Product News and Recalls

Internal Documents Show Bayer Underreported Essure Injuries

internal documents show bayer underreported essure injuriesA trove of new documents finally made public show that Bayer did not report a significant number of the reports of injuries it received over its Essure contraceptive device. Touted as a safe alternative to surgical sterilization, Essure would, instead, leave tens of thousands of women with intense bleeding and unbearable pain.

A legal maneuver by advocacy group Public Justice led to the release of the information. The hundreds of pages ...

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Bayer Moves to Settle Roundup Cases for $10 Billion

bayer settles roundup cases for $10 billionIt looks like Bayer got its bargain. In a move that has shocked most in the press by its size and scope, the company that acquired Monsanto for $63 billion will set aside a bit more than $10 billion to settle current and future claims that Monsanto’s flagship weed killer Roundup causes cancer.

When word of settlement negotiations first leaked, conversations seemed to hover around a number ...

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Cruise Ship Crew Members Launching Class-Action Against Celebrity Cruises

celebrity cruise lines sued by crew members over coronavirus treatmentAs news breaks of dozens of passenger lawsuits stacking up against cruise lines like Norwegian and Princess over their handling of the coronavirus outbreak, one cruise line’s employees would like their day in court as well. In a class-action estimated to be more than 10,000 members strong, crew members sailing aboard Celebrity Cruises’ ships have sued the corporation alleging a wide variety of ...

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Appeal Heard in Landmark Roundup Verdict

landmark Roundup decision under appealThe verdict that served as the flashpoint for a flood of lawsuits that have erased over 30% of Bayer’s market value is under appeal in a California courtroom. At stake is not only the $78 million remainder of the original $289 million verdict awarded to school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, but also the future of ongoing settlement negotiations with the tens of thousands of plaintiffs currently awaiting their ...

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Princess Cruises Facing Additional Lawsuits Over Passenger Coronavirus Deaths

princess cruise line facing multiple coronavirus lawsuitsA trip that was scheduled as a birthday gift to her 64-year-old husband ended in tragedy when Eva and Ronald Wong boarded the Grand Princess in San Francisco this past February. Unbeknownst to them, but most likely known to Princess Cruises and its parent company Carnival, the novel coronavirus had begun wreaking havoc on cruise ships around the world, and the Wongs were about to find ...

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Sex Abuse Allegations Force Bankruptcy Claim by Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy as a result of sex abuse allegationsBoy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy earlier this year in a move that says more about the organization’s commitment to staying open than its commitment to righting the wrongs perpetrated on so many boys and young men by its leaders. As a result of BSA’s Chapter 11 filing, victims and survivors of abuse at the hands of thousands of scout leaders will ...

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