Posts Tagged 'asbestos'

New Mesothelioma Case Alleges Talc as the Cause

new cases alleges asbestos in talc powder and mesotheliomaA woman’s family is suing healthcare product manufacturing giant Johnson & Johnson over a fatal cancer she allegedly developed while using its talc-based products. However, unlike 6,000 other cases brought against J&J by women who developed cancer while using its talc products, the family of Bertila Boyd-Bostic did not sue because of an ovarian cancer diagnosis.

Boyd-Bostic’s case alleges that asbestos found in Johnson & Johnson’s ...

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UPDATE: Jury Issues Striking Punitive Damage Award in J&J Talc Asbestos Case

jury issues 80 million dollar punitive verdict in Johnson baby powder asbestos caseThe jury that found that asbestos present in Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based powder products led to a man’s mesothelioma has awarded the plaintiff an additional $80 million in punitive damages.

New Jersey resident Stephen Lanzo claimed that his use of the company’s talc powders since his birth in 1972 resulted in long-term exposure to asbestos fibers. Now diagnosed with mesothelioma, Lanzo already ...

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Ovarian Cancer No Longer Sole Concern with Talc Use

Johnson and Johnson talc linked to asbestos mesothelioma riskJohnson & Johnson, the world’s largest healthcare products company, has been embroiled in a number of lawsuits alleging that the talc contained in its feminine hygiene products causes ovarian cancer when used over time. At issue is the main ingredient found in products like Shower to Shower which was heavily marketed to women, particularly in the 1980s.

The lawsuits allege that the talc, when frequently applied to the genital ...

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Asbestos Concerns Linger Nearly 50 Years After First Warnings

concerns linger over mesothelioma risks and asbestosFew materials have affected entire industries quite like the scourge of asbestos. Used in everything from insulation to paint, asbestos changed the way we manufactured many of the items we would come to welcome into our homes with open arms.

As a spike in a new form of cancer emerged, however, it became obvious that a serious mistake had been made. Research would go on to show that even a small ...

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MO Court Reverses Ruling in Potentially Massive Asbestos Lawsuit

asbestos lawsuit allowed to continue in missouriThe Missouri Court of Appeals has reversed a ruling that denied class certification in a five-year-old asbestos lawsuit brought against Jackson County and a contractor. The lawsuit was filed in 2010 on behalf of thousands of people potentially exposed to asbestos in the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City. The new ruling will allow anyone who worked in the courthouse for more than two consecutive weeks or for 80 ...

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Asbestos is Still Widely Promoted in Asia as a Product for the Poor

While most of the world recognizes the severe negative health effects of asbestos exposure, the industry continues to thrive in India, where executives claim the materials are suitable for building in poorer regions. An article in Business Insider recounts that industry leaders continue to deny the negative health consequences from exposure to asbestos. India is now the world’s biggest importer of the deadly mineral, where asbestos is now a $2 billion industry and still growing.

The ...

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