Product News and Recalls

Philly Jury Awards Over $40 Million in J&J Mesh Verdict

philadelphia jury award over 40 million in Johnson and johnson mesh verdictJohnson & Johnson and its subsidiary company Ethicon were hit with a $41 million vaginal mesh verdict last month. Of that amount, some $25 million was awarded in punitive damages against the company.

The plaintiff had undergone surgery to implant the device in 2007. Since implantation, she has suffered numerous debilitating side effects including pain and discomfort, bleeding, infections, and pain during sex. ...

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Massive J&J Verdict Survives First Test

judge leaves multi-billion dollar Johnson & Johnson verdict untouchedIn a previous post, we discussed the $4.7 billion verdict recently awarded to 22 plaintiffs who claimed that asbestos present in Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder caused them to develop ovarian cancer. The verdict was one of the largest in history and sent J&J stock tumbling. Even in the face of such a verdict, J&J remained steadfast and even defiant in its tone. The company issued statement ...

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J&J Cancer Trials Set to Triple in 2019

2019 promises to be a challenging year for Johnson & JohnsonIf Johnson & Johnson investors and company executives thought 2018 was bad, they may not have seen anything yet. With a massive verdict of over $4 billion leading the way and more than 10,000 additional lawsuits waiting the wings, J&J finds itself in a battle to not only reclaim its wholesome and trustworthy image, but perhaps even in a battle for its very ...

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Staying Safe at Home During Winter

a carbon monoxide detector is a critical part of staying safe at home during winter monthsWe discussed the dangers and challenges of winter driving in a previous post and how a little bit of prevention and preparation can go a long way toward keeping you safe as you make your way from point A to point B. But how much thought have you given to your preparations at home? Sometimes the familiarity of home allows us ...

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Why is it So Difficult to Get Your Own Medical Records?

The vast majority of human knowledge is now searchable and accessible via everything from a device in your pocket you can tap on to speaker in your kitchen you can talk to. Quantities of information that would have taken days or weeks to move in the past are now transferred in seconds or just a few minutes. It is difficult to quantify how far we have come in our ability to store, process, access, and move ...

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Textured Breast Implants Officially Off the European Market

textured breast implants no longer available on European marketFrench health regulators have officially suspended their approval of the use of textured breast implants. The move means that the implants, which differ from the smooth-surfaced implants more widely used throughout the United States, are effectively no longer available anywhere in Europe. 

Textured breast implants have been implicated as a possible cause of a specific type of lymphoma. The disease, formally known as breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma, is ...

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