Injury Law News

  • Drug companies back effort to remove judge from opioid lawsuit
    Lawyers for drug companies and pharmacies have expressed support for removing a federal judge who has been overseeing lawsuits against the companies over their alleged role in the opioid crisis. In court documents filed Saturday, the companies questioned whether U.S. District Judge Dan Polster in
  • Purdue Pharma Files For Bankruptcy
    OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday night, succumbing to pressure from more than 2,600 lawsuits alleging the company helped fuel the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic. Purdue’s board met Sunday evening to approve the long-expected bankruptcy filing, which the company
  • Illinois lawsuit filed against Juul
    An Illinois teenager who fell ill with a lung disease after vaping for over a year sued a leading e-cigarette maker on Friday, accusing it of deliberately marketing to young people and sending the message that vaping is cool. Attorneys filed a lawsuit in Lake County Circuit Court on behalf of 18-
  • Michael Bloomberg launches $160M initiative to ban flavored e-cigarettes
    Billionaire and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's philanthropic arm announced plans on Tuesday to spend $160 million over three years in an attempt to ban flavored e-cigarettes in the U.S., saying tobacco companies "are preying on America's youth." Though Bloomberg Philanthropies has
Johnson & Johnson vowed to defend itself against lawsuits alleging that the company fueled the opioid crisis and that its namesake talc-based baby powder caused ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. The iconic health-care company faces more than 14,000 lawsuits over its talc-based baby powder, as Read More
Truvada, marketed by the manufacturer Gilead, is the most popular and oft-prescribed TDF drug designed to treat and prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). A combination of the chemicals emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), Read More
Nashville mother Megan Fox didn’t know her hoverboard might explode, but Amazon did. Now, a federal appellate court says the nation’s largest online retailer may well have to shell out damages for a fire that trapped Fox’s children, forced them to leap from a second-story window and destroyed the Read More
A tragic accident and a faulty rhinestone dog collar are at the center of a court drama that could have far-reaching effects on how products are sold online. In 2015, Heather Oberdorf took her dog for a walk outside her Pennsylvania home, attaching a retractable leash to a collar she bought from Read More
The judge in the nation’s first federal trial of a lawsuit by a cancer victim who used Monsanto’s Roundup weed-killer said Tuesday he intends to reduce the jury’s $80 million damage award, but would not entirely eliminate punitive damages for what he called the company’s “reprehensible” conduct. Read More
A New York jury granted nearly $60 million in civil damages to a high school student who was severely burned in a 2014 class chemistry experiment. The award is the culmination of a years-long lawsuit by the family of Alonzo Yanes, who was a student at New York's Beacon High School at the time of Read More

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