The Maryland legislature is considering a new law to retroactively lift the statute of limitations on civil lawsuits for child sexual abuse. If enacted, the law would enable thousands of childhood victims the ability to bring civil sex abuse lawsuits against their abusers and/or institutions such as churches or schools that failed to protect them.

Our Maryland sex abuse attorneys fight for justice on behalf of abuse victims. We are currently seeking cases from individuals who were sexually abused or assaulted as children.

You can call any of our sexual assault lawyers at 800-553-8082 for a confidential discussion of your case and your options. You can also complete this simple online form.

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.

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, revised in 2023, 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.

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.

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.

In Webb v. Giant of Maryland LLC, the Maryland Court of Appeals (COA) was asked to revisit the decision of the Court of Special Appeals (COSA).

The issue was whether the grocery store could be liable for an injury caused by a Pepsi delivery driver while stocking shelves at the store. The Pepsi delivery driver was an independent contractor and not a store employee of Giant. So the question was whether Giant still be liable for the Pepsi driver’s acts based on the level of control they had over him inside the store.

The  Maryland Court of Appeal affirmed the decision of COSA holding that Giant could not be held liable because the store did not exercise the necessary high level of control over the Pepsi driver.

While Bayer continues to settle large blocks of Roundup lawsuits, another Roundup jury trial is currently underway in California. Following a COVID delay, the trial in the case of plaintiff Donnetta Stephens has now converted to a virtual proceeding, making it one of the first “trials by zoom” in U.S. history.

This post, written on October 26, 2021, and updated on December 20, 2021, offers a snapshot of the latest Roundup lawsuit and its impact on settlement amounts in Phase Two (post-settlement) of the Roundup litigation.

[December 10, 2021 Update:  The 4th Roundup lawsuit to go trial resulted in a defense verdict for Bayer this week in the case of Donnetta Stephens v. Monsanto.  Stephens was a woman in her 70s who claimed that she used Roundup regularly in her garden for years and was subsequently diagnosed with lymphoma. The trial, as we discuss below, had to be held entirely by Zoom video conferencing (one of the first-ever “Zoom trials”) because of continuing COVID restrictions in California.