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Jury establishes link between cancer and creosote, awards former railroad worker

July 21, 2017 - For the first time publicly the jury established a link between the plaintiff's cancer and his exposure to creosote, a chemical containing benzene. Read More


MDL established for Physiomesh plaintiffs

July 20, 2017 - The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation created a multidistrict litigation (MDL) for claims against Physiomesh makers Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson. Read More


Beasley Allen’s Danielle Ward Mason named to Law360 Rising Stars

July 17, 2017 - The Law360 Rising Stars designation recognizes attorneys younger than 40 who excel in their profession. Read More


Benzene exposure increases worker risk for cancer including AML

July 14, 2017 - Railroad workers, automobile mechanics and petroleum refining and extraction workers are just a few occupations that have a high risk of benzene exposure. Read More


Risperdal legal troubles continue to mount

July 13, 2017 - The suit was filed by a number of child advocacy organizations on behalf of children in the Missouri foster care system who were “inappropriately provid[ed] psychotropic drugs” with... Read More


Workplace benzene exposure linked to cancer

July 7, 2017 - Certain occupations are at a higher risk of on-the-job benzene exposure including railroad workers, automobile mechanics and petroleum refining and extraction workers. Read More


Proton Pump Inhibitor kidney injury claims MDL request renewed

July 6, 2017 - Evidence of adverse side effects, some life threatening, continues to grow, linking PPI use to Acute Kidney Injury (AKI or Acute Renal Failure) and Chronic Kidney Disease. Read More


Abilify multidistrict litigation approaches 200 lawsuits

June 30, 2017 - The FDA issued a drug safety communication about “compulsive or uncontrollable urges to gamble, binge eat, shop and have sex” based on reports from patients who had taken Abilify. Read More


Invokana clinical trial shows drug doubles risk of amputation

June 22, 2017 - Jansen reported Invokana reduced the risk of cardiovascular complications in diabetic patients, but it also doubled the number of amputations for patients taking Invokana compared to the... Read More


First retrievable IVC filters trial set for October

June 15, 2017 - Unlike permanent IVC filters, those of the retrievable variety have a high rate of failure. They are more fragile in design, often leading them to fracture, migrate or tilt within the body... Read More


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