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3M™ Defective Combat Arms Earplugs Allegations

In July 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that 3M Company, exclusive provider of the dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs (CAEv2) to certain branches of the military, agreed to pay $9.1 million to resolve allegations that it knowingly sold defective earplugs that did not work as expected, thus putting soldiers at a higher risk…

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New Report Suggests Johnson & Johnson Allegedly Kept Asbestos Secret for Decades

Johnson & Johnson has continually denied having any knowledge that its talcum-based products, such as Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, contain asbestos. However, according to Reuters, internal documents from Johnson & Johnson indicates that executives were aware that Johnson & Johnson talcum powder was contaminated but chose to conceal the information from both the…

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Drug Watch — Lemtrada

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently added a warning to the prescribing information of Lemtrada, a pharmaceutical drug used to treat serious multiple sclerosis (MS) cases, after it was found to increase patients’ risk of stroke and blood vessel wall tears in the head and neck areas. Here, the pharmaceutical liability attorneys at…

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“Failure to Warn” and Strict Product Liability

Product manufacturers have a responsibility to adequately warn the public of any potential dangers the use of their product may cause. If a manufacturer is found to have failed to meet this responsibility, they may be held liable for any injuries their product has caused, as has been seen in recent Johnson & Johnson and…

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Carcinogenic Impurities in Valsartan Lead to Legal Action

On July 13th, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that several pharmaceutical companies were voluntarily recalling certain batches of valsartan-containing blood pressure medication after it was found that they may contain carcinogenic impurities. Now, two individuals have filed a lawsuit in New York federal court and are seeking other individuals who have been…

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Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289 Million in First Roundup Lawsuit

On Friday, August 10th, a San Francisco jury ordered Monsanto pay DeWayne Johnson $289 million in compensatory and punitive damages after ruling that Monsanto’s popular herbicide, Roundup, contributed to Johnson’s development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Here, the product liability and litigation attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos discuss the verdict. Monsanto Found Liable for…

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Bayer to Halt Sales of Controversial Essure Birth Control Device

Last week, Bayer announced that it would suspend sales of its Essure birth control device, citing a substantial decline in sales of the device. Essure has been the subject of extensive criticism from consumers, health officials and advocacy groups, as thousands of adverse event reports allege the device has led to a number of severe…

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$4.69 Billion Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson in Talcum Powder Lawsuits

Yesterday, a St. Louis jury found Johnson & Johnson liable for $4.69 billion in compensatory and punitive damages. The jury sided with 22 plaintiffs who alleged that the use of the company’s talcum powder products caused their ovarian cancer. On Thursday July 13, 2018, a St. Louis Circuit Court jury sided with 22 plaintiffs who…

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Advocacy Group Seeks More Ford Recalls

Advocacy Group Seeks More Ford Recalls A nonprofit auto safety group has requested that Ford CEO Jim Hackett sanction the recall of 1.35 million Explorer SUV’s due to continued complaints of exhaust fumes in the passenger compartments. Recent Claims The nonprofit advocacy group, known as The Center for Auto Safety, found 44 complaints regarding exhaust…

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Update on the Monsanto Lawsuit Over Alleged Connections Between Roundup and Cancer

Plaintiffs in several states have recently filed lawsuits against Monsanto, a major producer of herbicides. The claims allege that Monsanto’s most popular herbicide, Roundup, which contains glyphosate, may cause serious illnesses such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other forms of cancer. The claims also allege that Monsanto was aware of the risks but kept the information…

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