From 1953 to 1987, anyone who lived or worked at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base was exposed to toxic chemicals in the water supply. The contaminated water at Lejeune caused thousands to develop cancer and other serious health conditions. For years, these victims were blocked from seeking compensation for their injuries. In August 2022, however, Congress passed a new law that gives Camp Lejeune victims the right to bring claims against the government for their injuries.

Thousands of Camp Lejeune claims are expected to be filed and the majority of them will ultimately be resolved by settlement. There is a lot of speculation about what the settlement value of individual Camp Lejeune cases will be. In this post, our Camp Lejeune lawyers will discuss the various factors that will impact the amount of Camp Lejeune settlement payouts. We will also provide our best estimate as to what the settlement value of Camp Lejeune claims will be based on the type of cancer or health condition alleged by the plaintiff.

About the Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuits

Over 288,000 plaintiffs have filed a 3M earplug lawsuit against 3M alleging that the company’s Combat Arms earplugs were defective and failed to protect them from hearing damage.

The 3M earplug lawsuits have been consolidated into the largest “class action” MDL in history – the 3M Earplugs MDL in the Northern District of Florida.

Our law firm is taking 3M earplug lawsuits in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Our lawyers continue to get calls from eye injury victims looking to bring an Elmiron lawsuit in the last few weeks.  This class action is growing slowly but surely in 2022.

We do not know what the Elmiron settlement amounts will be. But I think these eye injury lawsuits have the potential to be extremely big cases with large individual settlement payouts. If you have a claim, you want to call an attorney sooner rather than later to protect your rights.

Our firm is currently accepting new Elmiron vision loss lawsuits. Call us today for a free case evaluation at 800-552-8082.

This blog provides an update on the hernia mesh lawsuits.  As of March 16, 2022, there are 16,437 lawsuits against Bard and 3,614 lawsuits against Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) in federal court that are consolidated in an MDL class action lawsuit.

This page was last updated on April 15, 2022.

April 15, 2022 Update: Jury awarded $255,000 (which includes $5,000 to Mr. Milanesi’s wife for loss of consortium).  Plaintiff won on defective design claim.  Is this the big verdict our lawyers hoped for?  No.  But for bellwether effect, this verdict will do just fine.  And a win is a win.

Insurance companies do not think the way you and I think. But, by understanding how insurance adjusters think and what is important to them, you can maximize how much money you receive in a personal injury case.  The goal of this post is to show you how to get more money from the insurance adjuster.

What Is the Insurance Adjuster’s Goal?

Insurance adjusters are trained to rip you off.

This page is about the Similac recall lawsuit from the recall that was announced on February 2022.  Our lawyers are handling baby formula recall lawsuits NEC lawsuits in all 50 states.

There are more of these salmonella food poisoning claim out there from this recall than our attorneys had anticipated.  Our law firm has received hundreds of calls from victims’ parents.

If you have a potential claim, reach out to our lawyers today.

Over 600 Paraquat lawsuits have been filed around the U.S. by farmworkers and others who developed Parkinson’s disease from exposure to the herbicide Paraquat (grameoxone).

These lawsuits are based on a body of scientific evidence showing that prolonged exposure to Paraquat is linked to early-onset Parkinson’s disease in adults.

Our Paraquat lawyers are very enthusiastic about these lawsuits.  We believe the Paraquat lawsuits will likely succeed at trial. This will ultimately lead to high settlement amounts or jury payouts for victims.

Meconium is the baby’s first bowel movement. It is probably not what you expect. These first feces consist of debris, cells from the intestinal tract, mucus, and slimy fluids. Meconium is green and has no smell.

What is Meconium Aspiration Syndrome?

Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS) causes respiratory distress as a result of meconium entering the respiratory tract below the vocal cords and presenting in the tracheal bronchial tree. When the baby makes an attempt to breathe in utero, before the baby is delivered, the baby can inhale meconium material into the lungs. The fear is the meconium blocking the airways.  Oxygen is critical to life for all of us.  But, during the birthing process, it is critical to have a smooth flow of oxygen to the brain and other vital organs.

Bellwether trials are basically “test” cases in large mass tort litigation involving thousands of plaintiffs. When you have thousands of individual plaintiffs bringing similar claims (usually product liability) it is not physically possible to take every case to trial.

Instead, a handful of sample cases are tried to give everyone involved in the litigation a clear idea of the settlement compensation payouts victims should receive.  These trials are bellwether trials.

In this post, we will explain the bellwether process in mass tort multidistrict litigation (MDL) cases. We will examine the role of bellwether trials and how individual cases are selected to serve as bellwether cases.