2019

A new bill was introduced in the House of Representatives, inspired by Dr. Amy Reed whose cancer was spread by a medical device called a power morcellator. The Medical Device Guardians Act would require doctors to report unsafe devices to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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A woman holding white pills in one hand and a glass of water in the other, representing the J&J opioid trial in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Begins Historic Opioid Trial Against Johnson & Johnson

Emma Schkloven · May 31, 2019

The trial will determine if Johnson & Johnson used deceptive marketing to downplay the risks of opioid painkillers, contributing to the public health crisis that has reportedly claimed the lives of 4,600 Oklahoma residents.

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A photo of two people sitting in a museum, thinking about the Sackler family's part in the opioid crisis, which has caused museums to reject their donations.

Opioid Link Has Sackler Family Donations Declined By Museums

S. Nicole Lane · May 23, 2019

The Sackler family has profited for years from their personal connections to Purdue Pharma amid the opioid crisis. Now, esteemed museums like the Met, Tate Modern, and the Guggenheim decline the Sackler Family Donations following public backlash.

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An illustration of a gavel representing the recent $25 million-dollar mesothelioma talc verdict in New York.

J&J Mesothelioma Talc Verdict in New York May Exceed $25 Million

James Parker · May 22, 2019

A New York jury issued a $25 million verdict against J&J for its part in causing a 66-year-old woman's asbestos-related cancer. The woman, Donna Olson, used J&J's talc products for decades.

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A photo of a court microphone representing the recent Roundup case in California, which resulted in a $2 billion-dollar verdict against Monsanto.

Monsanto to Pay $2 Billion to California Couple in Latest Roundup Case

Lauren Styx · May 20, 2019

Last Monday, in the most recent of three similar Roundup case verdicts, a California jury ruled in favor of couple Alva and Alberta Pilliod. The couple claimed that long-term exposure Roundup on their Northern California property caused severe health issues.

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A photo of a cereal farmer's in field of wheat as blame falls to agrochemical giant in Monsanto Lasso France lawsuit.

Monsanto Held Liable for Cereal Farmer's Sickness in France

Nicole Knight · April 30, 2019

A French court sided with a cereal farmer who claimed Monsanto’s Lasso weedkiller made him sick, claiming the product’s label inadequately warned him of its risks.

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A photo of two executives signing an agreement following Oklahoma and Purdue Pharmaceuticals $270 million settlement.

Purdue Settles for $270 Million in Oklahoma's Opioid Crisis

James Parker · April 17, 2019

The state of Oklahoma and Purdue Pharmaceuticals have agreed to a $270 million settlement to help combat the crippling issue of opioid addiction in rural America.

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Second Jury Links Roundup to Cancer, $80 Million Verdict

Carah Wertheimer · March 30, 2019

Today the jury ordered Monsanto to pay $80 million in damages for 70-year-old Edwin Hardeman’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, who sprayed his 56-acre property with Roundup for 26 years.

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San Francisco Jury Calls Roundup a "Substantial Factor" in Cancer Case

Carah Wertheimer · March 21, 2019

In the recent Monsanto Roundup trial, six jurors in a San Francisco federal court unanimously decided that Roundup (glyphosate), the world’s most widely-used herbicide, was likely a “substantial factor” in causing Edwin Hardeman's non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

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3 Legal Cases Fighting Dangerous Products in 2019

Carah Wertheimer · March 7, 2019

Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder, Monsanto's Roundup and the chilling opioid crisis have recently been in the headlines as legal teams attempt to get justice for thousands of injured individuals. Here's our breakdown of the top three legal cases to watch in 2019.

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Biologist Testified on Talc in Dying Woman's Lungs in California Trial

Nicole Knight · March 4, 2019

A biologist testified that asbestos in talcum powder was found in a dying woman's lungs, according to a recent California jury trial.

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New Talcum Powder Warning Label Case in California

Carah Wertheimer · February 6, 2019

Johnson & Johnson's legal troubles have taken a new turn, now focused on the talcum powder warning label. Under California's Proposition 65, companies must issue warnings if products expose customers to known cancer-causing agents.

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Monsanto Verdict Reduced to $78.5 Million, Chemo Brain May Affect Second Trial

Nicole Knight · November 5, 2018

A California judge has chopped a landmark $289-million jury verdict. The Monsanto Roundup verdict now sits at $78.5 million.

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What Happened in the First Trial Linking Monsanto's Roundup to Lymphoma

Nicole Knight · September 24, 2018

Johnson, who received a favorable $289-million verdict, claimed Monsanto had long known of the cancer risks of glyphosate but failed to warn consumers of the dangers.

