White Heart Legal Icon

Injured by a Drug or Medical Device? White Heart Legal is Here to Help. Click Here

Toggle Menu

The Hot Tort Report: August 2022

The Hottest in Mass Tort Spending in July 2022

Featured Tort

Camp Lejeune

Subscribe to the Monthly Hot Tort Report:

What’s the Tort News?

Published: August 4, 2022. TV spend from multiple sources for a recent 30 day period.

If you have any questions, please contact Bails at bails@whitehardt.com

#1 Camp Lejeune – $30,346,000

With more than $30 million in spending, Camp Lejeune has secured the number one spot on our list by a landslide. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act passed through Congress on Tuesday, August 2, and President Biden is expected to sign it on Monday, August 8, so it looks like this tort is going to be a huge opportunity for investment in the coming months.

CPL: $750
CPA: $1,800 (doesn’t include Contract Services)

Criteria: Injured party resided, worked, or was otherwise exposed to the water supply at Camp Lejeune (including in utero exposure) for 30 days or more (consecutive or nonconsecutive); AND Exposure occurred between 1953 and 1987; AND Injured party was diagnosed with one or more of the following injuries after exposure: Cancer (Bladder cancer, Breast cancer, Esophageal cancer, Kidney cancer, Leukemia, Liver cancer, Lung cancer, Multiple myeloma, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma), Female infertility, Hepatic steatosis, Miscarriage, Myelodysplastic syndromes, Neurobehavioral effects, Parkinson’s disease, Renal toxicity, Scleroderma.

Request a Customized Quote

#2 Mesothelioma – $5,741,000

Despite falling to the number two spot this month, Mesothelioma still saw an increase in spending. If you’re looking to invest, this is a tried and true opportunity to get on board with.

For metrics such as CPA, CPL, and criteria, please contact us.

Request a Customized Quote

#3 Hernia Mesh – $1,319,000

After a dip down to number four last month, Hernia Mesh is back up to the number three spot with a big increase in spending. This tort has consistently been at the top of our list, so it could be a great opportunity if you’re looking to invest.

CPL: $400
CPA: $665

Criteria: Hernia mesh surgery from 2000-current and suffered from one of the following: Perforation, Bowel Obstruction, Mesh Erosion, Mesh Contraction, Torn Mesh, Sepsis/Infection, Granuloma, Adhesion, Dehiscence that resulted in a removal/repair, scheduled or future removal/repair. If injured party is deceased, the death occurred within the last 3 years, and cause of death is related.

Request a Customized Quote.

#4 Infant Formula — $907,000

This was another consistent month of increased spending on infant formula cases. Back in April, an NEC baby formula class action lawsuit was filed in federal court and cases were consolidated into an MDL. So we’re keeping an eye on this one to see if spending continues to increase as these lawsuits progress.

CPL: $1,400 – $3,300
CPA: $2,800 – $6,600

Criteria: Infant was fed cow-milk based formula (okay if unsure of brand) and was diagnosed with NEC or one of the following: Intestinal Perforation, Sepsis, Gastrointestinal/Bowel Problems, Cerebral Palsy, Neurological Conditions, Other serious/lasting injuries.

Request a Customized Quote.

#5 Talcum Powder – $806,000

Talcum spending saw a somewhat significant drop this month, down from number two to number five. We’ll be keeping a close eye on this tort in the coming months to see if this trend continues or if spending picks back up.

CPL: $600 – $1,500
CPA: $1,200 – $3,000

Criteria: Used J&J Talcum Baby Powder or Shower to Shower usage for at least 4 years and was diagnosed with one of the following cancers: ovarian, endometrial/uterine, cervical, fallopian, vulvar, or leiomyosarcoma.

Request a Customized Quote.

#6 Tylenol® – $720,000

Tylenol® spend is new on our radar this month, but it’s picking up speed as lawyers have begun reviewing cases. We’ll be keeping an eye on this one in the coming months as the status of these claims progress.

CPL: $50
CPA: $150

Criteria: Took Tylenol®, Excedrin, DayQuil or NyQuil while pregnant. Tylenol®, Acetaminophen, or Paracetamol must have been taken before and during the third trimester of pregnancy, AND child diagnosed with one of the following: Autism, ASD, Asperger’s, PDD-NOS, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, ADHD. If the child is currently under 18 years old, the mother must be the legal guardian/pursuing claim on the injured party’s behalf. If not under 18, the injured party must be younger than 29 & the mother must be willing to assist with the case.

Request a Customized Quote.

#7 Zantac® – $669,000

Despite dropping from number five to number seven on the list, we’re seeing spending pick back up for Zantac® for the third month in a row. The first trials for Zantac® lawsuits are set to begin in October 2022, so it will be interesting to see how spending is impacted in the coming months!

CPL: $600 – $1,300
CPA: $1,330 – $3,000

Criteria:  Took Zantac® or Ranitidine for at least 3 months; Diagnosed with Prostate, Pancreatic, Esophageal, Stomach/Gastric, Breast, Liver, Bladder, Colorectal, Intestine, Kidney, or Thyroid cancers between the year 2000 and today.

Request a Customized Quote.

#8 Birth Injury – $645,000

Birth Injury saw a nice increase of roughly $200,000 in spending this month. With some new mass torts coming into the picture, it will be interesting to see if this tort can keep up in the coming months.

For metrics such as CPA, CPL, and criteria, please contact us.

Request a Customized Quote

#9 Sexual Abuse – $398,000

As a newer tort on our radar, we’re keeping a close look on spending on sexual abuse cases. We have seen a consistent increase in spending each month, so we’ll continue to monitor whether or not it continues to pick up speed.

For metrics such as CPA, CPL, and criteria, please contact us.

Request a Customized Quote

#10 Paraquat – $316,000

We’ve seen a somewhat significant drop off in Paraquat spending over the past couple of months. Down from number seven to number ten this month, we’ll be keeping an eye out to see if Paraquat spending continues down this path or if it picks back up in the coming months.

CPL: $1,000 – $1,700
CPA: $2,200 – $3,775

Criteria: Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease or experiencing Parkinson’s-like symptoms after being exposed to Paraquat.

Request a Customized Quote

Request a Custom Quote

Put our proven, results-driven team behind your quest for success.