Texas and many other states saw delays in the litigation process for many big cases in 2020. However, it’s expected that these cases should have their day in court throughout the year 2021.
Zantac cancer lawsuits
A significant multidistrict litigation issue surrounds Zantac. This popular heartburn medication has been recalled for various safety reasons. Among these reasons was the fact that the drug tested positive for high levels of a specific cancer-causing substance. Plaintiffs who developed cancer are blaming the makers of Zantac.
3M military earplugs lawsuits
Another big case that has bellwether hearings getting ready to start is the 3M military earplugs lawsuit. Various military members were provided with specialized earplugs known as Combat Arms Earplugs Version 2, or CAEV2 for short. 3M said these earplugs would protect military members from ear damage while in the heat of battle. However, with over 200,000 plaintiffs suing 3M because they experienced permanent hearing damage, only time will tell how much 3M might have to pay out in settlements to these victims.
Elmiron vision loss lawsuits
Patients who suffered from interstitial cystitis, a painful bladder condition, were prescribed Elmiron. However, this treatment has been shown to cause irreversible eye damage in patients. It’s expected that more plaintiffs will come forward in 2021 to add to the Elmiron lawsuits.
When products fail to work as they’re intended or injure the user, a consumer safety lawsuit may follow. Throughout 2021, attorneys and other consumer safety advocates will see how the above multidistrict litigation lawsuits pan out. If you have been injured by a popular product and want to hold the manufacturer accountable, you may want to consult an attorney about whether it’s possible to join an existing case or file your own claim.