Mass Torts to Watch in 2022

After a pandemic-induced quiet year in 2020, last year saw a lot of action on the mass tort front. In 2021, we saw $11 billion in Roundup settlements and over a dozen bellwether test trials in various MDL class action lawsuits.

It appears 2022 will be a very eventful year for mass torts. We could see global settlements in two or maybe three major mass tort MDLs, including the biggest of them all, the 3M Earplugs MDL.

Let’s talk about what we can expect in 2022 in the mass tort class action lawsuits with the highest predicted settlement payouts.

UPDATE: Roundup Settlement Checks 2021

2021 has been a rocky road for the Roundup settlement.

It’s been on-again, off-again all year long and meanwhile, about 100,000 plaintiffs are hanging in the balance.

Where Are The Roundup Settlement Checks?
It’s the million-dollar question that’s been on everyone’s mind lately.

Unfortunately, Bayer has not yet finalized a settlement yet.

$8 Billion Risperdal Judgment Reduced to $6.8 Million

The judge presiding over a case which saw Johnson & Johnson hit with an $8bn jury verdict has reduced the amount the company has to pay in damages to $6.8m.

Last October, J&J was ordered to pay $8bn in damages to a US man who claims he was not warned that taking the company’s antipsychotic Risperdal could lead to breast growth.

A jury in Philadelphia agreed with the allegation that J&J’s Janssen unit had downplayed the risk that use of Risperdal (risperidone) in male children can cause enlarged breasts, a condition known as gynaecomastia.

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