3M can’t avoid any part of its alleged liability in massive multidistrict litigation over injuries purportedly caused by its Combat Arms Earplugs, a Florida federal judge ruled, saying the company cannot shift the blame to its codefendant. This came after 3M was denied a new trial earlier after a jury awarded a veteran Green Beret $50 million in his suit alleging the company’s Combat Arms earplugs gave him tinnitus and hearing loss, with a Florida federal judge ruling that the verdict is “substantially supported” by the trial evidence.
A Los Angeles jury has awarded a 76-year-old woman and her husband more than $50 million in damages for the cancer she said she got from using Avon cosmetics containing asbestos-tainted talc, according to a pair of verdicts. Consumers from across the country filed more than 100 lawsuits over the recalled devices.
Philips RS North America LLC asked a Pennsylvania federal court to throw out the latest complaint in multidistrict litigation alleging the company sold faulty ventilators. Consumers from across the country filed more than 100 lawsuits over the recalled devices. The plaintiffs’ attorneys said the dismissal motions are without merit and should be denied. “Philips knew about the serious health risks posed by its now-recalled CPAP, Bi-PAP, and mechanical ventilator devices as early as 2015, but failed to warn consumers or alert the proper authorities until years later,”.
A Hawaii man won $4.8 million in a hernia mesh lawsuit. Becton, Dickinson and Co’s C.R. Bard Inc subsidiary must pay the $4.8 million to Paul Trevino, who said he suffered serious complications after being implanted with the company’s hernia repair mesh. The Rhode Island attorney who served as the lead counsel for Trevino said that he is “delighted by the verdict” and that “the jury system worked” for his client. Earlier in the year, an Ohio federal jury awarded $250,000 in damages to a man alleging injuries from a defective C.R. Bard hernia mesh patch.
Boy Scouts of America
A bankruptcy judge approved a $2.46 billion reorganization plan by the Boy Scouts of America. It will enable it to keep operating while it compensates tens of thousands of men who say there were sexually abused as children while involved in the Scouts. The Coalition of Abused Scouts for Justice called confirmation of the final approval of the plan historic for “tens of thousands of survivors of childhood sexual assault.” Over 82,000 men have filed claims saying they were abused as children by troop leaders across the country.
These are just some of the cases worth looking forward to for the new year!
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