Providence County Courthouse, Rhode Island By Christina Grube (MASS TORT NEWS) The Rhode Island state court hernia mesh bellwether trial versus medical device producer Bard yielded a plaintiff's victory with the jury awarding $4.8 million to plaintiff Paul Trevino. The Rhode Island trial began in July with lead plaintiff lawyer Jonathan Rent of Motley Rice LLC alleging … [Read more...] about Hernia Mesh Plaintiff Receives $4.8 Million in First Bellwether Trial Against CR Bard
Archives for August 2022
Bankruptcy Court Denies 3M Bankruptcy Claim
Litigation over defective earplugs will proceed Christina Grube (MASS TORT NEWS) Indiana bankruptcy court denied 3M subsidiary Aearo Technologies LLC claim of bankruptcy, forcing 3M to proceed settling over 200,000 injured plaintiff cases. Judge Jeffrey J. Graham ruled that Aearo’s bankruptcy does not bar lawsuits against its financially stable parent company, … [Read more...] about Bankruptcy Court Denies 3M Bankruptcy Claim
Who’s Going To Pay For PFAS Contamination in Water and Commercial Food Packaging?
By Stag Liuzza Law Court link: Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) Products Liability Litigation MDL 2873 Will you pay for PFAS manufacturers' profits? Manufacturers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances – commonly referred to as PFAS or “forever chemicals” – have downplayed the potential risks of widespread PFAS contamination in drinking water systems throughout the … [Read more...] about Who’s Going To Pay For PFAS Contamination in Water and Commercial Food Packaging?
Baum Hedlund Sues FDA to Force Release of Agency Documents Related to ‘Flawed’ Zantac Study
Case captioned: James E. Goetz v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Case 3:22-cv-04768-TSH). August 26, 2022 - (MASS TORT NEWS) The Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman law firm filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last to compel the agency to release documents regarding an agency-sponsored study on Zantac which “has a number of alarming and … [Read more...] about Baum Hedlund Sues FDA to Force Release of Agency Documents Related to ‘Flawed’ Zantac Study
History of the Legal Process from the First Case Filed to the Signing of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act
By: Lori L. Freshwater In a case heard before the Supreme Court of the United States on April 24, 2014, the Obama Justice Department (DOJ) filed an amicus brief specifically designed to prevent Marines and their families from recovering damages for the disease and death caused by decades of exposure to toxic chemicals in their drinking water at Camp Lejeune, North … [Read more...] about History of the Legal Process from the First Case Filed to the Signing of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act
Walgreens Found Liable in San Francisco Opioid MDL 2804 Bellwether Trial
Federal judge finds Walgreens liable for substantially contributing to the opioid crisis in San Francisco For Immediate Release:August 10, 2022 SAN FRANCISCO (August 10, 2022) — San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu announced today that San Francisco acting on behalf of the People of the State of California won its landmark opioid trial against Walgreens pharmacy. Judge … [Read more...] about Walgreens Found Liable in San Francisco Opioid MDL 2804 Bellwether Trial
Gardasil MDL 3606 Consolidated: U.S.D.C. Judge Robert J. Conrad, Jr; Western District of North Carolina
Will Merck’s Bad Clinical Trial Conduct Be Revealed? by Mark A. York (Mass Tort News) The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) on August 4, 2022 consolidated MDL 3036 related to Gardasil Vaccine claims, before U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Conrad, Jr. of the Western District of North Carolina. The MDL is … [Read more...] about Gardasil MDL 3606 Consolidated: U.S.D.C. Judge Robert J. Conrad, Jr; Western District of North Carolina
NEW MDL LITIGATION ON THE HORIZON
By Brandon Salter Michael Brady Lynch Firm August 1, 2022 (Mass Tort News) - 2022 has been a momentous year for Multi-district Litigation, particularly in pharmaceutical MDLs such as Zantac, Valsartan, Elmiron, Taxotere, Nexium & Prilosec. It is expected that some of these cases will go to trial in the year 2023; however, the best is yet to come with new … [Read more...] about NEW MDL LITIGATION ON THE HORIZON