Product News and Recalls

J&J Settles Washington State Pelvic Mesh Claim

Johnson and Johnson settles Washington state pelvic mesh lawsuitJust hours before Johnson & Johnson was set to defend itself from claims that it failed to properly inform the people of Washington State of the risks involved with the use of its pelvic mesh products, the corporation settled the case with the attorney general’s office for $9.9 million.

In agreeing to the settlement, J&J has admitted to no wrongdoing, but Washington State will now ...

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Latest Talc-Asbestos Case Adds $300 Million to J&J’s Losses

Johnson & Johnson loses another talc asbestos caseThe losses continue to pile up for the world’s largest healthcare goods manufacturer and a company that has staked its image and reputation on trustworthiness, wholesomeness, and products you can feel good about bringing home to your family. A New York jury, however, has peeled away yet another layer of that image and found the company responsible for a woman’s development of mesothelioma.

According to the ...

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As Women Call for Action, FDA Continues “Assessment” of Breast Implant Cancer Risk

FDA continues assessment of breast implant cancer riskA growing number of women are being diagnosed with a form of breast cancer linked to breast implants, and the calls for lawsuits and legislative action or regulation are rising.

16 deaths may already be associated with the condition known as BIA-ALCL or breast-implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma. U.S. diagnoses of the cancer are now up to 457 from a previous high of 414. Over ...

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Military Doctors Keep Malpractice Protection

military doctors continue to be shielded from medical malpractice lawsuitsFor the vast majority of us, our doctors are held to account not only by the high standards put forth by their educational and certifying organizations, but by the knowledge that we, ourselves, can take action against them for their misdeeds. Accidents are bound to happen at one point or another, but when an incident strays into actual malpractice, we as patients are able to bring the ...

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CA Jury Delivers $2B “Punch-in-the-Gut” Roundup Cancer Verdict

bayer Monsanto lose third consecutive roundup trialBayer AG lost its third consecutive Roundup cancer verdict, and the amount the jury awarded dwarfs the total of the past two verdicts combined. Jurors in an Oakland, California courtroom awarded each side of a California couple $1 billion in punitive damages over accusations that their decades-long use of Roundup on their property led to both of them developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

One juror told reporters that the massive $2 billion verdict ...

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New Jersey Moves to Extend Statute of Limitations for Sex Abuse Cases

New Jersey extends statute of limitations for sex abuse casesNew Jersey has joined a growing number of states that are giving power to the voices of those who were sexually abused as children at the hands of the clergy and organizational leaders tasked with teaching them and keeping them safe. While study after study has shown that it can take years – if not decades – for a victim to come to grips with their abuse ...

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