Posts Tagged 'Johnson & Johnson'

J&J Settles Talc Asbestos Mesothelioma Case for $2 Million

johnson and Johnson settles talc asbestos mesothelioma case for 2 million dollars“In litigation of every nature, there are one-off situations where settlement is a reasonable alternative.” This was the cover Johnson & Johnson spokeswoman Kim Montagnino chose to hide behind after the corporation settled the talc-based asbestos case of California plaintiff Linda O’Hagan for $2 million. According to those familiar with the dealings, the offer to settle was made by Johnson & ...

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Johnson & Johnson Loses $70 Million Risperdal Appeal

J&J loses Risperdal appealA Tennessee man’s $70 million Risperdal award will stand, and the case could be eligible for punitive damages as well. This was the verdict handed down by a Pennsylvania appeals court after Johnson & Johnson appealed the initial jury award and attempted to have the verdict reversed.

The loss of the appeal alone would be bad enough news for Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit. However, with ink ...

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Report: FDA Knew Talc Asbestos Was Problematic for Decades, Did Nothing Due to Industry Pressure

fda knew about talc asbestos for decades and did nothingWhile Johnson & Johnson was issuing denial after denial over the presence of mesothelioma-causing asbestos in its talc-based products, it was also attending meetings with federal regulators to discuss the presence of asbestos in its talc-based products. As recently as the latter months of 2018, officials from the FDA met at a D.C.-area hotel with talc industry executives for the purpose of figuring out how much asbestos ...

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Ethicon Recalls Surgical Stapler

ethicon recalls echelon flex staplersJohnson & Johnson’s Ethicon medical device division has recalled a line of surgical staplers over concerns that a part within the jawed hinge of the device may cause staples to be formed improperly. The units are from the Echelon Flex Endopath line and come in a variety of lengths. Echelon Flex staplers are single-use devices and are used for stapling internal tissues, generally during minimally invasive procedures.

Malformed staples in these situations can ...

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J&J Facing $8 Billion Jury Award in Risperdal Decision

jury awards 8 billion dollars in rispersal gynecomastia verdictWhen Nicholas Murray was awarded $1.75 million in compensatory damages over claims that Johnson & Johnson’s anti-psychotic medication Risperdal caused him to develop breast tissue, he had every reason to believe that his ordeal had finally begun to come to an end. Having been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, Murray’s psychiatrist put him on the medication off-label, which is to say that his doctor ...

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Expert Paid by Johnson & Johnson Finds Asbestos in J&J Baby Powder

J&J expert finds asbestos in Johnson's Baby PowderJohnson & Johnson has made it perfectly clear that it has no intention of publicly acknowledging the possibility that its Baby Powder product may contain asbestos. In what may be one of the best demonstrations of “deny, deny, deny” ever seen, the J&J refrain can almost be recited from memory at this point: “Johnson’s Baby Powder does not contain asbestos or cause cancer.” Even when faced with bombshell ...

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