Millions of families in the U.S. may have had drinking water that was contaminated with PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl) substances which are commonly known as “forever chemicals.” PFAS include perfluorooctane sulfonate (“PFOS”) and perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”). These chemicals have been used for various industrial purposes for years, including use in firefighting foam products used to put out chemical fires.
The use of PFAS around the country has led to widespread contamination of groundwater. Exposure to PFAS in contaminated groundwater has been shown to cause cancer and other health conditions. If you have been diagnosed with cancer after being exposed to water contaminated with PFAS, you may be able to file a lawsuit and get financial compensation.
The jury is still out this Wednesday after Memorial Day in the defamation lawsuit filed by actor Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard.
Update: Johnny Deep Wins! $15 million in punitive damages. But they awarded Heard $2 million for her counterclaim. Summary: what an utter mess.
The case is irresistibly compelling for many obvious reasons. Depp and Heard are both major movie stars and the case involves allegations of abuse, infidelity (with other famous people), and, relationship drama. And the fight is not over money it is about… spite.
Last week, the FDA announced Abbott’s recall of its Dragonfly OpStar Imaging Catheter on May 26, 2022. Abbott recalled the device because some parts of it may break off and remain in the body. The FDA reported that this defect may cause severe injuries, including ischemia, infections, embolisms, thrombosis, and death.
What is a catheter?
A catheter is a flexible tube that healthcare providers insert into a narrow opening in the body. They are used in various medical procedures, including:
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Cowboys star wide receiver CeeDee Lamb was sued last week by a sports memorabilia and trading card company after Lamb allegedly breach a contract with the company by failing to autograph a certain number of player cards.
The lawsuit drew some attention because sports memorabilia companies rarely sued players for this sort of thing.
Literally, since I started writing this piece, the lawsuit became moot. Yesterday afternoon the memorabilia company announced on Twitter that Lamb had fulfilled his obligations under the contract. Because often filing a lawsuit is what is needed to wake someone up who is not fulfilling their obligations. But I finished the post because it is a good story.
The bellwether test trials in the 3M earplugs litigation began about 15 months ago. These trials were held to evaluate the relative strength of the earplug lawsuits against 3M and give both sides an idea of what to expect if all of the cases went to trial.
Massive Beal Verdict Was Final MDL Punch
Last Friday, the 16th and final bellwether trial ended with a bang for the plaintiffs. A federal jury in Pensacola, Florida awarded $77.5 million to Army veteran James Beal. This was the largest amount awarded to an individual bellwether plaintiff so far.
Our lawyers are helping victims who want to bring a Gardasil HVP vaccine lawsuit throughout the United States.
Gardasil is a vaccine intended to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) which can sometimes lead to cervical cancer in women. Gardasil was developed by the embattled pharmaceutical company Merck & Co.
Merck obtained FDA approval for Gardasil back in 2006 based on deceptive research and clinical trials which misrepresented the efficacy of the vaccine while concealing its safety risks and side effects. Merck then launched an aggressive and highly misleading marketing campaign to include millions of parents to vaccinate their pre-teen daughters with Gardasil.
Our lawyers are handling Taxotere eye injury lawsuits throughout the United States for women with permanently watery eyes from docetaxel.
Taxotere (docetaxel) is a widely used breast cancer chemotherapy drug. New evidence has emerged showing that Taxotere may be causing some users to suffer permanent vision loss or damage.
This has led to a wave of product liability Taxotere lawsuits by women who claim that Taxotere damaged their eyesight. The manufacturer of Taxotere, Sanofi, allegedly knew about the risk of vision damage but chose not to warn doctors or patients about this risk.
Last week, the 15th bellwether trial concluded in the 3M earplug mass tort MDL. The case featured in this round was Jonathan Vaughn v. 3M Co., et al. (7:20-cv-134). After the standard 2-week trial (which has become a familiar format in the earplug bellwether cases), the jury found in favor of the plaintiff on all counts, rejected all of 3M’s affirmative defenses, and awarded $2.2 million in damages. The last trial in phase 1 of the bellwether cases will start next week.
- May 20, 2022 Update: $77.5 million verdict in Beal