Vape

E-Cigarettes Linked to Increased Seizure Risk: FDA Warning

April 8, 2019 - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is warning about a link between the use of e-cigarette or “vapes” and an increased risk for seizure, as dozens of consumers have reported having seizures during or shortly...

3M Dust Mask

3M Dust Mask Class Action Lawsuit

Lawsuits have recently been filed on behalf of current and former coal mine workers who claim that dust masks and safety respirators manufactured by the 3M Company are defective, causing the workers to be exposed to coal dust, which in...

Essure Birth Control

Philadelphia Judge Denies Bayer’s Request to Toss Essure Class Action

April 3, 2019 - A Philadelphia judge has confirmed 6 personal injury claims filed by women against Bayer over problems with its Essure permanent contraceptive, in addition to 3 breach-of-warranty suits. Bayer had filed a motion for partial summary judgment...

Roundup

Monsanto to Pay $80 Million Settlement Over Latest Roundup Cancer Lawsuit

March 25, 2019 - The Monsanto Company has been ordered to pay an $80 million settlement to a California man who claims that Roundup herbicide caused him to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a life-threatening cancer that begins in white blood cells...

Legionnaires' Disease

Legionnaires Outbreak Reported at Wisconsin Resort

3 men in Wisconsin who went to the same resort in Wisconsin Dells have tested positive for Legionella pneumophila, the bacterium that causes Legionnaires disease. Symptoms of the infection include cough, shortness of breath, fever, muscle aches, and headache.

Henry Avocado Recall

San Diego Firm Recalls Avocados from 7 States Over Listeria Fears

March 25, 2019 - Henry Avocado Corporation, an Escondido, CA.-based firm, is recalling avocados distributed in bulk to a half dozen states over concerns they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that causes severe foodborne illness.

Roundup

Roundup Weed Killer ‘Substantial Factor’ in Causing Plaintiff’s Lymphoma: California Jury

March 22, 2019 - A California jury has ruled against Bayer AG, in favor of a California man who said his development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma was the result of using Monsanto Roundup herbicide. Bayer denies the claim and vows to...

Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Talc in Johnson’s Baby Powder Caused Plaintiff’s Mesothelioma: CA Jury

March 20, 2019 - A federal judge in Oakland has sided with a man who claims he developed mesothelioma as a result of his decades-long use of talc-containing Johnson’s Baby Powder and other similar products.

Plaintiff’s Cancer Caused by Roundup Weed Killer: California Jury

March 19, 2019 - A jury in federal court in San Francisco has found that Roundup weed killer “significantly contributed” to the development of a man’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a deadly cancer that develops from white blood cells called lymphocytes.

Taurus Revolver Settlement

$39 Million Settlement Approved in Taurus Guns Class Action Lawsuit

A federal judge in Florida has granted approval to a class action settlement that would put an end to claims that certain handguns manufactured by Taurus USA were made with multiple defects that could cause them to discharge when dropped.