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J&J Talc Cases Look for New Life in New Jersey Court

johnson and johnson talc ovarian cancer cases go back to trialTwo New Jersey plaintiffs are seeking to reinstate their cases against Johnson & Johnson, claiming they developed ovarian cancer as a result of using the company’s Shower to Shower product line.

Superior Court Judge Nelson Johnson initially threw out the cases of Diana Balderrama and Brandi Carl because he rejected the expert testimony presented on their behalf. In their appeal, the plaintiffs assert Judge Johnson “misapplied the ...

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Judge Cuts Billion Dollar Hip Verdict by Half

pinnacle hip implant jury award cutBoth sides made their case and the decision was left to the jury. That jury came back with its decision and a very powerful message. $30 million was to paid by Johnson & Johnson for damages sustained by the plaintiffs after receiving Pinnacle hip replacement implants. An additional $1 billion was to be paid in punitive damages.

That verdict was just one in a series of losses for the medical device ...

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Johnson & Johnson Stands By Pinnacle, Calls Latest Verdict Unfair

johnson & johnson calls 1 billion dollar hip implant lawsuit verdict unfairThe Pinnacle hip implant, last sold by Johnson & Johnson in 2013, still appears to have the full faith of the healthcare giant behind it. After going to trial and losing on multiple occasions, J&J is now questioning the fairness of the latest verdict given by a jury; a verdict that called for $1 billion in punitive damages to be levied against the company.

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Johnson & Johnson Loses Huge in Billion-Dollar Verdict

johnson & johnson loses billion dollar pinnacle hip decision“You got to know when to hold ‘em. Know when to fold ‘em. Know when to walk away, and know when to run.”

It’s pretty obvious that no one at Johnson & Johnson knows the words to Kenny Rodgers’ timeless advice-giving anthem “The Gambler.” If they did, they might have considered that pressing their defense of the Pinnacle hip replacement implant may lead them to another loss. In this ...

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Consolidation Sought in J&J Talc Powder Cases

talc powder plaintiffs seek consolidationMore than $100 million has been awarded to plaintiffs accusing Johnson & Johnson of failing to take action after a potential link was discovered between talc powder and ovarian cancer. Yet, the company continues to manufacture talc-based products and insists that the ingredient is safe.

Attention was first drawn to talc when it was removed from J&J baby powders in the 1970s. Talc was quietly replaced with corn starch, but other products maintained ...

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Texas Law Leads to Drop in Hip Implant Award

depuy hip implant award slashed on Texas lawA $500 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy hip implant unit was slashed by nearly $350 million, based primarily on a Texas statute that limits amounts that can be recovered in punitive damages.

Earlier this year, five plaintiffs were awarded half a billion dollars for complications stemming from the use of the Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant. $140 million was compensatory while $360 million was awarded as ...

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