Jury awards $5.75 million to family of VW mechanic diagnosed with mesothelioma

Volkswagen has been ordered to pay $5.75 million in damages to the family of a Washington auto mechanic who died from mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure in the workplace. The lawsuit, filed by former mechanic Thomas Sorrentino, alleged that Volkswagen failed to issue warnings that the company’s brakes and clutches contained asbestos, which could cause mechanics who worked with these parts to develop mesothelioma or other asbestos diseases.

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By |2023-04-27T14:59:32-05:00December 23rd, 2022|Mesothelioma and Asbestos|Comments Off on Jury awards $5.75 million to family of VW mechanic diagnosed with mesothelioma

Nine chemical hair straighteners lawsuits filed by women diagnosed with cancer

L’Oreal USA Inc and other companies that manufacture chemical hair straighteners or hair relaxers are facing at least nine lawsuits filed on behalf of women that were diagnosed with cancer after using these products. Last month, a study published by the National Institutes of Health revealed that women who use hair straighteners or relaxers may be more likely to develop ovarian cancer.

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By |2023-02-20T18:11:06-06:00November 22nd, 2022|Chemical Hair Straighteners|Comments Off on Nine chemical hair straighteners lawsuits filed by women diagnosed with cancer

Missouri woman diagnosed with uterine cancer files chemical hair straighteners lawsuit against L’Oréal

A Missouri woman has filed a lawsuit against L’Oréal involving the company’s chemical hair straighteners. The lawsuit alleges that women who use L’Oréal’s hair straightening products may face an increased risk of developing uterine cancer.

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By |2023-02-10T19:58:26-06:00October 25th, 2022|Chemical Hair Straighteners|Comments Off on Missouri woman diagnosed with uterine cancer files chemical hair straighteners lawsuit against L’Oréal

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 |2021-04-19T16:49:54-05:00April 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 40,000 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 15,000 reports that were deemed “serious”. More than 100 additional reports involved women who were hospitalized or experienced life-threatening side effects from Paragard, and at least 15 cases that resulted in death. (more…)

By |2023-08-17T15:47:28-05:00April 19th, 2021|Paragard Copper IUD|Comments Off on FDA receives 40,000 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 |2021-04-08T14:51:04-05:00April 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 |2021-04-06T14:25:48-05:00April 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 |2021-04-05T15:05:19-05:00April 1st, 2021|Elmiron|Comments Off on Janssen, J&J face dozens of Elmiron lawsuits from patients with eye damage
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