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Jane Mundy

Jane MundyJane Mundy As the senior legal correspondent for Online Legal Media since 2004, Jane has interviewed over a thousand people—including plaintiffs and attorneys— about many issues for the company, from bad pharmaceuticals to labor law. She is also an award-winning freelance writer for a variety of international and national magazines and newspapers, including Scientific American, Readers Digest, the Globe & Mail and the National Post.

Jane has also written two Ocean Wise Cookbooks about sustainable seafood, the second having won Taste Canada's Gold Award. When Jane isn't at her computer or in the kitchen, she is hiking with her border collie Lizzy or traveling with her laptop. You can read some of Jane's travel and food articles at janemundy.com.

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IUD Breakage an Increasing ParaGard Problem

October 23, 2020.
New Jersey When NJ gynecologist Carolyn Delucia, MD suggests to NewBeauty readers that “you can go back to your gynecologist any time to get [Paragard IUD] removed,” it makes you wonder what bubble she is living in. Since 2010, the FDA has received more than 1,600 reports of ParaGard breakage, with more than 700 classified as serious.
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Lead Attorney for 3M Earplug Plaintiffs is Proceeding to Trial

October 21, 2020.
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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Looks like New Jersey hosts Elmiron MDL

October 20, 2020.
Newark, NJ It’s a toss-up: whether to send 80 Elmiron vision loss lawsuits to Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Currently the latter seems to be the best bet. Lawyers have so far filed 80 Elmiron lawsuits and they anticipate hundreds more.
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C.R. Bard Hernia Mesh Trial Gets the Green Light

October 18, 2020.
Santa Clara, CA Federal hernia mesh lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard are proceeding with the first bellwhether trial scheduled for January 2021 (it was postponed due to COVID), despite numerous efforts by the medical device maker to have the case dismissed. This trial may well indicate the future of hernia mesh litigation and significantly impact up to 10,000 pending hernia mesh cases.
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Injectafer Double Dose—Double Profit and Double Risk, and Dosage Discrepancy

October 14, 2020.
Santa Clara, CA Hypophosphatemia, an abnormally low level of phosphate in the blood, may be due to longer term or excess of certain drugs such as bisphosphonates, including Injectafer, but that may depend upon researchers conducting the clinical trials and the amount of the iron-deficiency drug treatment.
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Bayer’s Bumps over Mosanto’s Roundup Litigation

October 12, 2020.
Santa Clara, CA Bayer stated on its website in June 2020 that it will make a total payment of $10.1 billion to $10.9 billion to resolve current and address potential future Roundup Litigation. The $10.1 billion figure will settle about 75 percent of Monsanto’s Roundup lawsuits by an estimated 125,000 people who claim exposure to its weed killer and other glyphosate herbicides caused them to develop the form of cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
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California Farmworkers Compensated for Unpaid Rest Breaks

October 8, 2020.
San Joaquin, CA A group of farmworkers have finally been compensated after a California appeals court rejected their unpaid rest breaks--twice. The farm laborers first filed their California labor lawsuit in 2009 against their employer; the case went to court in 2014 and plaintiffs appealed in 2016.
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More Firefighters File PFAS/PFOA lawsuits

October 7, 2020.
Santa Clara, CA A former volunteer firefighter diagnosed with testicular cancer has filed a PFAS/PFOA lawsuit similar to many other firefighters nationwide. They allege a number of firefighting foam manufacturers did not warn firefighters that their fluorochemical products contained PFAS and/or PFPS, which are toxic and carcinogenic chemicals.
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Paragard Problem with Breaking Leads to More Lawsuits

September 28, 2020.
New York, NY Five more women have recently filed lawsuits against Cooper Surgical and Teva Pharmaceuticals claiming its ParaGard IUD broke while being removed. The ParaGard website warns consumers that its device sometimes gets stuck in the uterus, requiring surgical removal, but does not include a problem with it breaking apart.
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More Elmiron Lawsuits, including Canada Class Actions, and the Impact of Vision Loss

September 28, 2020.
Santa Clara, CA More Elmiron lawsuits are being filed in the U.S. and Canada has filed two class action lawsuits, all alleging the interstitial cystitis drug can cause permanent vision damage.
Read [ More Elmiron Lawsuits, including Canada Class Actions, and the Impact of Vision Loss ]

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