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The Manufacturers of Roundup are Replacing the Original Formula in All U.S. Retail Stores

In 2021, Bayer had announced plans to replace the original Roundup formula in U.S. retail stores with a safer alternative containing different ingredients, beginning in 2023. Today, shoppers are reporting that a new formula of Roundup, labeled with “Exclusive Formula” on the bottle, has finally started hitting the shelves. This decision was part of Bayer’s […]

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FDA Plans to Propose a Ban on Hair Relaxers with Formaldehyde Over Cancer Risk

In the wake of a Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) study linking regular use of hair relaxers to a doubled risk of uterine cancer, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is preparing to announce a proposal that could lead to a ban on formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing chemicals, like methylene glycol, in hair relaxer

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Record-Setting $2.25 Billion Verdict Rattles Roundup Manufacturers

In a groundbreaking decision, a Philadelphia jury has ordered Bayer and Monsanto, the manufacturers of Roundup weed killer, to pay a staggering $2.25 billion in damages. The jury found that the companies failed to adequately warn consumers about the potential cancer risk associated with exposure to glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup. This verdict marks

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Bayer and Monsanto Slammed with $1.56 Billion Verdict in Missouri

On November 17, 2023, a Missouri jury ordered Bayer and Monsanto to pay a staggering $1.56 billion to three plaintiffs who developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after using Roundup weed killer. This verdict marks the largest Roundup payout since the $2.05 billion award in 2018. The jury found Bayer and Monsanto liable for product design defects, company

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Ohio Jury Awards Plaintiff $500,000 in Third C.R. Bard Bellwether Trial

A jury has awarded $500,000 to Maine resident Aaron Stinson after C.R. Bard’s third bellwether trial came to a close in an Ohio federal court on November 8, 2023. The plaintiff claimed he was injured because C.R. Bard and its subsidiary, the Davol Company, failed to warn their customers about the health risks associated with

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New Boston University Study Weighs in On Hair Relaxer Cancer Risk

Just one year after the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) published the first study connecting hair relaxer use to uterine cancer, Black Women’s Health Study at Boston University released its own study connecting hair relaxer products to uterine cancer. The study reported that women who regularly used hair relaxers, especially older women, were

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Federal C.R. Bard MDL for Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Surpasses 20,000 Claims

During the month of July, the hernia mesh lawsuit achieved a notable milestone by reaching over 20,000 individual cases in the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) against medical device subsidiary C.R. Bard and its parent company, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD). Currently, there are two multidistrict litigations (MDLs) for the incoming hernia mesh lawsuits against C.R.

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Types of Damages: A Breakdown of How Personal Injury Settlements are Determined

You’ve probably seen a headline that looks something like this in the news before:  “Jury awards $50 million to a man injured in car wreck.” But how is a settlement amount that large determined in the first place? Why do some people injured in car accidents receive millions of dollars in damages, while others are

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Johnson & Johnson Files for Bankruptcy Again Over Talcum Powder Claims

In a stunning, but not unexpected move, Johnson & Johnson has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for a second time, once again halting the progress of its 60,000 pending talcum powder lawsuits. This development comes only about two months after the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals rejected its 2021 attempt to file for bankruptcy

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Johnson & Johnson’s Bankruptcy Filing Thwarted by the U.S. Third Circuit Court 

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals has dealt a major blow to Johnson & Johnson’s controversial attempt to shield itself from thousands of talcum powder lawsuits. On January 30, the Third Circuit Court rejected Johnson & Johnson’s years-long effort to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection through its newly created

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