Product News and Recalls

Johnson & Johnson Talc Asbestos Case Ends in Mistrial

Johnson's baby powder asbestos case ends in mistrialThe Johnson & Johnson talc asbestos case filed by the family of Bertila Boyd-Bostic has ended in a mistrial as the jury in the case was unable to reach a unanimous decision.

The South Carolina case was filed by Boyd-Bostic’s family. Ms. Boyd-Bostic died at the age of just 30 after developing a rare form of mesothelioma which resulted in cancer of the lining of her heart. ...

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New Report Heightens Concerns Over Chemicals in Military Base Drinking Water

report heightens concerns over military base water contaminationA report issued by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) concludes that so-called “safe” levels of chemicals found to be contaminating the water supplies around domestic military bases are one-tenth of the amount allowed by EPA guidelines. Concerns over the report’s conclusions were only amplified when it was revealed that; citing fears of a “PR nightmare,” the Trump White House and EPA took ...

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Citing PR “Nightmare,” Government Hides Report on Military Water Contamination

White House and EPA hide report on military water contaminationIt has been one of the oldest, most overly-used tropes in the book. As the intended stewards of our nation’s natural resources, the Environmental Protection Agency has fought for decades against the notion that it puts owls over people; that it somehow values a small, previously unheard-of rodent over the potential impact of hundreds or thousands of jobs.

While the EPA’s regulations have put the brakes on initiatives ...

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California Bedbug Case Leads to Big Verdict, Permanent Scars

California bedbug case leads to million dollar verdictTwo years after moving into their Inglewood, California apartment, the Martinez family awoke one morning to the horrific sight of their then three-year-old son covered from head to toe in red spots. After a trip to the hospital, the diagnosis was in: the spots were bug bites. The question was what kind of bugs.

After a thorough search of their home, the family isolated the issue. Like so many other ...

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Cook IVC Filter Trial Results in $1 Million Verdict

cook IVC filter trial leads to million dollar verdictA Houston jury awarded a plaintiff $1.2 million in a suit brought as a result of the failure of a Cook Medical “Celect” series IVC filter. This is the third trial the company has faced over allegations that the devices are prone to migration, breakage, and perforation of vital tissues and organs.

IVC filters are small, spider-like devices that are placed in the inferior vena cava. ...

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Georgia Bellwether IVC Filter Case Results in Win for Bard

bard wins Georgia ivc filter caseAs over 3,000 Bard IVC filter failure lawsuits await trial, one of the cases chosen as a model and indicator for the direction of the others has resulted in a defeat for the plaintiff. Savannah, Georgia resident Doris Jones’ case was, along with four others, to serve as a bellwether trial to help both sides determine proper terms for a settlement. And while the first case in that ...

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