Lawsuit alleges Minnesota man diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer from asbestos on factory worker father’s clothing

A lawsuit filed by a Minnesota man who was diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer caused by exposure to asbestos fibres that were allegedly brought home on his father’s clothing is scheduled to begin trial in May. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Gene “Randy” Backe, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2018 and later died from the disease. (more…)

By |2021-04-19T16:49:54+00:00April 21st, 2021|Mesothelioma and Asbestos|Comments Off on Lawsuit alleges Minnesota man diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer from asbestos on factory worker father’s clothing

FDA receives more than 3,000 reports of side effects linked to Paragard copper IUD

The Food and Drug Administration has received thousands of reports of complications linked to the Paragard copper IUD, including nearly 2,000 reports that were deemed “serious”. More than 100 additional reports involved women who were hospitalized or experienced life-threatening side effects from Paragard. (more…)

By |2021-04-19T16:37:36+00:00April 19th, 2021|Paragard Copper IUD|Comments Off on FDA receives more than 3,000 reports of side effects linked to Paragard copper IUD

Lawsuits, Class Action Filed Over Belviq Cancer Link, With Additional Cases Expected

Eisai, Inc. and Arena Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturers of the weight loss drug Belviq (lorcaserin) are facing at least a dozen lawsuits that have been filed nationwide by patients who used the medication and were diagnosed with cancer. In addition to these lawsuits, the companies are also facing a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of Belviq users with cancer. (more…)

By |2021-04-08T14:51:04+00:00April 8th, 2021|Belviq|Comments Off on Lawsuits, Class Action Filed Over Belviq Cancer Link, With Additional Cases Expected

700+ Zantac and ranitidine lawsuits filed in federal court, with thousands more expected

More than 700 lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of Zantac and ranitidine by patients diagnosed with cancer, according to court documents that were recently filed by lawyers involved in the litigation. The two heartburn drugs were recalled by the FDA in 2020 after researchers found that they were contaminated with a chemical linked to an increased cancer risk. (more…)

By |2021-04-06T14:25:48+00:00April 6th, 2021|Zantac & Ranitidine|Comments Off on 700+ Zantac and ranitidine lawsuits filed in federal court, with thousands more expected

Janssen, J&J face dozens of Elmiron lawsuits from patients with eye damage

At least 90 lawsuits have been filed against Janssen and Johnson & Johnson by patients who used the interstitial cystitis drug Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium), lawyers for these plaintiffs have announced. The lawsuits allege that Elmiron users are at risk of developing serious and permanent eye damage caused by the toxicity of the bladder medication. (more…)

By |2021-04-05T15:05:19+00:00April 1st, 2021|Elmiron|Comments Off on Janssen, J&J face dozens of Elmiron lawsuits from patients with eye damage

First trial in 230,000 military earplugs lawsuits against 3M begins this week in Florida

The first trial involving allegations that defects with 3M’s Combat Arms military earplugs caused hearing damage among soldiers and veterans began in Florida earlier this week. The trial is the first bellwether case out of roughly 230,000 lawsuits against 3M that were consolidated in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. (more…)

By |2021-03-29T16:35:20+00:00March 29th, 2021|3M Combat Arms Earplugs|Comments Off on First trial in 230,000 military earplugs lawsuits against 3M begins this week in Florida

Florida federal judge orders dozens of Zantac, ranitidine lawsuits moved to California state court

Dozens of patients who developed cancer after using the heartburn drugs Zantac or ranitidine will have their cases heard in California state court, a Florida federal judge has ruled. The lawsuits were filed by 41 Zantac or ranitidine users against pharmaceutical companies that manufactured the heartburn drugs or pharmacy chains where the drugs were sold. (more…)

By |2021-03-24T17:00:55+00:00March 24th, 2021|Zantac & Ranitidine|Comments Off on Florida federal judge orders dozens of Zantac, ranitidine lawsuits moved to California state court

Eisai, Arena knew years before Belviq recall that weight loss drug caused cancer, lawsuit alleges

A recent lawsuit against the manufacturers of the weight loss drug Belviq (lorcaserin) has alleged these companies knew about the increased cancer risk associated with the drug as early as 2013. Belviq was finally recalled in 2020 by the Food and Drug Administration due to evidence that patients who used the drug could be more likely to develop pancreatic, colorectal, or lung cancer. (more…)

By |2021-03-16T17:23:32+00:00March 16th, 2021|Belviq|Comments Off on Eisai, Arena knew years before Belviq recall that weight loss drug caused cancer, lawsuit alleges

3M faces 200,000 lawsuits over Combat Arms military earplugs, first trial scheduled for April 2021

The first lawsuits against 3M alleging that the company’s Combat Arms earplugs caused hearing loss in veterans are scheduled to go to trial next month in Florida. The lawsuits are among the more than 200,000 lawsuits that have been filed against 3M over the company’s earplugs, making the case the largest mass tort litigation in history. (more…)

By |2021-03-11T16:40:58+00:00March 11th, 2021|3M Combat Arms Earplugs|Comments Off on 3M faces 200,000 lawsuits over Combat Arms military earplugs, first trial scheduled for April 2021

Women with ParaGard Copper IUDs File Lawsuits Over Painful, Potentially Deadly Side Effects

Lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of the copper IUD ParaGard allege that design and manufacturing defects in this birth control device make it prone to break while it is being removed. When this occurs, women with ParaGard may experience serious, painful, and potentially deadly side effects. (more…)

By |2021-06-02T15:31:39+00:00March 5th, 2021|Paragard Copper IUD|Comments Off on Women with ParaGard Copper IUDs File Lawsuits Over Painful, Potentially Deadly Side Effects
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