Product News and Recalls

Coffee Grower Sues Monsanto over Cancer Diagnosis

growing list of workers suing Monsanto over roundup lymphomaA farmer notices weeds growing among her crop and needs to get them under control. She turns to the leading weed killer on the market, Roundup, and begins spraying it on the plants. The weeds die, and the problem is resolved.

She repeats this process for years. A new crop of plants – coffee beans in this case – and a new infestation of weeds. More Roundup. More spraying. ...

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IVC Filter Trial Results in $4 Million Verdict

Lopez McHugh partner Ramon LopezThe first bellwether trial in the Bard IVC filter MDL netted a big win for the plaintiffs last Friday. Lopez McHugh partner Ramon Lopez and attorney Josh Mankoff were on hand for the duration of the trial and the reading of the verdict. Lopez, who was co-lead trial counsel, noted that this is a “huge win for the thousands of plaintiffs with Bard IVC lawsuits pending. This verdict is a positive ...

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Multimillion Dollar Award Issued Against Military Medical Center

tripler medical center at center of one of largest medical malpractice awards in history of HawaiiThe infection that set in after Navy officer Marites Campano gave birth at Hawaii’s Tripler Army Medical Center could have and should have been treated with IV antibiotics. Instead, doctors and staff did nothing, even when faced with a patient in extraordinary pain for two days. Campano eventually became septic and now is faced with years of dialysis and the prospect ...

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Another Johnson & Johnson Unit, Another Recall

johnson & Johnson's sterilmed unit focus of class 1 recallWhile Johnson & Johnson might be a household name, the names of its subsidiary units are a bit less well known. Names like Ethicon and DePuy fly under the radar for all but those that have been negatively affected by their products’ defects while Johnson & Johnson remains known as the makers of the “no more tears” baby shampoo.

But another Johnson & Johnson unit now finds itself ...

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Opioid MDL Judge’s Hopes for Expediency Face Tough Challenges

opioid mdl case may not be as fast as judge had hoped“My objective is to do something meaningful to abate this crisis and to do it in 2018.” These are the words that US District Judge Dan Polster used to open a multi-district litigation brought by municipalities from around the country against the Big Pharma companies they believe have exacerbated the nation’s opioid overdose and addiction crisis.

His goal has been for the parties to reach what ...

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Roundup Far More Prevalent than Most May Realize

roundup and glyphosate far more prevalent than once thoughtWhen people see unwelcome weeds start to make appearances in their gardens, driveways, and yards, many will make a trip to the local home improvement or big box store to grab a bottle of weed killer. It’s something that, thanks to extraordinary marketing efforts, has been reduced to the seriousness of picking up a gallon of milk.

However, this act comes with a whole host of possible negative consequences ...

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