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At Robert J. DeBry & Associates, we strive to help all members of the community. In our community, there are common cases that people may not be aware of. Learn about each common case and contact us if you or a loved one are seeking settlement.
There are over 4,000 cases around the nation in which plaintiffs with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma are pressing charges against the Roundup weed killer company, Monsanto. Dewayne Johnson, a former groundskeeper at a school in the San Francisco area, took Monsanto (now acquired by Bayer) to trial and won. This case set the precedent for all others who feel they have a case against Monsanto for their non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Talcum powder is used regularly by women to maintain their feminine hygiene, but recent studies and lawsuits might compel them to stop. In August 2017, Eva Echeverria, a hospitalized woman, claimed that her use of Johnson & Johnson baby powder caused her to develop ovarian cancer. Echeverria ultimately won the case and the court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record sum of $417 million. However, she is not the only woman to file a claim for the link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder.
Do you or a loved one take Zantac or a generic ranitidine for heartburn? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has detected that this drug contains a cancer-causing chemical called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). You or your loved one may be entitled to compensation.
Recent lawsuits against Sanofi, the manufacturer of Zantac, claim that Zantac’s levels of NDMA are over 26,000 times the allowed amount under FDA regulation.
Concern is growing due to the potential risks associated with the Stryker LFIT V40 cobalt chrome femoral head. Stryker sent out an “Urgent Medical Device Recall” after receiving many complaints dealing with hip replacement failure and the femoral heads. Subsequently, patients using the Stryker LFIT V40 may be at risk of causing further damage.
Medical alert for people that have had hernia repair surgery using a hernia mesh implant, regardless of the brand of mesh used. If you or a loved one have had a hernia mesh implant you may be entitled to compensation due to complications with all brands of hernia mesh implants.READ MORE
At the end of July 2018, The 3M Company, a manufacturing entity based out of Saint Paul, Minnesota, agreed to pay $9.1 million in order to resolve allegations made against their defective Dual-Ended Combat Arms Earplugs Version 2 (CAEv2). The company knowingly sold defective earplugs to the U.S. military without any forewarning of the earplugs’ decreased effectiveness. Without earplugs that properly and safely protect the deafening sounds of weapons and other military equipment, many members of the military who used these earplugs are left with hearing problems. Through the enforcement of the False Claims Act, soldiers who used the CAEv2 on active duty that are suffering various hearing issues can file a lawsuit against 3M.