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Our law firm handles 3M earplug lawsuits throughout the country. This page provides the latest news and updates on the 3M class action lawsuit for victims.

There is some interesting perspective offered in the comments below from soldiers who are plaintiffs in the 3M earplug lawsuits.  Our lawyers also provide some good graphs and charts of how these lawsuits are going that we have updated in December 2022 to reflect the latest 3M verdict, failed effort by 3M to hide behind a bankruptcy court, and new settlement talks.

We summarize where we are in this litigation overview of the 3M litigation today.  You can also find our latest thoughts on when the 3M earplug lawsuit will settle in light of recent developments.

Our lawyers are helping victims file a CPAP lawsuits who have cancer, respiratory complications, or other injuries from their defective CPAP that was subject to a recall.

A rapidly growing number of CPAP machine lawsuits have been filed since Philips recalled millions of CPAP devices used for sleep apnea after discovering that users were inhaling toxic foam particles. Many more CPAP recall lawsuits have been filed against Philips and have been consolidated into the CPAP class-action MDL.

This post will look at the Philips recall lawsuit and the types of health conditions or injuries that are potentially linked to the recalled Philips CPAP machines. Our lawyers also

November 26, 2022 Update: 3M will get some insurance coverage for Bair Hugger claims. A federal court in Minnesota ruled this week that 3M must only pay a single deductible for more than 5,000 Bar Hugger lawsuits.

But the insurance company –  Federal Insurance Co. is not on the hook for all of 3M’s attorneys’ fees and other defense costs in the warming device lawsuits because only a fraction of the claims fall within the insurance policy period.

August 23, 2021 Update: Last week a federal appeals court reinstated 5,000 claims that had been dismissed and this litigation is back on. But few lawyers are taking new claims.

Should you bring a Bair Hugger lawsuit if you believe you suffered an infection from a Bair Hugger during surgery?  Decide for yourself.  But despite some early punches to the face for plaintiffs, there is still a reasonable chance these cases end well for plaintiffs.  Let’s talk about these cases, what there are, where they are going, and what are the prospects that the 3M Bair Hugger cases reach a settlement.

What These Bair Hugger Cases Are About

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Bair Hugger MDL Coming Soon?

A Bair Hugger device is a temperature management system that is used during surgery.  The purpose of the invention is to help the body regulate the appropriate temperature.

The Bair Hugger pushed hot air through a hose into a blanket specially made to work with the device. The hot air produced by Bair Hugger accumulates under the surgical drape covering the patient.  This hot air escapes under the surgical drape below the level of the surgical table or over top of it.

Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Device is designed, manufactured, and marketed by Defendants 3M Company and Arizant Healthcare, Inc. There are more than 50,000 Bair Hugger FAWs in the United States.

How does it work? The Bair Hugger is a portable heater/blower connected by a flexible hose to a blanket, typically positioned for the patient getting surgery.

Keeping a patient warm is particularly useful during knee and hip replacement surgery because the procedures tend to be very long.   The body loses heat increasingly throughout the surgery.

Another thing about metal hip and knee replacement surgery is that your body is particularly prone to infection. Why?  The metal helps spread the infection.

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Similac recall lawsuits are being filed around the country after Abbott Laboratories announced in February a recall of all Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare powdered infant formula products manufactured at the company’s plant in Sturgis, Michigan. Similac PM 60/40 has now also been recalled after a baby exposed to this powdered baby formula died.

Our lawyers are pursuing Similac recall lawsuits in all 50 states.  When the Similac recall was announced, our attorneys were under the impression there would be a handful of serious injury and wrongful death cases from this recall. We were wrong. Our law firm has received hundreds of calls, many of which are from parents whose child has suffered serious injury or death from food poisoning from Similac.

November 21, 2022 Similac Lawsuit Update

After a pandemic-induced quiet year in 2020, last year saw a lot of action on the mass tort front. In 2021, we saw $11 billion in Roundup settlements and over a dozen bellwether test trials in various MDL class action lawsuits.

Without a doubt, 2022 has been an eventful year for mass torts. We have already seen important verdicts in the hernia mesh and 3M earplug class actions and many new important class action lawsuits have been filed.  We could also see global settlements in two or maybe three major mass tort MDLs, including the biggest of them all, the 3M Earplugs MDL in the near future.

With 2022 dwindling away, Let’s talk about what we can expect in 2023 in the mass tort class action lawsuits with the highest predicted settlement payouts.

Our lawyers are handling baby powder lawsuits in all 50 states.  The talcum powder lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson have been going on for years. The lawsuits allege that prolonged use of talcum powder (or “talc”), which is the active ingredient in products such as Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, can cause ovarian cancer in some women.

This page provides a J&J talc power litigation update and discusses how the upcoming bankruptcy ruling impacts the ultimate settlement amounts in these ovarian cancer lawsuits.

October 2022 Talcum Powder Lawsuit Update

Our lawyers are handling cases for victims who want o bring a Novartis Beovu lawsuit in all 50 states.

Recent studies and reports have found an association between Beovu and retinal vasculitis with vision loss. This comes only months after it received FDA approval.

What Is Beovu?

Brolucizumab-dbll, known by the brand name Beovu, is a vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitor. It is intended to treat wet AMD (age-related macular degeneration). Beovu is manufactured by the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis. It is administered via intravitreal injection. Beovu comes in a 6mg single-use vial. The recommended dose is a monthly injection for the first three months. An injection follows this every 8-12 weeks. The FDA approved Beovu in October 2019.

This page is about the AFFF/PFAS lawsuit. Our lawyers are handling firefighting foam lawsuits throughout the United States.

AFFF lawsuits are based on studies that have shown that Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are linked to serious adverse health effects, particularly various cancers. This is a public health concern, because of how prevalent PFAS are in both manufactured products and the environment.

September 2022 PFAS Class Action Update

Our law firm is handling Tylenol and baby food autism lawsuits in all 50 states.

A report released last year revealed that many baby food brands contain alarmingly high levels of hazardous metals such as arsenic, lead, mercury.

This discovery has spawned a steady stream of consumer class-action lawsuits against various baby food manufacturers around the country. It may also lead to product liability lawsuits alleging that consumption of the contaminated foods caused neurologic damage.

Our lawyers are handling Belviq lawsuits in all 50 states.  This page provides a March 2022 update in these lawsuits and discusses potential settlement amounts and jury payouts for these cases.

Our attorneys also give you the latest update on the settlement talks. If you have a potential Belviq cancer lawsuit, call a Belviq attorney today at 800-553-8082.

May 2022 Belviq Lawsuit Update on Settlement Talks

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