Articles by Cassie Perez

40 More Plaintiffs Ready to Join Morcellator MDL

Over the last few months, Johnson & Johnson has settled nearly 70 of 100 cases filed against their medical device, the power morcellator. Additionally, attorneys for plaintiffs state there are “another 40 morcellator cases” ready to be filed. Plaintiffs allege…

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Plaintiffs Join MDL for Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Complaints against AbbieVie, Inc. and four other pharmaceutical companies regarding testosterone replacement therapy have been centralized as an MDL for pretrial proceedings in Illinois. There are nearly 3,500 product liability cases in the federal court system involving claims against the…

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Risperdal Lawsuits Pile Up Against Johnson & Johnson

Thousands of lawsuits have been filed in several states against Johnson & Johnson on behalf of injured boys and young men. They are alleging that Risperdal, an atypical antipsychotic drug, made them develop breasts. State and federal attorneys general allege…

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NHL Concussion Litigation Continues to Grow

Former NHL defenseman Grant Ledyard has become the latest of 115 players to join multi-district litigation against the National Hockey League for damages resulting from concussions. Filed on August 26, 2014 in the United State District Court of Minnesota, the claim…

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Families File For Class Action Status in Flint Water Crisis

The ongoing water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan has precipitated a series of lawsuits filed on behalf of injured residents. The most recent claim brought on by seven families is seeking class action status for all Flint children suffering from…

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Wood Pulp Fillers in Parmesan Cheese Spark Class Action Suits

Walmart is facing allegations of deceptive business practices and material misrepresentation after it was discovered that its store-brand Parmesan cheese product – Great Value 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese – contained an unacceptably high percentage of wood pulp as a filler. An…

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$72 Million Dollar Verdict For Victim of Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer

A $72 million dollar verdict against Johnson & Johnson is the first time monetary damages have been awarded for linking ovarian cancer to the use of talc containing Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. This is a product specifically branded for…

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$13 Million Dollar Verdict Reached Against Ethicon in Philadelphia TVM Case

Two recent verdicts in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas may potentially influence settlement discussions in 31,000 claims against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon. In the recent verdict decided February 10, 2016, the jury awarded Sharon Carlino $3.5 million in…

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Fourteen Actions Consolidated in Bair Hugger Warming Device MDL

A transfer order filed on December 11, 2015 has consolidated fourteen actions against 3M Company and Arizant Healthcare Inc. in the District of Minnesota for their patient warming product the Bair Hugger. There are fifty-one additional related federal cases that…

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Two Hundred Plaintiffs Bring Suit Against WEN Hair Care Products

There are two class action lawsuits currently pending in Florida and Los Angeles Federal Courts against the popular hair care brand, WEN. The suit was originally filed in March 2015. Two hundred women in forty states have joined the suit…

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