Product Liability

Recent Posts in Product Liability Category

  • Monsanto Loses Cancer Trial with a $289 Million Verdict

    A California jury decided that Monsanto should pay $289 million for not warning of the risk of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma from exposure to its weed killing products, Roundup® and Ranger Pro®. There are an additional 5,000 similar cases filed against Monsanto involving its glyphosate-based herbicides. Roundup® is used by farmers, grounds keepers and home gardeners as a weed killing agent. Roundup® has ...
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  • Talc and Asbestos

    In July of 2018 a jury awarded a $4.69 billion verdict to a group of 22 women who proved that Talc Powder, produced by Johnson & Johnson, caused their ovarian cancer. This was the first time in a Talc trial that the plaintiffs maintained their ovarian cancer originated by exposure to asbestos contained in the talc powder. The attorneys for the women argued that, based on internal documents, ...
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  • Update on RoundUp® Lawsuits

    There are currently over 300 lawsuits against Monsanto Co., the maker of RoundUp®, consolidated in the US District Court of Northern California under Judge Vince Chhabria. The lawsuits allege that the main ingredient in Roundup®, which is glyphosate, may cause cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, in people who are frequently exposed to the weed-killer. These cases make up an MDL, or an ...
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  • St. Louis Judge Upholds $110 Million Talc Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

    In May of 2017 a Missouri jury awarded $110 million to a plaintiff who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after prolonged use of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder. The verdict was one of five decisions against Johnson & Johnson. The jury’s verdict was appealed by the defense who argued that the award should be thrown out due to a lack of jurisdiction in the state of Missouri. However, in late ...
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  • FDA Issues Critical Letter to EpiPen for Failure to Address Product Failures

    In early September 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a scathing letter to Meridian Medical Technologies rebuking the company for failing to investigate and address component and product failures in its EpiPen products. The FDA cited hundreds of customer complaints that were linked to life-threatening emergencies in which the EpiPen auto-injectors failed to operate correctly. ...
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  • The Liability of Hospitals and Doctors Printing 3D Medical Devices

    The 3D printing process entails building solid, three-dimensional objects from digital models, using an additive process in which successive layers of material are assembled on top of one another to build a product. As 3D printing becomes more commonplace, it presents several liability questions for those injured by these products and devices. But when a doctor or hospital prints the device at ...
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  • EpiPen Defective - Recall

    Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies’ voluntary recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of serious allergic reactions. The recall has been administered due to the possibility that these devices may have a defect that leads to the devices’ failure to activate. Although ...
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  • Hernia Surgical Mesh Implants

    There are currently lawsuits filed and being filed on behalf of patients injured by hernia mesh implants. These lawsuits allege that hernia mesh can cause such adverse reactions as organ damage perforation, bowel obstruction, infection, and hernia recurrence. Furthermore, the lawsuits allege that the makers of these hernia mesh implants failed to adequately research these implants, failed to ...
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  • SPF Claims: Do These Sunscreens Live Up To Their Label?

    If you have purchased Banana Boat Kids Tear-Free, Sting-Free Lotion (SPF 50) or CVS brand Kids Sun Lotion (SPF 50), our law firm is currently investigating a potential class action lawsuit in Kentucky related to the mislabeling of their SPF power. According to a new study by Consumer Reports, 43% of sunscreens fail to live up to their SPF claim. The Banana Boat Kids Tear-Free and the CVS Kids Sun ...
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