Posts Tagged 'Johnson & Johnson'

Record-breaking Mesh Verdict Handed Down in Philadelphia

philadelphia awards record breaking mesh verdict against ethiconJohnson & Johnson’s Ethicon manufacturing unit suffered a staggering loss in a Philadelphia courtroom recently when a jury awarded Ella Ebaugh $57 million for the pain and injury she suffered as the result of a pelvic mesh implant.

“I had five children and that’s what weakened my pelvic floor muscles,” Ebaugh said in an interview with the local CBS affiliate. To strengthen her pelvic wall and help ...

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California Jury Awards $417 Million to Woman in J&J Talc Case

$417 million awarded to plaintiff in Johnson & Johnson talc caseA Los Angeles jury has awarded $417 million to a woman claiming that talc in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder caused her to develop ovarian cancer. The amount surpasses the combined total of what Missouri juries have awarded four separate plaintiffs in similar cases.

In her suit, Eva Echeverria says that she developed ovarian cancer as a “proximate result of the unreasonably dangerous ...

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Xarelto Bellwether Cases Inch Closer to Court Dates

more xarelto cases set for trialIn 2011, the FDA approved a drug that many hoped would be the first step forward in blood thinning medication since Coumadin’s debut in the 1960s: Xarelto.

Created by Johnson & Johnson and Bayer, Xarelto has been responsible for over $3.2 billion in profits for its manufacturers and developers. It has also become Bayer’s top-selling medication ever. Yet despite its successes on paper, the reality is that more than 18,000 plaintiffs ...

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Litigation Continues Over Defective Johnson & Johnson Transvaginal Mesh

transvaginal mesh lawsuits continueJohnson & Johnson and their Ethicon unit face another defective medical device lawsuit in Philadelphia over their transvaginal mesh products. Sharon Beltz claims that she was injured by a pelvic mesh device because of alleged oversights in the manufacturing process. Opening statements have taken place in the city’s Court of Common Pleas.

Nearly five years ago, Johnson & Johnson voluntarily pulled four lines of mesh products from shelves after facing ...

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Johnson & Johnson’s 2016 Was Worse Than Yours

johnson & johnson had a very bad 2016From around September of last year right up until the ball dropped New Year’s Eve, you couldn’t go a day without hearing someone lament just how terrible the year wound up being. From celebrity deaths and other shocking world events to an increasingly hostile political environment, 2016 was the year that everyone simply wanted to forget.

The corporate world had its share of upheaval as well, but one ...

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J&J Talc Cases Continue To Make Their Way through Courts

talc cancer cases continue through courtsA St. Louis jury has rejected a woman’s case that claimed she contracted ovarian and uterine cancer because of long-term use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder, according to U.S. News. The jury voted 11-1 against the plaintiff, Nora Daniels, who claimed to have used the product continually for three and a half decades.

Previous St. Louis juries had awarded nearly $200 million to plaintiffs in similar suits. Gwen ...

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