How Do I Know If My Hernia Mesh Has Failed?

If you have undergone hernia surgery in the past, there is a good chance that surgical mesh was implanted into your body during the procedure. The use of hernia mesh can help to strengthen the impacted area and reduce the risk of the injury returning in the future. When hernia mesh fails, however, the results… read more

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Bayer Says It Now Faces More than 18,000 Roundup Lawsuits

The number of Roundup lawsuits filed against Monsanto (now Bayer) has surged by more than 37 percent over the past few months. In April, there were approximately 13,400 Roundup lawsuits filed in state and federal courts in the United States. Since then, 5,000 more plaintiffs have filed suit against the pesticide giant. In July, Bayer… read more

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Federal Judge Will Reduce $80M Roundup Injury Lawsuit Verdict, Despite Monsanto’s “Reprehensible” Conduct

Last year, a California jury ordered Bayer to pay $80 Million at the close of the second Roundup injury lawsuit trial. The award included $5 Million in compensatory damages to cover economic losses, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. The vast majority of the award – $75 Million – was in punitive damages. Bayer immediately… read more

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Woman Awarded $325M In Latest J&J Talc Powder Lawsuit Verdict

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay a New York woman and her husband $325 Million in compensatory and punitive damages. A Manhattan jury determined that Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder played a critical role in Donna Olson’s devastating mesothelioma diagnosis. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer traditionally associated with asbestos exposure. Studies show… read more

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Study Reveals IVC Filters May Increase Risk of Death in Elderly Patients

A pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot travels through the veins and reaches the lungs. IVC filters were designed to prevent this from happening. The filter sits in the inferior vena cava and catches blood clots before they have a chance to cause any significant damage. Unfortunately, a new study reveals that IVC filters… read more

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California Woman Awarded Nearly $10M In Talc Powder Verdict

Patricia Schmitz was diagnosed with mesothelioma after using Johnson & Johnson’s talc baby powder for more than 60 years. She applied it along with Colgate’s Cashmere Bouquet products after showering. Now the companies will have to pay a combined $9.6 million to compensate for her devastating diagnosis. This is Johnson & Johnson’s eleventh loss in… read more

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