Posts Archive: Mass Tort


Three Army veterans have been awarded $7.1 million in damages over defective 3M earplugs. A federal jury in Florida found that 3M Co. failed to warn about design flaws in earplugs widely sold to the U.S. military that ultimately caused hearing loss. More than 230,000 service personnel have sued 3M, claiming that the manufacturer knew its Combat Arms earplugs (CAEv2) were defective and yet sold them anyway without warnings.



We are pleased to announce the SETTLEMENT of Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II cases. Patients who underwent a qualified revision surgery on or before November 3, 2014 may be eligible to participate.

Minnesota attorneys, Genevieve Zimmerman & Tony Nemo steered action on defective hip devices that landed $1.4 billion settlement.

Meshbesher & Spence’s mass tort attorneys fought for people who suffered devastating injuries after taking Vioxx. In 2004, Merck pulled Vioxx from the market after reports surfaced that the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug may cause life-threatening heart attacks and strokes. After multiple trials, Merck eventually agreed to a settlement paying injured plaintiffs more t…

Meshbesher & Spence attorneys represented plaintiffs implanted with Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABG II modular hip stems that were subject to a recall in 2012. All of the lawsuits filed in federal court were consolidated before The Honorable Donovan Frank in the District of Minnesota. Judge Frank appointed Meshbesher & Spence attorneys to lead the litigation on behalf of plai…

Attorneys at Meshbesher & Spence represented people who took the diet drugs known as fen-phen and suffered serious side effects, including potentially fatal heart valve damage. The drugs were withdrawn from the market after a Mayo Clinic study linked fen-phen to serious injuries, but not before an estimated 6 million people already took the drug. Plaintiffs have reportedly…