COVID 19 DELAYS HERNIA MESH TRIALS  

The extraordinary circumstances surrounding the COVID 19 pandemic have affected court proceedings involving hernia mesh litigation. Thousands of hernia mesh cases have been filed across the country by patients claiming the devices caused serious injury and health complications. Plaintiffs in the three hernia mesh multidistrict litigations have been anxiously awaiting their day in court, but…

3M Agrees To $9.1 Million Settlement for Defective Combat Arms Earplugs

3M Combat Arms earplugs were standard-issued to thousands of service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan from 2003 to 2015. However, the manufacturer was sued by the U.S. government and competitor Moldex-Metric Inc. when defects were discovered that could cause tinnitus ringing in the ears and hearing impairment. The Veterans Benefits Administration treats over a…