Posts Tagged 'asbestos'

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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Talc, Asbestos, and the Johnson & Johnson Verdict: What Does it All Mean?

more information about Johnson and Johnson talc powder and ovarian cancer lawsuitsThe issue of the possible dangers posed by talc-based products has become rather complicated over the past few months. As a result, we wanted to take a moment to review the current goings-on, touch on the multiple facets that are now involved, and offer a bit of analysis.

What began as questions over talc’s culpability in causing ovarian cancer has since become something so much larger. ...

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Baby Powder Contained Asbestos and J&J Knew It All Along

internal documents show Johnson & Johnson baby powder contained asbestos and the company knew about itIn the news world, there are stories and then there are bombshells. And when it comes to dropping bombshells, Reuters may have gone all the way to thermonuclear this month. The news agency has released an investigative report that states categorically that not only did Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder sometimes contain asbestos, but the corporation knew about it and actively worked ...

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Jury Sides with J&J in Talc Asbestos Case

Johnson and Johnson scores win in talc asbestos caseThe world’s largest healthcare products company scored a victory last week when a Eureka, California jury cleared it of all liability in a case claiming that asbestos in its talc-based baby powder products caused a woman to develop mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a specific type of lung cancer that has been intrinsically linked to asbestos particles. Widely used in various construction applications for its fireproofing capabilities, the ...

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A List of Lessons Not Yet Learned

The final days of summer have come to a close and thoughts are turning to cooler temperatures, holidays, and end-of-year celebrations. This also means that we’re taking a few moments to reflect on a year of news and posts that show the worst of what can happen when corporations and governments – two entities that, in many ways, have become indistinguishable from one another – put finance, profit, and politics over public safety.

It’s been a year of progress on many ...

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