Paraquat Could Be the Next Big Mass Tort
Recent developments with the EPA regarding Paraquat have increased the attention to this dangerous and deadly herbicide. As a result, more individuals are coming forward alleging they sustained injuries or were diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease after exposure to Paraquat. As more research links Paraquat to Parkinson’s and more people file lawsuits against the manufacturer of… read moreRead More
Elmiron Lawsuits Surge as MDL Begins
Elmiron – a medication used to treat interstitial cystitis, a type of bladder disorder – is currently under fire along with its manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Multidistrict litigation or MDL has finally begun, which includes 196 cases alleging serious product liability claims regarding Elmiron. Most of the cases (171 in total) were filed in New Jersey… read moreRead More
What’s the Difference Between A Mass Tort and a Class Action Law Suit?
Legal terms can sometimes be confusing. Something may sound similar but have vastly different meanings. Many people have heard the terms “mass tort” and “class action lawsuit,” but they may not know what makes the two personal injury claims different. What is a Tort? First, let’s define tort; both actions involve torts. A tort is… read moreRead More
J&J Prepares to Pay $4 Billion to Settle Talc Lawsuits
In a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Johnson & Johnson (J&J) reserved $4 billion for litigation related to its talc-based products. The funds could be used to cover legal expenses related to baby powder and Shower to Shower lawsuits and claims, including jury verdicts and settlements. J&J is currently fighting approximately… read moreRead More
What is a Bellwether Trial?
Have you seen the commercials looking for people who were injured or made ill by a product or medication? Those commercials could be linked to a bellwether trial, a test trial used to see how a sample jury might view the evidence in a specific type of case, usually mass torts or multidistrict litigation. What… read moreRead More
First Bellwether Trial in 3M Earplug MDL Set to Begin
The first bellwether trial in the 3M Combat Arms Earplug Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) is set to begin on April 5, 2021. The purpose of a bellwether trial is to test a case that is representative of the cases included in the MDL. The process can help move other cases along and help parties decide if… read moreRead More