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Mass torts related to pelvic mesh could increase

For some women who have problems related to sagging organs, doctors may want to do surgery, implanting a certain type of mesh to support the displaced organ. This was a common procedure, but medical evidence seems to suggest that pelvic mesh can actually cause significant health complications and is not safe for surgical implantation. Instead of being an important advance in medicine, it is actually now the reason for some of the biggest mass torts in the history of the United States. 

Ranchers join mass torts claim alleging antitrust violations

For many in Tennessee, the continuing increase in prices of beef may mean they are making alternate choices for dinner. However, for those who work in the cattle and beef industries, watching the prices of their products is a critical part of their livelihood. Recently, farmers and ranchers have accused the major meat packing companies of intentionally manipulating the market to drive their profits down. Several of these farmers and ranchers have joined in mass torts actions.

Mass torts: Lawsuit filed against game developer for illegal acts

When individuals feel that they have been wronged by companies, it can feel disheartening. However, many individuals have legal options for addressing unfair or even illegal business practices. In some cases, when numerous people are affected by the same issues, grounds for mass torts claims could exist.

Mass torts may result over defective or unsafe medical devices

In the United States, millions of people have had medical devices implanted within their bodies. Every year, that number grows. Every year, it seems, thousands of people come forward saying that their devices have done more harm than good. Tennessee residents who have been negatively affected by a defective or unsafe medical device may join mass torts claims against the product manufacturers and medical facilities that utilize them.

Mass torts claims may rise after government shutdown

Tennessee consumers may want to be especially careful about purchasing products that come on the market during the government shutdown. This week, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that only a handful of its staff is available to deal with the most emergent situations. The rest of the 500 employees are furloughed along with about 25 percent of the federal government since the shutdown began just before Christmas. The CPSC warns that manufacturers should comply with safety laws nonetheless or risk mass torts actions.

Symptoms often listed in mass torts litigation

Many Tennessee residents suffer due to adverse health conditions. In some cases, illness is directly related to on-the-job incidents, such as asbestos exposure. Some workers have been sick for years before they receive correct diagnoses. Such situations can lead to mass torts litigation when groups of workers learn that their symptoms are similar and may have been caused by incidents that could have been prevented.

Talcum powder mass torts cases find new evidence

One would expect to find danger in an occupation such as construction or mining. Many Tennessee jobs carry immediate hazards as well as the risk of developing illnesses due to on-the-job exposure to harmful substances. Mass torts cases related to asbestos and other cancers are common in some industries, but one does not expect to suffer from these illnesses after using a product as supposedly harmless as baby powder. Nevertheless, more evidence reveals that the maker of a popular talcum powder knew for nearly 70 years that its product may have had dangerous ingredients.

Alleged insider trading involves shareholders in mass torts claim

Access to medical advice and monitoring is becoming easier as technology makes it possible for patients in Tennessee and across the world to communicate with doctors electronically. Telemedicine is already a billion-dollar industry, and investors are making profits from well-run companies. Unfortunately, one telemedicine company is facing mass torts action from shareholders who blame the actions of its executives for a marked decline in the value of the company's stock.

Asbestos exposure often leads to mass torts claims

Asbestos has long been known to cause serious health issues, including deadly forms of cancer such as mesothelioma. It takes only a brief exposure to the harmful, microscopic particles to set in motion the progressive and incurable cancer that may not reveal its symptoms for decades. Because of the danger from asbestos, Tennessee and other states have strict procedures for handling and disposing of materials that contain asbestos. Those who fail to follow these rules may be open to mass torts claims if asbestos exposure leads to illnesses.

New opioid approved despite mass torts claims against drugmakers

While many rely on the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration before they consider a drug safe to use, some may be questioning the recent FDA approval of a new opioid painkiller. With dozens of mass torts claims in progress against pharmaceutical companies across the country, some believe the introduction of a new and potent opioid is a way for pharmaceutical companies to bring more trouble for themselves and more danger to the streets. More than 49,000 people in Tennessee and across the country died of opioid overdoses last year, and many states are fighting back with lawsuits.

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