Blog Posts in 2019

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  • Asbestos-Tainted Talc in Johnson & Johnson Products May Lead to Lung Cancer
    Asbestos-Tainted Talc in Johnson & Johnson Products May Lead to Lung Cancer

    On March 13, 2019, an Oakland, CA jury returned a unanimous Plaintiff’s verdict in the amount of $29.4 million against Johnson & Johnson and one of its suppliers in a case where the Plaintiff alleged ...

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  • Uloric Lawsuit and Recall Request
    Uloric Lawsuit and Recall Request

    Takeda Pharmaceuticals manufactured the prescription medication Uloric to treat gout, which is a painful type of arthritis that develops when uric acid accumulates in a person’s joints. The buildup ...

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  • Multistate 3M Defective Earplug Litigation Moves Toward Consolidation
    Multistate 3M Defective Earplug Litigation Moves Toward Consolidation

    Previous entries of our blog have examined 3M’s allegedly defective earplugs and the resulting injuries that our military service members suffered as a result of using them. As of the date of this ...

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  • Tort Reform Strikes Back: The Push for a Constitutional Amendment
    Tort Reform Strikes Back: The Push for a Constitutional Amendment

    On December 13, 2018, Senator Ralph Alvarado prefiled a bill for the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2019 regular session proposing to amend the Kentucky State Constitution to allow laws that limit tort ...

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  • 3M Pays Out $9 Million for Defective Combat Earplugs
    3M Pays Out $9 Million for Defective Combat Earplugs

    The contracting company 3M has agreed to pay out $9.1 million to settle allegations that it sold defective earplugs to the United States military. The case alleged that 3M did not disclose to the ...

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  • Defective Earplugs Supplied to U.S. Military By 3M Cause Permanent Hearing Loss
    Defective Earplugs Supplied to U.S. Military By 3M Cause Permanent Hearing Loss

    It is alleged that 3M’s dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs (Version 2 (CAEv2)) were sold to the United States Military without 3M disclosing design or manufacturing defects that reduced the earplugs’ ...

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