Whether you’re a weekend gardener or a fulltime professional landscaper or gardener, you’ve probably heard about the lawsuits being filed by victims of Roundup cancer. Roundup is the most popular weed killer in the market, and its main ingredient is glyphosate. The product’s manufacturer, Monsanto, has been named in over 13,000 lawsuits filed by people who have been diagnosed with cancer that they blame on the product. Though the company claims the product is safe, the World Health Organization has issued warnings calling it “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
Despite receiving many reports from consumers about Elmiron vision loss, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the prescription drug to people suffering from interstitial cystitis and bladder pain, providing them with no warnings or notice about the dangers posed by the medication. Even after multiple scientific papers have been published in medical literature and making changes to labeling in other countries, warning users of the potential for injury, the companies made no such changes in the United States.
Over the last few years, Juul e-cigarettes have faced multiple lawsuits accusing the company of furthering the scourge of vaping among teens and adolescents. The use of the products has been accused of causing significant adverse health effects by local school districts, individual parents, and lawmakers alike. Yet despite the negative publicity that has been highlighted in these pending lawsuits, Altria, the company now responsible for marketing the popular electronic vapor delivery products has continued to market its harmful product and has even shown a significant increase in the amount of social media advertising making its way to the market.
Being diagnosed with cancer has long been one of the top fears for people all around the world. In response people have made significant lifestyle changes: they’ve taken up exercise, lost weight, given up smoking, and adopted healthier diets. Now that the FDA has indicated a cancer risk from long-term use of Zantac or any of its generic versions, many are now giving up the popular heartburn drug, even if they had been taking it based upon their physician’s recommendations or a prescription.
As thousands of members of the military are pursuing compensation for hearing damage they blame on 3M combat earplugs, a judge hearing the case ordered the company’s internal documents released. They reveal the fact that the company was well aware of the defect in the product. They also make clear the fact that the company failed to adequately alert the military of the problem, thus leaving soldiers vulnerable to significant harm.
Late March of this year saw the end of Roundup cancer victim Edward Hardeman’s several-year pursuit of justice. Hardeman had used the product over nearly three decades to control weeds and poison oak on his property when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2015. When he learned that the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer had declared the product’s active ingredient, glyphosate, a probable carcinogen, he filed a lawsuit against its maker Monsanto and is only the second among thousands of plaintiffs to have his case heard by a jury. He was awarded more than $80 million in damages.
There are an estimated 200,000 Americans diagnosed with interstitial cystitis every year, and for many of those who suffer with this painful bladder syndrome, news of the Elmiron vision loss risk was devastating. The medication has been highly successful in offering relief to those who had previously endured the chronic pain of the condition, and who are now seeking alternative treatments.
The school district in Florida’s most densely populated county has weighed in on a rapidly-expanding lawsuit against Juul e-cigarettes, accusing the manufacturer of causing significant harm to its students. The School Board of Pinellas County Schools voted unanimously to join three other Florida school districts, as well as almost 100 districts nationally who are accusing the company of marketing to teens and even younger children with the knowledge that their product was both addictive and harmful.
If you’re a regular user of any of the heartburn medications that contain ranitidine, you’re likely closely watching the news for information about Zantac cancer risks. The FDA recently requested the removal of both over-the-counter and prescription versions of ranitidine, which is sold under the brand name Zantac and under several other brands as a generic. The request follows the initial discovery of a contaminant known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (or NDMA) by an independent laboratory, and then again in tests conducted by the agency itself.
Tens of thousands of U.S. servicemen and women who suffered permanent hearing loss after using military-provided earplugs have filed suit against 3M and their subsidiary Aearo Technologies, accusing them of designing a defective product and covering up damaging tests, and now evidence has been submitted showing company employees joking about the huge profit margins earned on the product. Recently released deposition testimony also revealed company employees displaying a shocking lack of empathy for those harmed by their product.
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