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Jan 9, 2023
Avon to Pay $50 Million in Talc Lawsuit

A jury has ordered Avon to pay $50 million to a woman who alleged that the company’s cosmetics gave her cancer. Rita Chapman accused Avon of concealing cancer risks associated with talcum powder in its products. Chapman claims she developed…


Jan 7, 2023
Chantix Cancer Lawsuits Consolidated

Individuals have filed lawsuits against Pfizer for its anti-smoking drug Chantix. Plaintiffs filed lawsuits after the company recalled Chantix upon discovering a probable human carcinogen. With Chantix cases increasing, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) centralized federal claims. As…


Jan 5, 2023
Judge Allows Valsartan Lawsuits to Proceed

The judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation (MDL) for the blood pressure drug valsartan will not exclude plaintiffs’ expert testimony. This ruling is good news for those with cases against valsartan manufacturers because it leaves evidence intact to support their claims.…


Jan 3, 2023
Manufacturers Settle First California Zantac Lawsuit

Shortly after the dismissal of federal Zantac lawsuits, manufacturers settled the first state case set for trial in California. The healthcare companies, Sanofi and Pfizer, agreed to settle the Zantac lawsuit before its scheduled trial in early 2023. This deal…