Posts Tagged 'ovarian cancer'

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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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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New Mesothelioma Case Alleges Talc as the Cause

new cases alleges asbestos in talc powder and mesotheliomaA woman’s family is suing healthcare product manufacturing giant Johnson & Johnson over a fatal cancer she allegedly developed while using its talc-based products. However, unlike 6,000 other cases brought against J&J by women who developed cancer while using its talc products, the family of Bertila Boyd-Bostic did not sue because of an ovarian cancer diagnosis.

Boyd-Bostic’s case alleges that asbestos found in Johnson & Johnson’s ...

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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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