Here’s What Bayer’s $11 Billion Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Settlement Fund Means for Plaintiffs

The owners of Roundup weed killer recently created an almost $11 billion fund to pay plaintiffs in about 125,000 pending and future lawsuits cases related to cancers blamed on the chemical. So what does the settlement fund mean for existing Roundup cancer plaintiffs and for victims who have not yet filed their cases? To help clients learn what they need to know, we here at MyPhillyLawyer are providing this guide to what they need to...

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If You Took Zantac and Have Cancer, Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Legal Rights from MyPhillyLawyer

Cancer lawsuits against the makers of heartburn and acid reflux medication Zantac are soaring, especially since April 1 when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) asked manufacturers to voluntarily and immediately withdraw Zantac from the market. The FDA order includes all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) forms of the drug, which is known by its generic name as ranitidine. In September of 2019, the FDA announced that low levels of an environmental contaminant known as...

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Personal Injury Attorney Wins $3M Settlement for Family of a N.J. Child Who was Burned by Hot Water from Overturned Takeout Cup at a Convenience Store

The family of a 3-year-old New Jersey child who was severely burned in 2018 when a cup of hot water was knocked over by a convenience store clerk as her mother was paying for her purchases has reached a $3 million settlement with the Wawa store chain. The child and her mother were in a Wawa store in Neptune, N.J., on April 25, 2018, when the clerk accidentally knocked over one of two cups of...

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Car Crash Attorney Update: GM Agrees to $120M Settlement to GM Vehicle Owners Whose Cars and Trucks Lost Value Due to Defective Ignition Switches Linked to 124 Deaths

Owners of General Motors cars and trucks who claimed their vehicles lost resale value because they were built using defective ignition switches that lead to the deaths of at least 124 motorists since 2004 will be eligible to receive a slice of a new $120 million settlement just reached with the automaker. The preliminary settlement, which still requires court approval, resolves the last major piece of litigation related to a series of deaths and resulting...

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Here’s How MyPhillyLawyer is Working on Behalf of Our Clients During the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

On behalf of MyPhillyLawyer, in these unprecedented days of the COVID-19 coronavirus that threatens our communities and has shut down much of our nation and our world, I wanted to communicate with you, our clients, friends and potential clients, to let you know what we are doing in reaction to this crisis. Our offices in Center City Philadelphia are closed in accordance with the city’s shutdown order so that we may all practice social distancing...

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Car Accident Lawyer Wins $19M Verdict After Teen Killed in Crash with Truck

The family of a 16-year-old boy who was killed in 2015 when the car he was driving was struck by a tractor-trailer which lacked safety devices that prevent cars from getting stuck underneath in the event of a crash has been awarded an $18.9 million verdict by a New Mexico jury. The teen, Riley Hein of Tijeras, New Mexico, died in November 2015 when his Honda Civic was struck by a tractor-trailer that veered over...

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MyPhillyLawyer Philadelphia Car Crash Attorneys Offer July 4 Safety Tips

As the July 4th holiday weekend approaches, Philadelphia's car crash attorneys, MyPhillyLawyer, wants to remind our friends and clients to enjoy the holiday week safely, whether you are taking a road trip, heading to the beach, having family and friends over for a BBQ or relaxing at a swimming pool. The July 4th weekend may be fun and relaxing, but there are also some somber reminders that can help the holidays be more enjoyable and...

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Philadelphia Car Accident Attorney Awards $2,500 College Scholarship to Crash Victim as Part of the First-Ever MyPhillyLawyer Accident Survivor Scholarship

Philadelphia's MyPhillyLawyer personal injury and car accident law firm has awarded its first-ever $2,500 MyPhillyLawyer Accident Survivor Scholarship to recognize and support victims of serious car crashes who are continuing to pursue their educational goals. Also eligible to apply for the MyPhillyLawyer Accident Survivor Scholarship are victims of medical errors or other life-threatening incidents caused by negligence. Applicants can be students in law school or college. The scholarship was created in recognition of the many...

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$10.6M Verdict to Woman After Losing Her Arm in a Car Crash

A woman whose arm was amputated after the vehicle she was riding in crashed and overturned on a New Jersey Interstate highway in 2015 has been awarded $10.6 million in compensatory damages by a Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas jury. The victim, Shanika Brown, was in the front passenger seat of a minivan being driven by another woman on Interstate 295 in Gloucester County, N.J., in July of 2015 when the minivan driver swerved to...

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