Pending Settlement Announced in Syngenta Corn Litigation- Do You Have a Claim?

Categories: Syngenta Corn Litigation

Recently, on September 26, 2017, during a trial in Minnesota state court, a potential settlement of the Syngenta MIR 162 Corn Litigation was announced.  The litigation stems from Syngenta’s decision to commercialize a genetically modified strain of corn before China approved it.  When Chinese officials began refusing U.S. corn shipments in approximately 2013, corn prices…

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Hernia Mesh Complications – Could This Be Causing Your Problems?

Categories: Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

Lawsuits continue to be filed against various hernia mesh manufacturers, including for example, cases resulting from injuries alleged to be caused by Physiomesh, sold by Ethicon, Inc./Johnson & Johnson, and C-Qur, sold by Atrium Medical Corporation. The lawsuits alleged that various hernia mesh products are defective and that manufacturers such as Ethicon and Atrium failed…

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BREAKING NEWS: Johnson & Johnson Hit Yet Again With A $417 Million Verdict in CA Talc Trial

Categories: Talc Cancer Lawsuits

Borgess Law, LLC is currently accepting talc powder cancer cases. If you or someone you know used baby powder or other talc-based products and was diagnosed with ovarian or other types of cancer, feel free to contact Consumer Product Litigation Attorney Pamela A. Borgess of Borgess Law, LLC at (567) 455-5955 or toll-free at (844) LAW-9144. You can also contact Borgess Law, LLC by submitting an online inquiry. Borgess Law never charges a fee for an initial consultation.

Yesterday, in the first California trial over Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder, a Los Angeles jury awarded $417 million (including $347 million in punitive damages meant to punish the company) to a 62 year old woman, Eva Echeverria who developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products for feminine hygiene. (Echeverria v. Johnson & Johnson,…

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Endo International Agrees to Set Aside $775 Million To Resolve Remaining Lawsuits Related to Vaginal-Mesh

Categories: Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Trying to conclude its vaginal mesh legal woes, Endo International Plc recently announced that it has agreed to set aside $775 million to resolve the last batch of 22,000 remaining known lawsuits alleging the company’s vaginal-mesh implants eroded in some women.  Tens of thousands of female patients who have been implanted with vaginal mesh products,…

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Tomorrow JPML Revisits Whether to Consolidate Acid Reflux PPI Medication Lawsuits for Kidney Problems

Categories: Acid Reflux PPI Lawsuits for Kidney Disease & Failure

Tomorrow, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) is scheduled to revisit whether to create a multidistrict litigation (MDL) docket for cases filed by individuals who have suffered kidney problems after taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid and others. A MDL is a type of legal proceeding that helps federal courts efficiently manage many…

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$150 Million Punitive Damages Verdict in Testosterone Heart Attack Lawsuit for False Marketing

Categories: Testosterone Heart Attack/Stroke Lawsuits

On July 24, 2017, a Chicago jury found in favor of claimant Jesse Mitchell in the second, much-anticipated AndroGel bellwether trial that started on July 5 in the testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Jesse Mitchell, et al. v. AbbVie, Inc., No. 14-9178, N.D….

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Testosterone Heart Attack/Stroke Lawsuit Update – Trial Underway

Categories: Testosterone Heart Attack/Stroke Lawsuits

Recently, the second, much-anticipated AndroGel bellwether trial started on July 5 in the testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Jesse Mitchell, et al. v. AbbVie, Inc., No. 14-9178, N.D. Ill.). This claim is one of thousands filed by men who suffered serious side effects…

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ALERT: Dangerous Recalled Fireworks Sold in OH, IL, VT, WI Including at Wal-Mart, Target, Meijer, Kroger, Albertsons and Others

Categories: Consumer Recalls

On June 27, 2017 a recall was initiated by American Promotional Events for its TNT Red, White and Blue Smoke fireworks (manufactured in China) as these fireworks can explode unexpectedly after being lit, posing burn and injury hazards to consumers.  Approximately 36,100 units have been recalled. Per the recall, “The recalled fireworks are pyrotechnic devices…

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SGLT2 Diabetes Drugs Associated with Doubled Risk of Dangerous Levels of Acid in Blood

Categories: Medical Drug Safety

A cohort study of 140,352 diabetics showed that sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2 inhibitors) diabetes drugs were associated with approximately twice the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis as were dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4 inhibitors) diabetes drugs according to a recent letter to the New England Journal of Medicine. SGLT2 inhibitors are a class of prescription medicines that are…

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