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Roundup Lymphoma Cancer Claim California Trial Underway

Roundup Lymphoma Cancer Claim California Trial Underway. The first bellwether trial over allegations that Roundup causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other catastrophic cancers are currently underway in a California federal court.

Roundup Lymphoma Cancer Claim California Trial Underway
There are more than 10,000 Roundup cancer lawsuits claims with similar allegations that glyphosate in the blockbuster weedkiller caused non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

The trial is brought by Edward Hardeman, who blames his large B-cell non-Hodgkins lymphoma on Roundup that he used to control poison oak and weeds since the 1980s on his Sonoma County property.

Roundup Trial split into two phases

The trial will take place in two phases, the jury in the first phase will evaluate whether the popular weedkiller caused the plaintiff’s cancer.

If the jury finds for the plaintiff, then the jury will consider if Monsanto should be held liable for withholding safety warnings and instructions from Roundup consumers.

Evidence presented to jury limited in the first phase

The trial evidence that will be allowed in the first phase will be limited, denying the plaintiff’s killer evidence that Monsanto knew the weedkiller increased the risk of cancer for decades, but the company pushed ahead to market the herbicide as safe.

More than 10,000 Roundup Cancer claims

There are more than 10,000 Roundup cancer lawsuits claims with similar allegations that glyphosate in the blockbuster weedkiller caused non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

First Roundup Cancer verdict hit Monsanto for $289M

In the first California state-court lawsuit to go to trial in 2018, the jury awarded of $289 million, including $39 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages. This significant verdict was later reduced to $78.5 million and is currently on appeal by Monsanto.

World Health Organization Roundup probably causes cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) which is part of the World Health Organization, found in 2015 that glyphosate was a probable human carcinogen, linking it to an increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

According to Bayer glyphosate “is a safe product” and “that has been proven by numerous scientific studies and the independent assessments of regulatory authorities throughout the world over a period of more than 40 years.”

The Dr. Shezad Malik law firm continues to investigate Roundup linked Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma cancer personal injury claims from across the country. If you or a loved suffered from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma cancer after using Roundup, contact our office at 888-210-9693 immediately for your free consultation.

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Cook IVC Filter Lawsuit results in $3M Trial Verdict

Cook IVC Filter Lawsuit results in $3M Trial Verdict. An Indiana jury recently awarded Tonya Brand $3 million in damages in the latest Cook IVC Filter bellwether trial in Indianapolis.

Cook IVC Filter Lawsuit results in $3M Trial Verdict
According to Brand, she pulled a part of her Cook IVC filter out of her thigh in 2011 after it broke up and disintegrated. Other broken pieces of the device are lodged in multiple areas and cannot to be removed.

According to the jury, the design of the Cook Celect IVC Filter was defective and caused severe internal injuries to Brand. The jury did not award punitive damages against Cook Medical, Inc.

Over 5,000 Cook IVC filter lawsuits filed

There are more than 5,000 cases filed against Cook Medical, Inc. with similar allegations, claiming that Cook’s blood clot filters were defectively designed and dangerous.

According to Brand, she pulled a part of her Cook IVC filter out of her thigh in 2011 after it broke up and disintegrated. Other broken pieces of the device are lodged in multiple areas and cannot to be removed.

The Brand jury verdict came in the third bellwether trial in the Cook IVC MDL after two previous cases selected for trial resulted in wins for Cook.

In November 2017, in the first Cook IVC filter bellwether case resulted in a defense verdict, and Cook was granted summary judgment in a second bellwether trial. A Texas jury in May 2018 awarded $1.2 million in damages to a Houston firefighter who had a Cook filter perforate his aorta.

Cook Celect IVC Filter is not retrievable

Cook promoted its Celect IVC filter as retrievable, but the metal filters often tilt and pierce the inferior vena cava, or fracture with pieces breaking off, migrating and puncturing the intestines, aorta and other vital organs.

Usually, the broken metal shards are impacted in critical organs, making it impossible to remove without major surgery.

What is an IVC Filter?

An inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a small metallic device inserted into the inferior vena cava, the largest vein in the body. These devices, are designed to prevent leg blood clots from traveling to the lungs and causing a pulmonary embolism which can be deadly.

Long term IVC filter risks include lower limb deep vein thrombosis, filter fracture, filter migration, filter embolization, and IVC perforation.

FDA recommends IVC Filter removal

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends removing the filter between one to two months after the filter is implanted unless the risk of pulmonary embolism is still present.

Cook knew about its IVC Filter high perforation rate

According to lawsuit allegations, Cook knew that its Celect IVC filter had perforation problems before it was cleared by the FDA, and yet pushed it to the market anyway. Another example of putting profits over safety.

Medical studies reported that the Celect IVC filter had a perforation rate of greater than 79 percent, while the Cook-sponsored study showed a zero percent perforation rate.

Lawsuit allegations note that Cook Celect, Cook Gunther Tulip or other inferior vena cava filters were defectively designed and migrated out of position, puncturing internal organs, fracturing or causing other deadly health side effects.

Over 9,000 IVC Filter Claims Filed

Hundreds of thousands of IVC filters have been implanted in patients over the past twenty years.
There are now over 9,000 IVC filter lawsuits pending against Cook Medical, Johnson & Johnson, C.R. Bard, Cordis Corporation, B. Braun, Rex Medical, and other manufacturers in state and federal courts.

IVC Filter Injury Lawsuits

If you think you may have a Bard Recovery, G2, Cook Celect, Gunther Tulip, Cordis Optease, Trapease IVC Filter implanted and have suffered IVC filter failure or injuries by embedment, migration or embolization requiring emergency care or invasive surgery, please call Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm at 888-210-9693. Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm is based in Dallas, Texas and is investigating and accepting IVC Filter Injury cases nationwide.

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Cook IVC Filter Injury Settlement In Play

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