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How Infant Formula Caused the Death of Lillian Peebles

Lillian Peebles was born on June 21, 2009, via emergency C-section at 25 weeks. The hospital staff fed Lillian a combination of Enfamil and breast milk, not knowing that the cows-milk-based formula caused necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).

Lillian became seriously ill and died on July 20, 2009. She was 29 days old.

Desiree and William Peebles, Lillian’s parents, told Lillian's story to Steve Murphy, Executive Producer and Host of Insider Exclusive, in his program, “Justice in America – Toxic Baby Formulas – What You Need to Know.”

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“Too Little Too Late,” Says LPR Attorney of 3M Announcement to Exit PFAS Manufacturing

3M announced today it will “exit all PFAS manufacturing by the end of 2025” and will “work to discontinue use of PFAS across our product portfolio by the end of 2025.”

“The announcement is too little too late,” said Levin Papantonio Rafferty (LPR) Attorney and Shareholder Wes Bowden. “3M has polluted the entire world, and the blood of everyone in it, with toxic PFAS, and yet 3M still denies responsibility.

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Sex Trafficking Survivor Files Lawsuit Against Red Roof Inns

On November 14, 2022, Benoit Law Firm, PLLC, joined by Levin Papantonio Rafferty (LPR), filed a lawsuit against Red Roof Inns and Red Roof Franchising, LLC, and other local hotel entities on behalf of a survivor of a severe form of sex trafficking. Allegations by “Jane Doe” include that she was sex trafficked, sexually exploited, and victimized by traffickers at a Red Roof Inn brand hotel, as well as several local hotels and motels, the Defendants.

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Philips Recall of Millions of CPAP Devices Creates National Health Crisis

Recently, the Journal of the American Medical Association published an article that addressed the national health crisis created by Philips and their June 2021 recall of more than 10 million CPAP, BiPAP, and Ventilator devices in the United States.

The recall has affected millions of people across the U.S. who now worry about the impact the recalled devices may have had on their long-term health.

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Possible MDL for Hair Relaxer Lawsuits Could Bring Justice to Women of Color Harmed by the Products

The number of women filing hair relaxer lawsuits continues to grow, prompting the filing of a motion to centralize claims brought through federal courts in multidistrict litigation (Case MDL No. 3060) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. On November 15, 2022, a group of plaintiffs filed the motion to transfer these cases to a single court in the interest of streamlining the judicial process and ensuring similar outcomes across individual lawsuits.

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Walmart’s $3.1 Billion Settlement, Along With Those From CVS and Walgreens, Will Fund “Tangible, Positive Change” in Opioid-Struck Communities

The Levin Papantonio Rafferty (LPR) law firm announced that Walmart has agreed to pay $3.1 billion to settle national opioid lawsuits, bringing the total settlement from national retail pharmacy companies (including CVS and Walgreens) to $13.8 billion. The agreements mark a major victory in LPR’s ongoing fight to hold corporations accountable for their roles in the national opioid crisis.

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Paraquat: The Farmer Destroyer Disguised as an Herbicide

For two decades, scientists have been studying the effects of Paraquat exposure on humans. From one study to the next, these researchers have concluded that such exposure puts a person at greater risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. It is devastating news for farmers who regularly apply this popular herbicide and endure prolonged exposure to its dangerous properties.

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