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Philips Respironics to Pay $479 Million to Settle CPAP Lawsuit over Toxic Foam

Philips to Pay $479 Million to Settle CPAP Lawsuit Over Toxic Foam

Philips Respironics, the maker of CPAP sleep apnea machines, has agreed to pay at least $479 million to settle a lawsuit over alleged health risks from toxic sound-reducing foam. Philips CPAP Settlement Terms The settlement will go to users who bought or rented the recalled devices and those who incurred out-of-pocket costs or had to reimburse users for those costs. As part of the agreement,

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The Russo Firm Files Lawsuit Against Arby’s for False Advertising

The Russo Firm is currently representing a plaintiff in a lawsuit against Arby’s for falsely advertising the quantity and quality of the meat in their sandwiches. Plaintiff Joseph Alongis of New York purchased roast beef sandwiches based on images and advertising that grossly overestimated the sandwiches’ meat quality. Marketing material shows sandwiches with plentiful meat of high quality, but the reality is that customers receive

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What Does Filing Say About The Burger King Whopper Lawsuit?

Customers of Burger King have filed a class action lawsuit against the fast food corporation for falsely advertising the size of their Whopper menu item. They market the burger as one of the biggest on the market, but the reality can be quite different. Plaintiffs allege that Burger King Whopper advertisements exaggerate the size of the menu item by 35%, with consumers receiving less meat

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What is the Camp Lejeune Justice Act?

Camp Lejeune is a military base in North Carolina that experienced water contamination, causing adverse health conditions for people living there between August 1st, 1953, and December 31st, 1987. Camp Lejeune’s toxic water victims have suffered health conditions, such as prostate, pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer, that caused effects on their health, physical functioning, and quality of life. For a long time, Camp Lejeune toxic

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Burger King Class Action Lawsuit for Whopper Misrepresentation

Burger King faces a class action lawsuit accusing the restaurant chain of false advertising regarding their flagship Whopper sandwich. This case further expands the series of legal challenges faced by other fast-food powerhouses, including McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Taco Bell, for similar concerns, all of which The Russo Firm has filed. Read the Burger King Lawsuit Filing Burger King Lawsuit Background Filed in March 2020, the

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The Science Behind Tylenol Use During Pregnancy Causing Autism - The Russo Firm

The Science Behind Tylenol Use During Pregnancy Causing Autism

Tylenol is an over-the-counter medication that helps to treat aches and pains, which can be especially helpful to a woman during pregnancy. However, many scientific studies have pointed out that prenatal use of Tylenol or other acetaminophen products can cause autism. Using Tylenol during pregnancy can cause a mother’s child to experience hormonal disruption, oxidative stress, glutathione depletion, and reduced immune response. These factors can

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Updates on the Most Recent Mass Tort Cases: September 2023

The following mass tort or class action cases—Firefighting Foam, EzriCare Artificial Tears, Hair Relaxer, Camp Lejeune Toxic Water, Tylenol Autism—are moving forward at a fast pace. Here are updates on each one: September 2023 AFFF Firefighting Foam Lawsuit Update Recently, the AFFF firefighting foam MDL in the District of South Carolina reached its peak of monthly new cases, with 493 new lawsuits transferred into the

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What are the Toxic Chemicals Found in AFFF Firefighting Foam - The Russo Firm

What are the Toxic Chemicals Found in AFFF Firefighting Foam?

Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) is a type of firefighting foam used by most civilian and military units to suppress fires. However, this firefighting foam contains toxic “forever chemicals” called per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that can cause severe health issues if a person is exposed to large quantities. When AFFF firefighting foam is used, PFAS can persist in the environment through soil and drinking sources,

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Plaintiffs Propose New Warning Label for Tylenol

Recent studies have indicated that pregnant women that consistently use Tylenol during their pregnancy can expose their children to the risk of autism. Tylenol is a popular over-the-counter pain reliever used by pregnant women to relieve physical pregnancy aches and pains, but it contains endocrine disruptors that can alter fetal development. Because of this, plaintiffs have begun suggesting a new warning label for Tylenol. Many

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