Glyphosate, a synthetic herbicide patented in 1974 by the Monsanto Company and now manufactured and sold by many companies in hundreds of products, has been associated with cancer and other health concerns. Glyphosate is best known as the active ingredient in Roundup-branded herbicides, and the herbicide used with “Roundup Ready” genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Herbicide … Continue reading “Glyphosate Fact Sheet: Cancer and Other Health Concerns”
Article in the Wall Street Journal — Bayer Strives to End Lawsuits Over Roundup—While Still Selling It, by Laura Kusisto, Ruth Bender, and Jacob Bunge. https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/2020/02/bayer-strives-to-settle-lawsuits-while-roundup-still-on-the-market.html
On February 6th, the JPML released an order that will send over 140 lawsuits involving injuries caused by the heartburn medication Zantac to the Southern District of Florida. The judge assigned to preside over the consolidated cases, The Honorable Robin L. Rosenberg, will have the opportunity to oversee her first MDL. Although other districts such … Continue reading “Litigation Upate: Zantac Lawsuits Head to Southern Florida”
A recent study done by The Environmental Working Group (EWG) on the drinking water supplies of dozens of U.S. cities reveals that PFAS (as perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances are more commonly known) are far more prevalent than previously believed. PFAS are known as “forever chemicals” because of the way they can accumulate and remain inside … Continue reading “The Potential Hazard of “Forever Chemicals””
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