Posts Tagged 'Johnson & Johnson'

Jury Sides with J&J in Talc Asbestos Case

Johnson and Johnson scores win in talc asbestos caseThe world’s largest healthcare products company scored a victory last week when a Eureka, California jury cleared it of all liability in a case claiming that asbestos in its talc-based baby powder products caused a woman to develop mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a specific type of lung cancer that has been intrinsically linked to asbestos particles. Widely used in various construction applications for its fireproofing capabilities, the ...

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A List of Lessons Not Yet Learned

The final days of summer have come to a close and thoughts are turning to cooler temperatures, holidays, and end-of-year celebrations. This also means that we’re taking a few moments to reflect on a year of news and posts that show the worst of what can happen when corporations and governments – two entities that, in many ways, have become indistinguishable from one another – put finance, profit, and politics over public safety.

It’s been a year of progress on many ...

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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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Ground-shaking Verdict Reached in J&J Talc Cancer Lawsuit

multi-billion dollar verdict ties asbestos and talc to ovarian cancerA St. Louis jury has reached a multi-billion-dollar verdict in a talc ovarian cancer lawsuit while simultaneously finding that it was asbestos in that talc that led to the onset of the plaintiffs’ cancer.

The verdict impacted the trading price of the world’s largest health care goods manufacturer, sending the stock down almost a full percentage point in the aftermath. The 22 plaintiffs in the case were awarded ...

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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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