Product News and Recalls

J&J Settles Talc Asbestos Mesothelioma Case for $2 Million

johnson and Johnson settles talc asbestos mesothelioma case for 2 million dollars“In litigation of every nature, there are one-off situations where settlement is a reasonable alternative.” This was the cover Johnson & Johnson spokeswoman Kim Montagnino chose to hide behind after the corporation settled the talc-based asbestos case of California plaintiff Linda O’Hagan for $2 million. According to those familiar with the dealings, the offer to settle was made by Johnson & ...

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Bayer Seeking Reversal of Hardeman Roundup Cancer Verdict

bayer seeks reversal of hardeman roundup cancer verdictNot content with a $55 million reduction in the amount it was ordered to pay California resident Edwin Hardeman for causing him to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Bayer has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to reverse the remaining $25 million in the verdict. According to Reuters, the corporation maintains that the Hardeman verdict “defied regulatory findings and sound science” and ...

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It’s Becoming Pretty Obvious that Juul Targeted Kids

2 investigative reports show intense marketing of Juul to childrenThey say there’s no such thing as bad publicity, but the final months of 2019 might have people at Juul thinking otherwise. Two new investigative reports released late last year, one from The New York Times and the other from Reuters, lay out powerful arguments indicating that Juul was never intended solely to be a smoking cessation aid or an alternative to traditional cigarettes. In fact, the ...

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Lands’ End Sued Over Toxic “Passport Plum” Uniforms

Lands' End sued over toxic Delta Airlines uniformsMore than 500 current and former employees of Delta Air Lines have sued Lands’ End over illnesses and health conditions they claim they acquired as a result of wearing the company’s clothing. According to the Associated Press, the plaintiffs include “flight attendants, customer service agents, ramp agents or anyone else required to wear the Passport Plum uniforms.”

The uniforms became standard issue at Delta after being ...

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California Braces for New Catholic Sex Abuse Cases

new CA law extends church sex abuse statute of limitationsThe new year brought a new law to California’s books that extends the statute of limitations for survivors of childhood sexual assault and abuse to age 40 from its previous limit of 26. The law was spearheaded by Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez. Gonzalez’s law follows a series of moves by municipalities across the country to give survivors more time to process and try to come to terms ...

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Why Was the FDA Keeping a Secret Database of Medical Device Injuries?

secret FDA database of medical device errors exposedAccording to the mission statement published on its website, the FDA “is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.”

One has to wonder then how an agency charged with such an important task can justify the existence of ...

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