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Study Shows Little Advancement in Current Mesothelioma Treatments

A recent study out of Canada highlights the lack of advancement in treatment for pleural mesothelioma. Diagnosis with the cancer, caused by exposure to asbestos, typically leads to survival expectancies of nine to 10 months. Treatment to extend survival time is a main advancement the study shows has not come to fruition.  The study reviewed three types of treatment...

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Conwed Co. Under Scrutiny for Minnesota Plant Conditions That Caused Mesothelioma

Many families are filing lawsuits against Conwed Co. for exposure to asbestos in a Cloquet, Minnesota plant. One widow, June Ulvi, lost her husband to mesothelioma in 2010 after he worked in the plan for 30 years. Jim Ulvi is one of 39 former plant workers diagnosed with the deadly cancer. The Ulvi’s filed a lawsuit before Jim died...

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Roundup Lawsuit Lawyers Fight Back Against Corrupt Bayer Deal

May 4, 2021 — After Bayer AG entered into a deal with a plaintiff to keep him fighting the company in court, lawyers for the tens of thousands of other plaintiffs in the Roundup multidistrict litigation are calling out the company’s ill-intentioned move. Bayer is striving to attain a favorable ruling in the Roundup lawsuit litigation that claims exposure...

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Over 40,000 Roundup Lawsuit Claims Still Unresolved

May 4, 2021 — The multidistrict litigation (MDL) handling the lawsuits against Bayer Monsanto Roundup is teeming with over 40,000 unresolved claims that plaintiffs have developed non-Hodgkins lymphoma after exposure to the herbicide.  In re: Bayer Roundup Products Liability Litigation is seeing more plaintiffs decide to take their cases to trial because Bayer’s settlement offers are insufficient in providing...

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3M Plaintiffs Win $7.1 Million In First Trial

May 3, 2021 — As more than 230,000 veterans, current service members, and more users of 3M earplugs have filed claims stating that the earplugs have caused them significant hearing loss rather than protecting them from it, the verdict of the first 3M lawsuit to go to trial was highly anticipated.  The bellwether trial consolidated the lawsuits of three...

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Court Rules That Plaintiffs’ Cases Against 3M Can Proceed

September 3, 2020 – The recent denial of 3M Company’s attempt to have the courts dismiss litigation from 150,000 veterans suffering hearing loss or tinnitus from faulty earplugs means one of the country’s largest multi-district cases is moving closer to settlement or trial. “It doesn’t mean the plaintiffs win, but it means they can pursue their state tort claims,”...

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Lawsuits Against Chemical Manufacturers Over Harmful PFAS Continue to Grow

In South Carolina alone, there were more than 950 pending lawsuits against chemical manufacturers in January 2021. A growing number of firefighters are realizing the connection between the aqueous film-forming foams they use to put out gas fires and various health concerns.  Among the claims filed, firefighters report breast cancer, kidney cancer, testicular cancer, and bladder cancer.  Source: Drug...

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Zoom Webinar Motion Hearing In re Roundup Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2741

March 3, 2021 — The Court will hold a Zoom webinar hearing on Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead Counsel’s Motion to Supplement Pre-Trial Order 12: Common Benefit Fund Order to Establish a Hold Back Percentage. This proceeding will be held via a Zoom webinar and interested members of the public and media may access the webinar information at: https://www.cand.uscourts.gov/vc Reference:  “Chhabria, Vince...

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Examples of Wrongful Death Cases

Losing a loved one is a difficult thing for anybody. Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence can be even harder. Lives are cut short every day for many reasons, but losing a loved one in an accident caused by someone else’s negligent actions is especially tragic. When such an event happens, the family of the person...

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Widow Sues Monsanto For Husband’s Cancer

January 28, 2021 — Pamela Smith v. Monsanto Company — A Nebraska woman has sued Monsanto Co. in Oklahoma federal court on January 27, 2021, alleging that it caused her husband’s death from cancer as a result of manufacturing the herbicide Roundup, which contains the active ingredient glyphosate. She is arguing that it has known for decades that it...

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