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January 26, 2022 3M Earplug Bellwether Trial Update:  The first 3M earplug lawsuit trial of 2022 started last Monday for two soldier plaintiffs.

Day 10-11 has been the plaintiffs’ key experts.  This 3M lawsuit may go to the jury as early as tomorrow.

Day 7-9 has been a parade of experts and fact witnesses for the plaintiff.  The plaintiffs’ are still in their case so don’t expect a verdict soon.

People who have developed Parkinson’s from Paraquat want to better understand the range of settlement amounts they can expect in their Paraquat lawsuit.

It is early in the Paraquat litigation so settlement compensation payouts are speculative.  But we can look at other similar injuries to try to get a settlement range if plaintiffs’ lawyers are successful, as expected, in this litigation.  The expected Paraquat settlement amounts will fluctuate as the litigation progress. So our lawyers will continue to update this page.  The last update was on January 24, 2022.

January 2022 Paraquat Update

As of December 2021, Monsanto has reached settlement agreements in nearly 100,000 Roundup lawsuits. Monsanto paid approximately $11 billion. Bayer has accomplished this by negotiating block settlement arrangements with plaintiffs’ lawyers who have large numbers of cases in the litigation.

30,000 Roundup Cases Left… and Counting

Although these settlements account for nearly 80% of all pending Roundup claims, there are still about 26,000 active Roundup lawsuits. Moreover, new Roundup lawsuits continue to get filed on a regular basis.  Our Roundup attorneys call from Roundup victims with NHL almost every day.

Our law firm is handling CPAP sleep apnea class action lawsuit for injures from the recalled Philips CPAP machine.

In June, medical device company Philips issued a sweeping safety recall of its popular CPAP and BiPAP sleep apnea devices that millions of Americans use to sleep every night. The recalled devices contain a polyurethane sound abatement foam that can degrade and cause users to inhale foam particles that can cause respiratory damage and possibly cancer.

The Philips recall covered an estimated 3.5 million sleep apnea devices. Plaintiffs’ lawyers anticipate this will be a new product liability mass tort with eventually thousands of plaintiffs consolidated into a Multi-District-Litigation (MDL) after a September 30, 2021 MDL panel hearing.

The third bellwether test trial in the massive 3M earplug lawsuits resulted in another solid victory for the plaintiffs.  Last week the jury in the U.S District Court for the Northern District of Florida awarded Army veteran Llyod Baker $1.7 million in total damages in his lawsuit against 3M.

Like thousands of other plaintiffs in the Combat Arms earplugs litigation, Baker claimed that he suffered hearing damage (tinnitus) during his time in the Army because 3M’s earplugs were defective and failed to protect him. Baker sought to hold 3M liable under a number of different product liability theories, including:

  • Strict Liability (design defect)

Paraquat is a chemical herbicide that has recently been linked to Parkinson’s disease. A growing number of lawsuits are being filed against the manufacturers of Paraquat by individuals who used or were exposed to the chemical and later diagnosed with Parkinson’s.  Call our Paraquat lawyers today for a free consultation if you have a claim at 800-553-8082.

So far enough Paraquat lawsuits have been filed that the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) is expected to create a new class action Paraquat MDL.

Meanwhile, however, one of the earliest Paraquat Parkinson’s lawsuits is going to trial in state court in Illinois. The case, Thomas Hoffman, et al. v. Syngenta Crop Protection LLC, et al., (Case No. 17-L-517), was originally filed back in 2017 in the 20th Judicial Circuit Court for St. Clair County, Illinois.

Injectafter lawsuits are starting to be filed around the country amid allegations that the iron supplement causes hypophosphatemia (HPP), leading to fatigue, muscle pain and weakness, and bone pain. Venofer lawsuits

Injectafer History

In 2013, the FDA approved the iron supplement Injectafer. This drug is used to treat iron-deficiency anemia, a condition where the body lacks enough iron to produce healthy red blood cells. Shortly after FDA approval, studies revealed that the use of Inectafer could cause severe hypophosphatemia (HPP) in some patients.

The Zantac cancer lawsuits are heating up.  Discovery is moving forward surprisingly quickly given the pandemic and it may not be long before trials are being scheduled.

Plaintiffs’ lawyers are pushing like crazy for Zantac victims, including our law firm.  Our lawyers are moving quickly and we have already signed up scores of plaintiffs for Zantac cancer lawsuits. If you have cancer and were taking Zantac, don’t delay.  We are at the point where there are statute of limitations concerns.  Call us today at 800-553-8082 or get a free online claim evaluation.

On April 1, 2020, in the middle of a pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested the removal of all Zantac and generic ranitidine products from the market, after discovering that levels of NDMA in the drug could increase with time and exposure to high temperatures.

In recent months, many individuals have filed lawsuits against Teva Pharmaceuticals regarding its Paragard IUD.

The plaintiffs in these Paragard lawsuits are alleging that the device fractures during its removal and that the broken pieces inside the body cause serious harm. In many cases, the fracture of the Paragard IUD has required women to get additional surgeries and permanently impaired their fertility.

gout uloric deathThe latest drug to catch the eye of mass tort lawyers is the gout medication Uloric.  The FDA is concerned that Uloric has a greater risk of death compared to allopurinol, another gout medication. This follows a clinical trial which showed that Uloric may result in heart-related death.

What is gout?

Gout is a variation of arthritis that results when urate crystals accumulate around joints. Urate crystals are formed when there are abnormally high levels of uric acid in the blood. Uric acid is usually dissolvable in the bloodstream and urinated out. However, the body can sometimes either produce too much uric acid or excrete too little of it. Gout primarily affects the joint connected to the big toe. Its sufferers experience symptoms such as joint pain, inflammation, redness, and difficulties with moving around. Paul Manafort’s gout complications since he has gone to prison has been a big news story of late. This makes sense because inactivity can exacerbate gout symptoms.

Increased levels of uric acid increase the risks of developing gout. Eating excessive amounts of certain foods increases uric acid levels. This includes steak, organ meats, and seafood. Non-meats that can increase uric acid levels include alcoholic beverages and drinks containing fructose. Obesity also causes the body to produce more uric acids, making it difficult to remove much of it. Diseases and medical conditions such as untreated high blood pressure, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, which also increase the risk of developing gout.

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