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Imerys Proposes Sale of North American and Canadian Operations for Benefit of Women Harmed by Talc Powder

Posted by LeeAnna S. Sullivan | May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

On May 15, 2020, a proposed plan of settlement was agreed to in the Imerys bankruptcy to compensate women harmed by talcum powder. Imerys has coined itself as the world leader in the production and processing of minerals. The French-based multinational corporation has been named in the talcum powder litigation as the primary supplier for Johnson & Johnson's talcum baby powder.

3M Earplug Litigation Update - April 2020

Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | May 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

3M Update April 2020 In April of 2019, the multidistrict litigation, MDL, for 3M Dual Sided Combat Earplugs was formed. Lawsuits pending in federal court against 3M alleging that the plaintiff suffered hearing loss and/or tinnitus as a result of the use of the defective 3M dual-sided earplugs th...

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder- How This Big Corporation Has Been Deepening Its Pockets At The Expense Of The Consumer's Health

Posted by LeeAnna S. Sullivan | Oct 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

 After years of push back from Johnson & Johnson claiming it's baby powder products are completely safe, J&J has recalled over 33,000 bottles. The recall came after the Food and Drug Administration found levels of asbestos, a carcinogen, in some bottles. For years, grueling litigation has gone o...

Two Women File Suit Against Textured Breast Implant Manufacturer, Allergan

Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | Aug 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Less than a month after textured breast implant manufacturer, Allergan, announced its voluntary recall two women have filed a class-action lawsuit against the company The two women who have filed the lawsuit allege that Allegeran was aware of the increased risk to BIA-ALCL and dismissed and downplayed the potential risks. Like many others, these two women have spent large sums of money unbeknownst to them the product could increase their risk of developing cancer. The class action seeks to cover to costs associated with explanting the recalled product and replacing them with a safe option.  No one should have to deal with the anxiety and stress of living with a recalled product inside their bodies.

3M Earplug Litigation Update

Posted by LeeAnna S. Sullivan | May 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Recently, there has been significant progress made in the 3M Defective Earplug litigation. On April 3rd, 2019 the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation, or JPML, decided to consolidate all of the pending cases into what is known as a multi-district litigation (MDL). The purpose of an MDL is...

Surgical Centers Fail to Report Fatal Errors

Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | Mar 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Healthcare is one of the most controversial and complicated issues in America, as the costs continue to reach monumental heights. In response to these mounting expenses, many freestanding ambulatory and surgery centers are an inexpensive and timely alternative for patients who are having routine ...

FDA Warning of Link Between Textured Breast Implants and Rare Form of Cancer

Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | Mar 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Update: On July 24, 2019, the FDA has formally recalled textured implants manufactured by Allergan...Breast augmentation came in at the top for most preformed cosmetic procedures in 2017, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery. This was a 40% increase from 2000. With breast augmentation on the rise, last month, the FDA warned of reports linking cancer to textured breast implants. I...

New York on the Verge of Passing Child Victims Act

Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | Jan 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

New York State is close to passing state legislation that will extend the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse victims. The bill is called the Child Victims Act, and if it passes, it will increase the civil statute of limitations for child sex abuse to age 55. This will allow the victim ...

Distracted Driving – A Nationwide Epidemic

Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | Jan 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Distracted driving has been the leading cause of fatal motor vehicle crashes for six consecutive years. Distracted driving is a choice with potentially fatal consequences. It only takes three seconds of averted attention to cause an accident. With the average number of miles individuals drive per...

The Future of Talcum Powder Litigation

Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | Dec 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 2017 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Super. Ct of Cal. S.F. Cty., has left the future of talcum powder litigation uncertain. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Super. Ct of Cal. S.F. Cty., (“BMS Decision”) was a consolidated action filed by approximately 60 plaintiffs, th...


Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | Oct 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the past two months, there have been three significant developments in the talc powder litigation pending in state and federal court. First, on September 2, 2016, a New Jersey judge dismissed 200 cases pending against Johnson & Johnson in state court. The judge found that the plaintiff's exper...

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