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Publication Archive: Product Liability

Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on $2B Roundup Bayer Deal

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Source: Law360
Hundreds of attorneys and several consumer and legal advocacy organizations on Friday joined dozens of putative class members in the Roundup product liability case in urging a California federal judge not to approve a proposed $2 billion deal to settle claims that the weedkiller causes cancer, saying the “anemic” settlement benefits Monsanto and its parent company Bayer AG more…Read the article

Associate Rachel Shkolnik Named to Elmiron Leadership Role

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Source: Law360
A New Jersey federal judge on Friday approved a diverse group of attorneys, a majority of whom are women, to serve as the plaintiff steering committee for consumers alleging that Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical unit concealed a side effect of bladder cyst medicine that results in serious eye damage. Associate Rachel L. Shkolnik was named…Read the article

Diverse Atty Group Considered For Elmiron MDL

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Source: Law360
Consumers alleging that Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical unit concealed a side effect of bladder cyst medicine that results in serious eye damage on Wednesday told a New Jersey federal judge that they have selected a diverse group of attorneys, a majority of whom are women, as the plaintiff steering committee. Associate Rachel Shkolnik is being considered…Read the article

NJLJ Quotes Hunter Shkolnik: Where To Send Elmiron Cases

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Source: New Jersey Law Journal
Lawyers from several prominent firms have filed 80 lawsuits that allege Elmiron, used to treat a chronic bladder infection called interstitial cystitis, causes eye problems. Anticipating hundreds more cases, they are dueling over whether to coordinate an MDL in Pennsylvania before U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone or U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti in New Jersey,…Read the article

Bloomberg Law: Coronavirus Vaccine, Adverse Reactions, Law

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Source: Bloomberg Law
Americans who suffer adverse reactions to coronavirus vaccines that the U.S. is racing to develop will have a hard time getting compensated for injuries from the drugs. After 9/11, Congress created the countermeasures program to speed compensation to people injured from drugs, vaccines, and devices developed in response to pandemics and national security events. the…Read the article

Complaint Alleges Baldness Caused by Hair Dye

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Source: PennRecord
According to the complaint, the defendants manufacture Schwarzkopf Professional Quality Keratin Color hair care products and dyes. The plaintiff alleges in May 2017, she purchased one of the dyes and used it according to the instructions. She alleges one week after she used it, she suffered hair loss and became fully bald. The plaintiff alleges…Read the article

Complaint Filed Over Mesh Devices

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Source: St. Louis Record
Several individuals have filed a complaint over allegations that a mesh device used in surgeries caused them injury. The suit states that the mesh products are “biologically incompatible with human tissue” and causes inflammation of the pelvic tissue and can contribute to severe, adverse reactions. The client alleges that she has experienced “significant mental and…Read the article

Smucker’s Hit With Dog Food Class Action Lawsuit

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Source: Reuters Legal
The J.M. Smucker Company and its Big Hearts Pet Brands subsidiary have been hit with a proposed consumers class action lawsuit alleging that some of their dog food contains a drug commonly used to euthanize animals and pets in violation of state and federal laws. The complaint said the company had violated the U.S. Food,…Read the article

Kibbles ‘n Bits Allegedly Contains Euthanizing Substance

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Source: Legal Newsline
New York consumer claims that the manufacturers of Kibbles ‘n Bits dog food failed to disclose the food allegedly contains a substance “largely used to euthanize animals.” According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges the defendants’ Kibbles ‘n Bits dog food contains pentobarbital, “a barbiturate drug used as a sedative and anesthetic for animals. Pentobarbital…Read the article

Smuckers Subsidiary Sued Over Drug in Dog Food

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Source: Law360
A New York dog owner filed a putative class action in federal court on Friday against the Smucker’s-owned company that make Kibbles ‘n Bits dog food, claiming the food was falsely touted as safe even though it was contaminated with a drug used to euthanize animals. In her complaint, Rosmarie Schirripa said despite statements from…Read the article