Posts Tagged 'Johnson & Johnson'

Medical Expert Offers Tips for Women to Avoid Talc

tips for avoiding talcThousands of cases are pending against Johnson & Johnson across the country, as plaintiffs claim the world’s largest home health goods company’s talc products cause ovarian cancer. Juries have awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in cases that have already been decided, though recent appeals won by J&J have made their own waves through courts.

Still, scientific studies do appear to have found a definitive link between talc and ovarian cancer. One even ...

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Appeals in Johnson & Johnson Talc Cases Begin Making Waves for Plaintiffs

talc appeals hit courtsThis past August, a California jury passed down a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson for failing to properly warn consumers about the dangers associated with its talc products. At the time of the ruling, a spokesperson for the corporation said J&J would challenge the penalty because “science supports the safety of” regular use of its products containing talc.

Now, the company has begun the appeal process for challenging ...

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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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