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Take a look at some recent mass tort settlements!
HIP IMPLANT SETTLEMENT
Hip replacement is one of the most common procedures, with over 300,000 total hip arthroplasties performed each year in the U.S. alone. Tens of thousands of defective hip implant lawsuits have been filed against various manufacturers and distributors by patients alleging hip replacement failure. The DePuy ASR settlement is particularly higher in value at $2.5 Billion to date with cases still pending.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals agreed to pay over $2.3 billion to settle more than 8,000 Actos lawsuits. In addition to lawsuits filed by Actos users who developed bladder cancer, the anti-diabetic drug has been the subject to lawsuits for congestive heart failure and other serious injuries. By the time of the settlement, sales of the drug had exceeded $25 billion with over 100 million prescriptions filled in the U.S.
TRANSVAGINAL MESH SETTLEMENT
Different transvaginal mesh product types have paid out millions with many more cases still pending settlement. More than 100,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed. Some have resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for plaintiffs in what is shaping up to be one of the largest medical device mass torts in history.
The blood thinner Pradaxa did not have an antidote for its bleeding events until 2015, leading to thousands of casualties and lawsuits against drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim. Boehringer Ingelheim agreed to pay $650 million to settle all of its 4,000 lawsuits. Pradaxa is in the same class of drug as Xarelto which is still being litigated and estimated to have similar case values.
ROUNDUP WEEDKILLER SETTLEMENT
Still being litigated, jurors ruled in August 2018 that Roundup, the most popular weedkiller in the world, gave a former school groundskeeper terminal cancer. They awarded him $289 million in damages -- mostly to punish the agricultural company Monsanto. Victory set a massive precedent for thousands of other cases claiming Monsanto's famous herbicide causes non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
TALCUM POWDER SETTLEMENT
Deborah Giannecchini vs. Johnson & Johnson - Johnson & Johnson has paid tens of millions of dollars to people who developed ovarian cancer or mesothelioma after using J&J's talcum products. In October 2016, a St. Louis jury awarded $70 million to Deborah Giannecchini of Modesto, CA. Ms. Giannecchini developed ovarian cancer in 2012 after many years of using Johnson’s Baby Powder.
Bayer has agreed to set aside almost $57 million in a fund to settle Yasmin and Yaz claims outstanding as part of a multidistrict litigation program in Illinois federal court, and Yasmin/Yaz lawsuits that have been filed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and California state courts. The settlement resolved arterial blood clot claims including heart attack and stroke.