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22 Women Win Talcum Powder Cancer Case

James Parker · August 16, 2018

A Missouri jury awarded $4.69 billion to compensate women who reportedly developed talcum powder ovarian cancer, delivering the largest product-defect verdict in U.S. history.

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Half the Nation Unites Against Opioid Manufacturer

James Parker · July 6, 2018

In a crackdown attempt to fight the opioid crisis, 26 states are taking legal action against a major OxyContin manufacturer.

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Texas Firefighter Awarded $1.2 Million for Failed Blood Clot Filter

Ashley Lombardo · July 4, 2018

A Houston firefighter who claimed a Cook Celect IVC filter caused him serious pain and injuries has been awarded $1.2 million by a Texas state jury.

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$28 Million Xarelto Verdict Draws Attention to U.S. Bleeding Risk

Ashley Lombardo · December 15, 2017

An Indiana woman was awarded a million-dollar Xarelto verdict after she developed GI bleeds without knowing the risks.

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What the Arrest of Billionaire John Kapoor Means for Opioid Dependency

Ashley Lombardo · November 1, 2017

Pharma executive John Kapoor was arrested for pushing doctors to prescribe a powerful narcotic opioid known as Subsys.

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Monsanto Lawsuit Debate Over Roundup's Link to Cancer Continues

Ashley Lombardo · October 18, 2017

Lawyers continue to debate allegations that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup, can cause cancer.

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Does Baby Powder Contain Asbestos?

Ashley Lombardo · October 11, 2017

Concerns over talcum powder's link to ovarian cancer and mesothelioma have left courts in St. Louis asking if baby powder contains asbestos.

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Taxotere Lawsuits More Than Double in 2017

Ashley Lombardo · September 13, 2017

The number of Taxotere lawsuits pending in federal court has more than doubled in 2017, almost tripling since 2016.

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Jury Awards $417M in California Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Ashley Lombardo · August 22, 2017

A Los Angeles jury on Monday awarded a record $417 million in damages in a talcum powder lawsuit brought by a California woman.

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Maker Of Benicar Agrees To Pay Up To $300M In Settlements

Ashley Lombardo · August 18, 2017

The cases stem from accusations that the manufacturer failed to warn the public about the severe side effects of Benicar and related drugs.

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Judge Consolidates Invokana Lawsuits In New Jersey

Ashley Lombardo · February 13, 2017

On Dec. 7, 2016, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered the cases be joined into a multidistrict legislation (MDL). More than 50 Invokana lawsuits related to the controversial diabetes drug have been consolidated in a U.S. District Court of New Jersey.

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New Jersey Court Awards $11 Million Mesh Settlement to Survivor

Ashley Lombardo · January 16, 2017

A New Jersey court awarded a mesh settlement more than $11 million to a South Dakota nurse surviving transvaginal mesh complications.

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Pays $19 Million in Multistate Settlement for Abilify’s Illegal Marketing

Ashley Lombardo · December 14, 2016

In a $19 million Abilify settlement, Bristol-Myers Squibb was found guilty of illegally marketed the antipsychotic for unapproved uses.

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Bayer Sued for Bleeding and Cramping Side Effects Linked to Essure

Ashley Lombardo · October 21, 2016

Plaintiffs have filed against Bayer AG for hiding dangers linked to the medical device Essure. The Essure lawsuit includes multiple charges.

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GlaxoSmithKline Paid $3 Billion in Largest Fraud Settlement

Ashley Lombardo · October 12, 2016

GlaxoSmithKline was found guilty of off-label ads, hiding safety data and faulty price reporting in a billion-dollar drug fraud settlement.

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Woman Takes Action Against Taxotere for Hair Loss Side Effect

Ashley Lombardo · October 3, 2016

Manufacturers didn't inform patients about the chemotherapy drug Taxotere's permanent hair loss risk. Ami Dodson took action and filed a lawsuit.

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Legal System Works for Young Boy Who Developed Breasts

Ashley Lombardo · August 24, 2016

The legal system awarded $70 million to a 5-year-old boy who developed breasts in a Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit.

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Judge Supports Survivor of Talcum Powder Cancer With $55 Million

Ashley Lombardo · May 11, 2016

A St. Louis judge awarded $55 million to Gloria Ristesund, a woman who reportedly developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder products for decades. The lawsuit is the second of its kind as 1,200 women plan to take action against Johnson & Johnson in the talc trials.

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