Posts Tagged 'talc'

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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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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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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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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