Belviq is a prescription weight-loss drug that is prescribed to people who struggle with their weight. The drug is intended to make patients feel full even though they are on low-calorie diets. Belviq received FDA approval in 2012 with a requirement that drugmaker Eisai performs a clinical trial to determine if the drug was safe… Read More »
A Philidelphia jury this week ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $8 billion in punitive damages over a drug that plaintiff’s lawyers say is connected to the growth of female breast tissue in boys. (NBC.com) J&J immediately criticized the verdict after the decision of the jury in the Court of Common pleas. The company stated… Read More »
A Los Angeles jury awarded $40 million last week to a woman who claimed she got mesothelioma from using Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder. (LosAngeles.CBSLocal.com) The jury deliberated for a week before reaching the verdict in the asbestos cancer lawsuit brought by Nancy Cabibi. According to court documents, Cabibi was diagnosed with the deadly lung… Read More »
Just weeks after global health experts sparked worries about a cancer-causing substance in Zantac, three major US drugstores have pulled the drug to treat stomach acid from store shelves. (Yahoo.com) A CVS press release stated that the company had stopped selling all Zantac brand and CVS brand ranitidine products for the time being. The action… Read More »
The mesothelioma law firm obtained a $34 million verdict last week against Ford Motor Co. for clients Arthur and Janet Putt. (advantagenews.com) Arthur Putt was a Ford mechanic for years and was diagnosed with mesothelioma because of exposure to brake parts containing asbestos. The former mechanic’s exposure occurred at several gas stations in southern California… Read More »
If you served in the Navy, be aware that this branch of the US armed forces used more asbestos than any other for decades. Inhaling asbestos dust can lead to lethal diseases. Veterans of the US Navy were often exposed to asbestos and had a higher risk of mesothelioma and other cancers than other former… Read More »
FDA on September 10, 2019, issued a safety alert telling consumers to cease the use of cosmetics from Beauty Plus. The agency discovered dangerous asbestos traces in four of the company’s talc-based products. Asbestos is a human carcinogen that can cause cancer with enough exposure. Testing revealed asbestos was in the company’s bronzer, shimmer bronzer,… Read More »
FDA has issued warnings in September 2019 that some Zantac (generic name ranitidine) heartburn drugs are tainted with NDMA, a probable human carcinogen that can cause cancer. (FDA.gov) FDA has been studying NDMA and related nitrosamine impurities in several drugs, including blood failure and heart failure drugs called Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers or ARBs. It… Read More »
The Ford Motor Company issued a recall last week of 103,000 vehicles due to the seat belts possibly not restraining the occupant if a crash occurs, which could lead to a higher risk of injury. (Silive.com) Ford announced the recall for certain 2015 Ford Fusions and 2015 Lincoln MKZs for a problem with the seat… Read More »
Today, the opioid crisis in America has become a public catastrophe. Drug overdose, many due to the abuse of opioids is the new leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50, overtaking automobile accidents and heart disease. What’s perhaps most shocking about the crisis, is its cause is widely considered to be… Read More »
This week, a judge in Oklahoma found Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies liable for contributing to the opioid crisis in the state. He ordered the company to pay $572 million, which was much less than the $17 billion the state sought. Judge Thad Balkman in Cleveland County District Court in Norman, Oklahoma is… Read More »
In the latter part of the 1900s, the American public became more aware of the dangers of asbestos. They learned that asbestos is a carcinogen, and can lead to serious cancers such as mesothelioma. (mesotheliomaguide.com) The understanding of the dangers of asbestos led to more regulations in the US and increased scrutiny of companies that… Read More »
Valsartan is an active ingredient used in many generic drugs, especially to treat hypertension and heart failure. However, some generic valsartan products contain impurities, such as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which FDA has determined can lead to a higher risk of some forms of cancer and liver damage. Valsartan is the generic name of Diovan, built by… Read More »
Asia’s largest pharmaceutical company, Takeda, and their partner for marketing, Eli Lilly, have been slapped with $9 billion in punitive damages related to their Actos drug for the treatment of diabetes. The plaintiffs allege that both drug companies hid their knowledge of the Actos bladder cancer risks of the drug and did not provide customers… Read More »
Heart defects happen when any part of the heart or blood vessels around the heart does not develop normally when the baby is still in the womb. A heart defect can disrupt the blood flow in the heart and cause blood to flow through the heart abnormally. It also can cause abnormalities in the rhythm… Read More »
Cleft palate and cleft lip are common birth defects that happen early in pregnancy. In a normal pregnancy, the tissues that grow into the lip and mouth fuse between weeks 8 and 12. When these tissues partially or do not fuse at all, a cleft palate or lip in the baby results. A baby can… Read More »
Birth defects are also known as congenital anomalies. They are defined as functional, metabolic or structural abnormalities that develop during or before birth. Most birth defects do not show themselves until the child is born. There are at least 4,000 different birth defects that are known. Some are more serious than others. Generally, birth defects… Read More »
Knee replacement surgery is becoming more popular as Americans are living longer, more active lives than ever. In 2007, there were approximately 700,000 knee replacement surgeries performed. In 2012, more than 4.5 million had gotten a knee replacement. But is knee replacement surgery safe? There is no question knee replacements offer many benefits Many enjoy… Read More »
When a person starts to experience pain in their hip from a hip injury or years of wear and tear, it is common for their doctor to recommend hip replacement surgery. During surgery, all or most of the hip joint is removed. It is replaced with a partial or full artificial joint. When the surgery… Read More »
Did you use Abilify and develop a gambling problem? Did you lose $30,000, $50,000 or more? If you can document your gambling losses, you could receive compensation in an Abilify lawsuit. Abilify is an anti-psychotic drug that is used to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism, and depression. The medication is also supposed to reduce hallucinations,… Read More »
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Our organization works with top law firms across the country to provide excellent service and prompt response to those who believe they may have a claim based on the information provided within. Our sponsoring law firms will provide a free consultation to review the merits of your claim to determine if you have the right to pursue an action.
