Summer's Here - And Class Action Lawsuits Are Heating Up
The days are getting warmer and the mosquitoes are out. It can only mean one thing - summer's finally here. It's time to get out the BBQ, and maybe take a road trip. What will you be eating, though? Several companies have been caught trying to pass off foods that have artificial or synthetic ingredients as "natural." And as for the road trip - if you're a GM owner, you might want to check whether your vehicle's subject to a recall. More than 15 million vehicles have been recalled so far this year as part of the ongoing GM scandal.
It's not all bad news, though. Boehringer Ingelheim has announced they're settling thousands of Pradaxa lawsuits. We also have information that'll interest anyone who's been having problems with a leaky sink. Want to know more? Just read on - and enjoy the weather!
You are what you eat, right? But what if the things you're eating aren't quite what they claim to be? The growing marketability of organic and natural foods has led some manufacturers and retailers to use the terms even when the foods they sell contain unnatural chemicals and additives. How can you know what's what? Our new interactive guide takes you through some of the lawsuits from recent years and details exactly which products are affected. Read More
There are few things more annoying than a dripping tap, but how about a leaking sink? Leaks from an undersink water filter can cause property damage, affect the water you drink, and end up proving pretty costly. You might not even realize that something's gone wrong, or that the problem's caused by a defective design in the filter. Some companies - such as Omnipure and Pentair - are already facing allegations that their undersink water filters can crack and warp. Other filters may be subject to the same defect. Are you having issues with your sink? If so, attorneys working with our site are interested in hearing from you. Read More
Here's a fun fact: General Motors has recalled more cars in the first five months of 2014 than it sold in all of 2013. That's a staggering number and, despite assurances from CEO Mary Barra that the "new GM" is going to change its ways, it seems likely that multiple, additional recalls will be announced before the year is out. Was there widespread acceptance of shoddy work, or were the company's safety checks just not enough? Whatever the reason, GM owners will want to check their vehicles against the list of recalled cars. As for any future recalls, GM customers will want to keep an eye on the company's recall site. The site lets you search for recalled vehicles by make and model, or by entering your VIN. Read More
The manufacturer of the blood-thinning drug Pradaxa has reportedly settled thousands of lawsuits for more than $650 million. Around 4,000 suits will be resolved under the settlement, although the company remains committed to Pradaxa's use and safety record. The settlement still needs final approval, after which individuals and their families will be able to make their claims for compensation. Read More
Monumental and Transamerica Life Insurance Company may be wrongfully denying valid claims for benefits under their accidental death policies. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are interested in hearing from individuals who had their claims denied to help with an investigation into the companies' practices. Read More
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found a link between men taking the ED drug Viagra and melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. The drug's manufacturer, Pfizer, may have even known about the increased cancer risk, but failed to properly warn patients. Read More
Unpaid internships are common in the United States, but some fail to comply with the Department of Labor's guidelines. Businesses that run illegal unpaid internship programs are now facing lawsuits, and interns are increasingly finding courts coming over to their side. Read More
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How Many TVM Lawsuits Are There?
It can be hard to keep track, but ClassAction.org has the numbers for you:
C.R. Bard, Inc: 7,945
Boston Scientific Corp: 10,914
Ethicon, Inc: 18,021
Coloplast Corp: 1,372
Cook Medical Inc: 212
That's more than 55,000 women who allege they were injured by mesh products' defective design (as of May 15). The number only increases if you add in lawsuits filed in state courts. Read More
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