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Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Posptoned

Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Posptoned January 15, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Columbus, OH Having been delayed three times now, the first C.R. Bard hernia mesh lawsuit is slated for April 19, 2021. The bellwether jury trial has been centralized before U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus in the Southern District of Ohio. At issue is that Bard and its subsidiary Davol knew and when they knew about their defective hernia mesh.
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“Do I have an Asbestos Case”? Your Questions Answered by Asbestos and Mesothelioma Attorney

“Do I have an Asbestos Case”? Your Questions Answered by Asbestos and Mesothelioma Attorney December 20, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Birmingham, AL “People can still bring cases and pursue claims of asbestos exposure today, even though this litigation has been going on for decades,” says Gregory Cade, mesothelioma and asbestos lawyer and President of Environmental Litigation Group (“ELG”).  If your claim has been denied, attorney Cade explains how you may try to qualify again.
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PFAS Contamination In Japan Linked to U.S. Military Firefighting Foam

PFAS Contamination In Japan Linked to U.S. Military Firefighting Foam December 15, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Tokyo, Japan A new book detailing how the U.S. military is responsible for PFAS contamination in Japan is timely: firefighting foam lawsuits filed by local governments and water districts and former firefighters are on the rise across the U.S. The book and PFAS lawsuits claim, as Japan does, that direct exposure to PFAS chemicals, including contaminated drinking water, causes testicular cancer, kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer and other injuries.

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Abdominal Mesh “Like a Chunk of Iron in my Stomach”

Abdominal Mesh “Like a Chunk of Iron in my Stomach” December 7, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Harrisburg, PA Kelly and John are just two of more than one million hernia repair surgeries performed yearly in the U.S., and 90 percent use surgical mesh. Recent reports indicate that one out of every three patients have suffered common mesh complications, some of which led to surgical mesh lawsuits.
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Hearing Examinations to Begin in 3M Combat Arms Defective Earplugs Lawsuits

Hearing Examinations to Begin in 3M Combat Arms Defective Earplugs Lawsuits November 19, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
Pensacola, FL On October 20, the District Court for the Northern District of Florida issued a pre-trial order setting the requirements for the medical examinations of five service members who allege that they suffered hearing loss because of the 3M defective earplugs that were standard military issue from 2003 to 2015. The Order sets out a schedule, defines the scope of permitted testing and permits a non-lawyer representative of plaintiffs’ counsel, such as a paralegal or a law firm staff person, to attend.
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Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Tangled in Delays

Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Tangled in Delays November 11, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Concord, MA Hernia mesh lawsuits filed against three medical device manufacturers have been delayed mainly because of the coronavirus pandemic, and bellwether trials have been delayed a few times already. Nearly 15,000 hernia mesh claims pending in the federal court system have been consolidated in three multi-district litigations (MDLs).
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Bayer to Cough Up Higher Settlement Price to Cover Future Litigation

Bayer to Cough Up Higher Settlement Price to Cover Future Litigation November 10, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Bayer needs to cough up more cash to settle Monsanto Roundup current and future lawsuits. While its current legal bill covers most of the Roundup claims, future Roundup cancer lawsuits have not yet been settled.
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PFAS & PFOA Water Contamination and Firefighter Lawsuits on the Rise

PFAS & PFOA Water Contamination and Firefighter Lawsuits on the Rise November 6, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Townships and municipalities nationwide are filing environmental lawsuits against manufacturers such as Raytheon Technologies, Chemours, DuPont and 3M Co. for adding PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) into the water supply. These chemicals are allegedly toxic and have been linked to certain cancers. As well, former firefighters continue to file lawsuits against makers of AFFF firefighting foams, alleging a link to cancer.

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California Jury Decision in Zoom Asbestos Trial Admirable

California Jury Decision in Zoom Asbestos Trial Admirable November 3, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Despite Metalclad Insulation LLC arguing that COVID-19 restrictions and juror irregularities unfairly impacted an asbestos lawsuit claiming the manufacturer was liable for negligently failing to recall or warn about the risks of using insulation containing asbestos, a California jury awarded the plaintiffs, a Navy admiral and his wife, over $2.5 million.
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Lead Attorney for 3M Earplug Plaintiffs is Proceeding to Trial

Lead Attorney for 3M Earplug Plaintiffs is Proceeding to Trial October 21, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Pensacola, FL Attorney Bryan Aylstock and his law firm is representing over 10,000 current and former U.S. military service members who have suffered hearing loss and tinnitus allegedly caused by 3M defective military earplugs. “We hold 3M accountable for what they did to our military brothers and sisters and what they did not tell them,” says Aylstock.

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