Weekly Mass Torts Bulletin 2021-Aug-02

In the latest IVC lawsuit, Jurors in Dallas federal court have concluded that C.R. Bard's IVC blood clot filter design is defective, which resulted in injuries and complications for the users. It is the fourth lawsuit since May. The lawyer representing the plaintiffs has informed Bard about the…

Weekly Mass Torts Bulletin 2021-July-26

Sanofi's bid for summary judgment in the second bellwether case of Taxotere in multidistrict litigation has been rejected by a federal judge. The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff suffered from permanent hair loss due to the usage of Sanofi's drug Taxotere. The attorneys representing the company are not…

Weekly Mass Torts Bulletin 2021-July-19

Purdue Pharma will pay $200 million to New York State as a part of a $4.5 billion opioid settlement that includes drug treatment and prevention programs for the people affected by the opioid epidemic. The settlement includes 15 other states seeking the claims against the company, but Purdue's bankruptcy…

Weekly Mass Torts Bulletin 2021-July-12

The U.S. Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and medical monitoring claims in the Zantac litigation have been dismissed by U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenberg. RICO and medical monitoring claims, which the judge dismissed, sought compensation for diagnostic tests that detect cancer.…

Weekly Mass Torts Bulletin 2021-July-5

An Attorney general announced a $230 million settlement between Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and New York state and two Long Island counties where the opioid manufacturer has agreed to discontinue the nationwide opioid sale. The decision was made considering the larger global settlement, which is still…

Personal Injury News: Pick Of Last Month: June-2021

CITGO Petroleum Corporation will have to pay approximately a $19.7M fine as a settlement for the 2006 oil spill n Louisiana. The announcement was made by the Department of Justice on Thursday, June 17, 2021.

Weekly Mass Torts Bulletin 2021-June-28

A service member's $1.7 million hearing loss settlement in 3M combat earplugs has been sustained by a federal jury in Florida by stating that the company is responsible for the plaintiff's hearing loss. The jury announced that the company was 62% responsible for the service member's hearing loss…

Weekly Mass Torts Bulletin 2021-June-21

A breast cancer survivor's lawsuit alleging Sanofi's chemotherapy drug Taxotere of permanent hair loss has been tossed by the Fifth Circuit upholding a lower court's ruling that claimed the plaintiff delayed in filing the litigation. The panel of three judges who are overlooking the case stated that…

Weekly Mass Torts Bulletin 2021-June-14

New Jersey’s Supreme Court has announced centralization of all Tasigna lawsuits across the country before Superior Court Judge Rachelle Harz in Bergen County for coordinated pretrial proceedings. Novartis, the manufacturer of Tasigna, faces several lawsuits claiming that it failed to warn the users about…

Weekly Mass Torts Bulletin 2021-June-7

A Florida jury has cleared 3M of liability in the second bellwether trial which is a part of 236,000-plaintiff class action claims alleging the earplugs of defective design leading to hearing loss. As per the court documents, an Afghanistan veteran sued 3M claiming that the company's earplugs did…

Weekly Mass Torts Bulletin 2021-May-31

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released data on May 17 regarding Essure birth control implant stating that there is a significant growth in the number of complications suffered by the women after undergoing the implant procedure.