Posts Tagged 'Johnson & Johnson'

First Trial Scheduled in Opioid MDL

Judge Polster schedules opioid MDL for March 2019 startThe judge overseeing the MDL that seeks to hold drug manufacturers and distributors responsible for their roles in the nation’s ongoing opioid abuse epidemic has scheduled the first cases in the litigation for trial. If all goes to plan, some very serious questions might start seeing answers beginning in March of next year.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Polster had, to this point, sought to get ...

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UPDATE: Jury Issues Striking Punitive Damage Award in J&J Talc Asbestos Case

jury issues 80 million dollar punitive verdict in Johnson baby powder asbestos caseThe jury that found that asbestos present in Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based powder products led to a man’s mesothelioma has awarded the plaintiff an additional $80 million in punitive damages.

New Jersey resident Stephen Lanzo claimed that his use of the company’s talc powders since his birth in 1972 resulted in long-term exposure to asbestos fibers. Now diagnosed with mesothelioma, Lanzo already ...

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Ovarian Cancer No Longer Sole Concern with Talc Use

Johnson and Johnson talc linked to asbestos mesothelioma riskJohnson & Johnson, the world’s largest healthcare products company, has been embroiled in a number of lawsuits alleging that the talc contained in its feminine hygiene products causes ovarian cancer when used over time. At issue is the main ingredient found in products like Shower to Shower which was heavily marketed to women, particularly in the 1980s.

The lawsuits allege that the talc, when frequently applied to the genital ...

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Another Johnson & Johnson Unit, Another Recall

johnson & Johnson's sterilmed unit focus of class 1 recallWhile Johnson & Johnson might be a household name, the names of its subsidiary units are a bit less well known. Names like Ethicon and DePuy fly under the radar for all but those that have been negatively affected by their products’ defects while Johnson & Johnson remains known as the makers of the “no more tears” baby shampoo.

But another Johnson & Johnson unit now finds itself ...

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New IVC Filter Lawsuits Filed in California

new ivc filter lawsuits filed in CaliforniaJohnson & Johnson subsidiary company Cordis Corporation was sued by seven new plaintiffs represented by Lopez McHugh attorneys in California this month over claims that their TrapEase and OptEase IVC filter devices were faulty and led to serious injuries and a fatality.

IVC filters are small wire devices that resemble a spider. Placed within the inferior vena cava, the wire fingers of the device are designed to ...

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Canadian Mesh Campaign Leader Dies at 42

“This is insane. To almost be on your death bed (sic) at only 42 because of mesh. It’s not right.”

These are the words that Ontario, Canada resident Christina Brajcic typed from her hospital bed in a Facebook post on October 29th, 2017. The wife and mother of two was gone just one month later. And many believe that sepsis incurred as a complication from her Johnson & Johnson mesh device was the ultimate cause.

Mrs. Brajcic’s battle began when she had ...

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