Consumer Protection Areas
Areas of consumer protection we work in include:
Prescription drugs often help people, but sometimes the pharmaceutical manufacturer puts profits ahead of consumer safety. When medicines are made or prescribed unsafely, dire consequences can result, such as heart attacks, birth defects, memory loss, stroke, and even death. Our personal injury attorneys will help you find who is responsible for the drug you took and hold them accountable.
A product liability lawsuit involves personal injuries caused by a defective product. The responsible party in a product liability lawsuit varies on the type of defect. If you think your injuries were caused by a defective product and that you followed the product’s directions and used it as intended, you could have a valid claim.
Environmental lawsuits involve matters that involve abuse of the environment that also can have negative consequences on people. Some environmental claims include products, such as Roundup, the most-used weed killer in the world. Plaintiffs claim Roundup use can cause cancer. Other environmental lawsuits involve benzene exposure, which may cause cancer and other health problems.
Mesothelioma is a terrible cancer affecting the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart. This cancer is caused by asbestos exposure, and plaintiffs can file lawsuits against the companies that needlessly exposed them to the dangerous human carcinogen. Our attorneys can track down the companies that exposed you to asbestos and file a claim against them.
Featured Litigations & Lawsuits
We have spent 30 years representing Americans who have been needlessly injured on the job or in their everyday life.
Mesothelioma Cancer Lawsuits
Mesothelioma is an unusual cancer in that it is well-known why it occurs: asbestos exposure. A person diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer may file a personal injury lawsuit against the organizations that exposed them to asbestos at work or elsewhere. Liability for asbestos cancer is often based on a company’s failure to warn workers and consumers about the dangers of inhaling asbestos. A talcum powder mesothelioma case in October 2019 settled for $40,3 million in Los Angeles, while another talcum powder mesothelioma resulted in a $325 million verdict in New York in June 2019.
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Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits
Thousands of talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson and other companies in recent years. The plaintiffs claim that J&J and others failed to warn women of the risks of getting ovarian cancer from using baby powder on their genitals. Recent talcum powder cancer lawsuit verdicts have run into even billions of dollars. A case in St. Louis in 2018 netted $4.7 billion for 22 women who claimed using talcum powder caused their cancers.
Roundup Cancer Lawsuits
Roundup is the most-used herbicide in American agriculture, with at least 185 million pounds used annually. At least 1,200 lawsuits involving 18,000 plaintiffs have been filed in federal court against Monsanto. Litigants allege they were exposed to the weedkiller Roundup that caused them to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The first bellwether trial for Roundup cancer resulted in a $289 million verdict in 2018.
Defective Airbag Lawsuits
The automotive parts producer Takata used a low-cost, volatile substance to manufacture millions of airbags for years. These airbags were used in vehicles made by Dodge, Ford, GM, Nissan, Honda, Ford, and others. From 2000 until 2008, the company said nothing about dangerous defects that could cause these airbags to explode and spray drivers and passengers with shrapnel. There have been dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries caused by dangerous airbags. Takata recently paid $1 billion to settle a US airbag probe.
Heartburn Medication Lawsuits
Drugs to treat heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are common, with the most well-known ones being Nexium, Prevacid, and Prilosec. Unfortunately, these medications have been linked to many health problems, such as kidney damage and failure. TIME magazine reports that users have a 15% higher chance of early death from using heartburn medications. As of 2017, 5,000 lawsuits were pending across the United States, with no settlements or verdicts yet reported.
IVC Filter Lawsuits
IVC (inferior vena cava) filters are placed in patients who have a higher risk of developing blood clots. But recent clinical studies show a stunning number of IVC filter failures. This has caused FDA to release safety advisories and warnings about IVC filter damages. IVC filters can break up, migrate, fracture, and even lodge in organs. As of 2018, 8,000 personal injury lawsuits had been filed against IVC filter manufacturers such as Cook, Bard, and Boston Scientific. In one bellwether trial, Bard was ordered to pay $3.6 million to a woman whose IVC filter fractured and punctured a blood vessel.
Verdicts, Settlements, & Recalls
If you have been injured by a product, service, or business practice, you could be entitled to compensation in a lawsuit. Whether your legal action results in a verdict or settlement, you can receive substantial funds to make you whole again. If you have been injured by a product subject to a recall, you also could be entitled to funds through the legal process.