Posts Tagged 'baby powder'

Missouri Court Reverses $55 Million Talc Cancer Verdict

talc cancer verdict reversedA Missouri appellate court rejected a previous jury’s $55 million award in the case of a South Dakota woman who alleged that it was talc-based powders; including Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder, that allegedly led to her development of ovarian cancer. The tossing of the verdict was not, however, a referendum on whether the allegations were accurate. Instead, the court threw out the verdict because of new mandates and limitations ...

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Talc Ovarian Cancer Claims Lead to Asbestos Settlement

talc ovarian cancer claim leads to asbestos settlement22 women suing Johnson & Johnson talc supplier Imerys over claims that its talc caused their ovarian cancer have settled an asbestos claim with the company before trial. The terms of the settlement are confidential, but the amount is known to be at least $5 million.

While some may be quick to see this as a significant step toward establishing evidence of the presence of the dangerous ...

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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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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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