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Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors Don’t Like Current MDL Judge; Ask for Replacement

drug companies seek removal of federal judge in opioid trialDefendants in the nation’s largest opioid litigation might be reconsidering their odds. If they were confident, they might not have asked for the removal of the federal judge tasked with overseeing thousands of consolidated lawsuits seeking to recover damages from drug makers and distributors for their role in perpetuating the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis.

That, however, is exactly what happened last month when household names like CVS and ...

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Oklahoma Judge Finds Johnson & Johnson Partially Responsible for Opioid Crisis

judge finds J&J responsible for part of US opioid abuse epidemicAs the opioid abuse epidemic continues to ravage the United States from coast to coast, states have spent untold millions of dollars dealing with the aftermath. From abuse prevention and treatment programs to emergency services, homeless shelters and advocacy, hospitals, and law enforcement, the cities and towns in these states have spent significant sums cleaning up the mess the drug companies have left behind; sums that ...

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J&J Talc Denials Now Focus of Criminal Probe

Johnson & Johnson talc denials now focus of criminal probeWhen it comes to denials of wrongdoing, few corporations come close to the vigor with which Johnson & Johnson officials have denied the presence of asbestos in their talc-based products. “Johnson & Johnson is committed to defending these cases based on the strong scientific evidence that talc does not cause cancer.” In another statement released after a jury awarded a plaintiff $300 million having found continue reading...

J&J Settles Washington State Pelvic Mesh Claim

Johnson and Johnson settles Washington state pelvic mesh lawsuitJust hours before Johnson & Johnson was set to defend itself from claims that it failed to properly inform the people of Washington State of the risks involved with the use of its pelvic mesh products, the corporation settled the case with the attorney general’s office for $9.9 million.

In agreeing to the settlement, J&J has admitted to no wrongdoing, but Washington State will now ...

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Latest Talc-Asbestos Case Adds $300 Million to J&J’s Losses

Johnson & Johnson loses another talc asbestos caseThe losses continue to pile up for the world’s largest healthcare goods manufacturer and a company that has staked its image and reputation on trustworthiness, wholesomeness, and products you can feel good about bringing home to your family. A New York jury, however, has peeled away yet another layer of that image and found the company responsible for a woman’s development of mesothelioma.

According to the ...

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3 Settlements, One Win Finish Turbulent March for J&J

J&J settles 3 talc asbestos casesJust two weeks after a California jury awarded a dying woman $29 million having decided that asbestos in talc used in Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder caused her to develop mesothelioma, the corporation finished an active month with a mixed record overall.

Three cases alleging the same link were waiting to be heard in state courts in Oklahoma, New York, and California. They were settled under confidential ...

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