Category: Mass Tort

camp lejeune water contamination

Sara Papantonio came onto Cut to the Chase: to discuss all the details of the Camp Lejeune case. One of the unique components of this litigation is the initial phase which requires those that believe they were injured or died as a result of the water contamination to file administrative claims with the Navy JAG […]

baby powder

While many of us have danced the Texas 2 Step, I am not talking about the country dance step. Instead I am referring to a controversial bankruptcy procedure used recently by Johnson & Johnson in response to the 40,000 lawsuits filed againt J & J involving people allegedly injured or killed by baby powder. On Cut […]

New Study Suggests Zantac May Increase the Risk of Some Cancers

In June of 2019, the pharmacy Valisure tested the popular heartburn drug Zantac (ranitidine) and detected high levels of a cancer-causing agent called N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA. Since the study was released, thousands of consumers have been concerned that they could develop cancer from the use of Zantac. Now a new study reveals that these concerns […]

Bayer Reaches Deal Over Roundup Cases

After entering into a previous settlement that covered current claims, Bayer entered into a $2 billion deal that would settle any future claims related to its weedkiller Roundup. Bayer had struggled for months to reach a settlement of claims that Roundup was linked with cases of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer. Bayer inherited the […]

Unsettled Roundup Weed Killer Cases Move Forward

A federal judge restarted dozens of pending cases involving the weed killer Roundup after a settlement totaling $10.9 billion had been reached in other cases. The Roundup litigation had been stayed in order to give Monsanto, now owned by Bayer, the opportunity to negotiate a settlement. Now U.S. District Judge Vince Chabria plans to move […]

Sex Abuse Scandal Plagues the Boy Scouts

More than 95,000 people filed sex abuse claims against the Boy Scouts of America. Now the organization must reach a settlement in its ongoing bankruptcy case in these cases by next summer or risk being unable to operate. The total number of cases was announced in November after a deadline passed for victims to come […]

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty in Opioid Settlement

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, pled guilty in November of 2020 to federal criminal charges related to the company’s role in the opioid crisis. The company has also agreed to pay an $8 billion settlement. Unfortunately, the guilty pleas will not result in any prison time for company officials or the Sackler family. However, […]

Breast Implants Putting Women at Risk

Many women, especially those affected by breast cancer, look to breast implants to help their self-esteem. In 2018 alone, more than 400,000 women chose to get breast implants for either aesthetic or reconstructive reasons. Breast augmentation is the most popular form of cosmetic surgery. The breast implant industry has long faced issues with recalls and […]

What Should You Do if Your Drugs is Recalled

While major drug recalls are often big news, drug recalls happen more often than you may think. A drug recall is a voluntary action taken by a drug company at any time to remove a defective drug product from the market. Each year manufacturers remove approximately 4,500 drugs and medical devices from the market. The […]

Forever Chemicals Linked to Air Pollution and Water Contamination

Cities across the country are dealing with the effects of “forever chemicals” in their air and water. A small city in upstate New York, Cohoes, learned that more than two million pounds of material containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (collectively known as PFAS) had been shipped to an incinerator in their city. Residents have complained of […]