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
More bad news for Monsanto: The main active ingredient in Roundup weed killer, glyphosate, has been linked to liver disease, according to researcher at the University of California, San Diego. Lead researcher Paul Mills, the Director of UCSD’s Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Read More
All 50 US states have ‘right to farm‘ laws on their books, but nine states are trying to strengthen them even more. HuffPost reports agriculture lobbyists have pushed for a host of new state laws to protect farms from litigation. Pig farmers are routinely sued over foul smells, loud noises and Read More
Over the past 25 years we have seen two things rise together – the use of Roundup in our food supply and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The connection between glyphosate, Roundup’s main ingredient, and liver disease in animals was already well known. A new study, the first of its kind, Read More
The Feres doctrine resulted from a 1950 Supreme Court case in which the Court ruled that the United States Government could not be held liable for injuries suffered by active duty military members due to the negligence of other active duty military members. The Feres doctrine prevents our service Read More
Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay at least $25 million to a woman who said she contracted a rare asbestos-related cancer through decades of daily use of its baby powder or its other talc product, Shower to Shower. The New York verdict for plaintiff Donna Olson, 66, and her husband against Read More
A Philadelphia jury has awarded more than $80 million to a woman who claimed a pelvic mesh device developed by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary eroded and caused injury. The verdict, which came down Friday afternoon in front of Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Daniel Anders, totaled $80. Read More