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Chemical hair relaxer (also known as hair straightener) is a product used by millions of African American women. New medical research now shows that chronic exposure to the chemicals in hair relaxer products disrupts the hormone system and leads to an increased risk of uterine cancer. Product liability lawsuits are now being brought against cosmetic companies by women who used hair relaxers for years and developed uterine cancer.

The product liability lawyers at Miller & Zois are now seeking cases from women not only in Maryland but nationwide who used chemical hair relaxers or hair straighteners on a regular basis for a minimum of 5 years and were subsequently diagnosed with uterine cancer. Contact us about a hair relaxer lawsuit today by calling 410-779-4600.

Where We Are Right Now in the Hair Relaxer Class Action Lawsuit

Our lawyers are handling Roundup cases in all 50 states.

Monsanto Roundup lawsuits have led Bayer to pay billions of dollars in settlement compensation payouts to victims and their families with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

If you have a new Roundup herbicide non-Hodgin’s lymphoma cancer case, call a Roundup attorney.  Not today.  Right now.  Because the statute of limitations may come upon you quickly.  The statute of limitations is a harsh and unforgiving deadline that is near impossible to get around.  You can call our Roundup lawyers at 800-553-8082.

The CDC recently announced that EzriCare Artificial Tears lubricating eye drops have caused a wave of very serious bacterial infections across the country. Infections from the contaminated eye drops have caused very serious injuries including vision loss and at least one death. Our product liability attorneys are currently investigating potential eye drop infection lawsuits from individuals who used EzriCare eye drops and developed a bacterial infection that caused serious physical injuries.

The FDA is working with the CDC, and state and local health departments to investigate a rare, drug-resistant type of bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa that has caused infections in 55 people across 12 states as of January 31, 2023. The infections are linked to the use of EzriCare Artificial Tears, which has led to hospitalizations, one death from a bloodstream infection, and permanent vision loss from eye infections. The CDC has recommended that people stop using EzriCare Artificial Tears until further guidance is provided by the CDC and FDA.

Anyone who was harmed by bacteria in the EzriCare artificial tear drops could be entitled to substantial financial compensation in a civil lawsuit.

Our Maryland-based attorneys are reviewing Camp Lejeune water poisoning lawsuits in all 50 states.

For 35 years (from the 1950s to the 1980s) an estimated 1 million former residents and employees at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base in North Carolina were being supplied with drinking water that was poisoned with massive levels of industrial chemicals. Subsequent studies have shown that exposure to these chemicals caused former Camp Lejeune personnel to suffer higher rates of cancer, birth defects, and other diseases.

Sadly, an austere law in North Carolina has prevented these victims from pursuing justice.  But there is now a new law that gives Camp Lejeune water contamination victims the right to file water contamination lawsuits and get compensation for their injuries.

Our lawyers have high hopes for the Paraquat lawsuit.  Our attorneys are handling these claims in all 50 states.  Our attorneys believe the science strongly supports the premise that Paraquat exposure causes Parkinson’s disease.

As our lawyers discuss below, the Paraquat Parkinson’s disease lawsuit may have higher projected individual settlement amounts than any other mass tort in the country.

Let’s start with the latest news in the Paraquat class action lawsuit and then get into what these claims are about.

Pressure cookers have been causing devastating harm to their users. This has led to defective pressure cooker injury lawsuits.  Our lawyers are handling pressure cooker injury claims not only in Maryland but around the country.

With over 53 million Americans owning some brand of a pressure cooker, the safety of the cookers is a huge concern. It is incredibly flexible weapon in cooking. But the rush to grab profits in this competitive market has led some manufacturers to cut corners. Since 2006, many different brands of pressure cookers have been recalled for many reasons regarding their safety. The impact of these recalls and the harm pressure cookers are causing is concerning.  Defective pressure cookers too often lead to serious and avoidable injuries.

Pressure Cooker Update – October 2022

Parkinson’s disease is a devastating neurologic condition in which the brain gradually loses control of body and muscle functions. The exact causes of Parkinson’s disease have always been somewhat of a mystery. Recently, however, new scientific evidence has shown that Parkinson’s disease can be caused by long-term exposure to certain chemicals such as herbicides, PFAS, and solvents. The link between chemical exposure to Parkinson’s is currently being litigated in at least 2 different mass torts: Paraquat and Camp Lejeune.

About Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurologic condition that occurs when nerve cells in the part of the brain which controls body movement (the substantia nigra) begin to degenerate. When the nerve cells degenerate, they become impaired and eventually die and lose their ability to function by producing a key chemical called dopamine.

Firefighting foam (aqueous film-forming foam “AFFF”)) is a chemical product that has been used for years by firemen and in other commercial applications to extinguish fires.

Various studies have recently shown, however, that chronic use or exposure to firefighting can cause certain types of cancer. This discovery has led to a wave of firefighting foam lawsuits by former firemen and others who developed cancer after long periods of occupational exposure to AFF.

Our lawyers are accepting new clients in all 50 states for inclusion in the nationwide AFFF class action lawsuit.

Our attorneys are handling Camp Lejeune lawsuits in all 50 states.

Marines and their family who lived at Camp Lejeune may have been exposed to contaminated drinking water between 1953 and 1987.   There is solid evidence that this toxic water caused people who ingested it to develop cancer and other health complications.

Victims has been denied the right to seek compensation for their injuries.  Marines fought back of the course of many years for justice.  Now, finally, justice is at hand.  A new law allows Marines and their families to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit and seek settlement compensation.

The hernia mesh lawsuits have been litigated for years.  For victims seeking settlement compensation, it has been a never-ending road.  But with the court bouncing back from COVID, two trials are on the way that could be the bridge to a class action hernia mesh settlement to finally bring victims overdue settlement compensation for the harm done to them.

Over the last decade, countless individuals who underwent hernia repair surgeries subsequently suffered pain and serious injuries caused by a defective hernia mesh implant that was used in their procedure. There are currently thousands of hernia mesh lawsuits currently pending across the country and they have been consolidated into three separate class action MDLs.

Progress in all the hernia mesh class action MDLs got interrupted by the pandemic and resulting court closures. Now things are opening back up and it is shaping up to be an action-packed summer on the hernia mesh litigation front. In this post, we will look at the current status of each of the 3 separate hernia mesh MDLs and what to expect this summer as the first round of bellwether test trials get underway.

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