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Our lawyers are handling Similac and Enfamil infant formula lawsuits for families whose premature babies suffered or died from necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) after taking one of these formulas.

Medical research links cow milk-based infant formulas such as Similac and Enfamil to a dangerous neonatal medical condition known as necrotizing enterocolitis.  The makers of these formulas knew of the risk of NEC and did nothing to warn families and give them a choice.

If your premature baby was diagnosed with NEC after being given Similac or Enfamil formula, you may be able to bring a product liability lawsuit against the formula company and receive financial compensation for your loss.

Round 4 of the 3M earplug lawsuits bellwether trials in the 3M earplugs litigation ended in the biggest and most decisive victory for the plaintiffs to date.  Earlier this month, on October 1st, a federal court jury in Sarasota, Florida awarded army vet Brandon Atkins an $8.2 million verdict in his defective earplugs case against 3M.

3M Earplug Lawsuit Claims Against 3M

Atkins, along with over 200,000 other plaintiffs in the Combat Arms earplugs litigation, claimed that 3M’s defective earplugs failed to protect him from hearing damage during his time in the Army. Atkins asserted alleged that he suffered hearing loss and tinnitus as a result of the defective earplugs and he asserted 5 different tort claims against 3M:

Hundreds of women have filed Paragard IUD lawsuits claiming that they were injured when a design defect in the popular IUD caused it to fracture during removal and leave foreign objects inside their bodies.

The Paragard lawsuits in the federal courts have been consolidated into a new Paragard MDL in the Northern District of Georgia. In this post, we will speculate on how much these Paragard lawsuits might be worth if the litigation is resolved in a global settlement with the manufacturers.

This post speculates about Zantac lawsuit settlement amounts.  Yes, it is impossible to know what the average compensation payout might be in the Zantac litigation at this stage.

But projecting settlement amounts is what stock analysts and shareholders for Sanofi-Aventis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer, and GlaxoSmithKline are already doing and baking those costs into the stock price.  Plaintiffs’ Zantac lawyers can do this as well.

So this post will look at how much these Zantac lawsuits might eventually be worth based on comparisons to other mass tort settlements involving cancer.

Tasigna is a relatively new drug developed by Novartis for the treatment of leukemia. Not long after Tasigna was released in the U.S., evidence emerged indicating that Tasigna could cause a dangerous condition called atherosclerosis (narrowing of the blood arteries to the heart).

Plaintiffs’ lawyers claim that Novartis knew or should have known about this dangerous side-effect, but failed to include a warning in the prescribing information.

Users of Tasigna who suffered vascular damage from this undisclosed side-effect may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Novartis has already been sued in a growing number of Tasigna lawsuits and a new “class-action” MDL has been created for consolidated handling of the Tasigna cases.

On May 28, 2021, 3M won their first trial in the 3M earplug lawsuits.  The jury found that an Ohio Army veteran’s tinnitus was not caused by 3M’s negligence in selling and distributing the Combat Arms earplugs.  Plaintiffs came back three weeks later with a $1.7 million verdict in the Baker case.

  • If you think Baker was a great verdict, check out the $8.2 million 3M earplug verdict on October 1, 2021 in the Adkins case!

3M Earplug Lawsuit Record of Wins and Losses

Roundup is one of the most popular and widely used weed killers in the world. Roundup was first released in the early 1970s by Monsanto (now owned by pharma giant Bayer) and it eventually came to dominate the weed killer market, both commercial and residential. Roundup was everywhere and there was never any question about whether it was safe.

The end of Roundup’s success story began about 5 years ago when it was discovered that chronic exposure to the active ingredient in Roundup (glyphosate) could cause certain types of cancer. This discovery was followed by an inevitable tidal wave of lawsuits by individuals who were diagnosed with cancers such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after prolonged use of Roundup.

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The Roundup lawsuits soon numbered in the thousands and were consolidated into multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the Northern District of California. Monsanto (and its successor Bayer) has repeatedly refused to admit that Roundup is unsafe and aggressively defended its product in the courts.  After years of civil discovery and a series of “test trials” that resulted in massive plaintiff verdicts, Bayer finally gave in and announced in 2020 that it was going to pay a staggering $10 billion to settle all of the Roundup lawsuits.

Earlier this week, WJLA News 7, an ABC affiliate station in Los Angeles, released an investigative spotlight story on the hidden problems with a popular birth control device called Paragard IUD. Earlier this year the station reported finding over 3,200 women who had their Paragard IUD fracture during removal, often leaving sharp pieces inside their bodies.

Reporters for the station continued their investigation and uncovered evidence that the manufacturer of Paragard knew about the problems and may not have done enough to inform consumers.

There is now a Paragard class action lawsuit because of the problems women have experienced with Paragard.

It’s the peak of the summer beach season, but if you drop by your local retailer to pick up some sunscreen, you will likely see a lot of empty shelf space. Why? Because independent consumer product testing recently discovered that a number of major sunscreen products contained hazardous levels of benzene. Benzene is a notorious and well-known human carcinogen that is very harmful to the human body.

In response to this discovery, manufacturers and major retailers have started pulling sunscreen spray, lotion, and other products from their shelves. Now plaintiffs’ lawyers around the country are evaluating whether contaminated sunscreen lawsuits could be the next big mass tort.

Valisure Finds Dangerous Levels of Benzene in Sunscreen Products

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