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Mass torts claim that baby powder caused ovarian cancer

Johnson & Johnson's baby powder has been around since the 1890s. Many people here in Tennessee and elsewhere use it on their babies' bottoms to keep them dry, and many women use it on themselves for the same reason. This widely used product has recently become the subject of numerous mass torts that claim this product, which is commonly used in numerous households, can cause ovarian cancer.

Mass torts for mesothelioma may bring some relief to victims

In Tennessee, many major industries put workers at risk. For example, employees of power plants, manufacturing companies and transportation industries may have suffered exposure to asbestos particles, which developed into life-threatening conditions like cancer and mesothelioma. Rather than individually seeking financial help for their conditions, many from similar industries come together in mass torts to pursue compensation from their employers. This compensation may be especially helpful to those suffering from deadly and incurable mesothelioma.

Mass torts to decide if boss unfairly required tip sharing

Gathering employees together to complain about work conditions is a common and often successful tactic in Tennessee and across the country. In the same way, mass torts or class action lawsuits bring people with common complaints together in the hope that more voices will improve the chances of a successful grievance, especially when those individuals filing the suit feel powerless against a larger entity. A recent class action lawsuit in another state pits employees against their boss, but the employer denies the accusations made against him.

Mass torts bring settlement for those affected by security breach

A security breach that compromises personal information generally does not affect only one customer. In fact, depending on the size of the company, hundreds or thousands of people may be at risk. When this happens in Tennessee, it is not unheard of for those affected customers to join in mass torts claims to seek compensation from the company responsible for protecting their crucial personal data.

Mass torts can bring unusual claims

What is the value of a life? Apparently, according to some gamers, it is worth filing mass torts against game makers who deny those lives. While to some, it may seem trivial to file a lawsuit for the value of an online life, to others, it is a matter of principal. After all, when nearly 100 million people world wide play a particular game, including many in Tennessee, the value of a life may equal millions of dollars for the game maker.

Mass torts filed against Walmart for pregnancy discrimination

Pregnancy is a natural process, and many women in Tennessee can carry a child to term with no problems. However, common knowledge says that some behaviors should be modified for the safety of the baby and the health of the mother, even in a low-risk pregnancy. Sometimes, a doctor may advise an expectant mother to avoid certain activities, such as lifting or standing for too long, and the law protects women from discrimination at work when these accommodations are necessary. When businesses ignore this law across the board, they risk facing claims for mass torts.

Mass torts: Prisoners join fight for treatment of hepatitis C

Life in prison is rough under any circumstances, and when a prisoner is sick, it can be very worse. For example, Tennessee prisons reportedly see epidemic numbers of hepatitis C cases. However, because a small fraction of those cases are treated, a U.S. District Court judge has granted class action status to a lawsuit filed by two sick inmates. Mass torts widen the field of plaintiffs.

Mass torts used to protect medical privacy

Medical privacy is an essential protection in Tennessee and across the country. Confidentiality of personal information and medical history is strictly protected by federal law, and breaching that trust can bring negative consequences. When companies promoting health issues accept personal information from patients and fail to protect that information, it is not just one person who may suffer. In some cases, thousands of people may be affected, resulting in mass torts and claims for compensation for any violations.

Mass torts against Apple after security concerns

For many in Tennessee, filing a lawsuit against an international company is something they could never afford. Huge corporations have complex legal teams who often use intimidation and delaying tactics to draw out the litigation so that it will be too expensive for the average person. This is why mass torts are an effective way for consumers who have been injured or defrauded to seek justice.

Johnson & Johnson faces thousands of mass torts

The past year was not a good one for Johnson & Johnson. The massive corporation -- known for generations as one of the leading innovators of consumer products, pharmaceuticals and medical devices -- is no stranger to lawsuits. In fact, for most drug makers, mass torts are routine, as many in Tennessee know. However, 2016 saw Johnson & Johnson on the losing side of numerous lawsuits, and the company faces a backlog of claims in 2017.

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