Posts Tagged 'talc'

Talc, Asbestos, and the Johnson & Johnson Verdict: What Does it All Mean?

more information about Johnson and Johnson talc powder and ovarian cancer lawsuitsThe issue of the possible dangers posed by talc-based products has become rather complicated over the past few months. As a result, we wanted to take a moment to review the current goings-on, touch on the multiple facets that are now involved, and offer a bit of analysis.

What began as questions over talc’s culpability in causing ovarian cancer has since become something so much larger. ...

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Baby Powder Contained Asbestos and J&J Knew It All Along

internal documents show Johnson & Johnson baby powder contained asbestos and the company knew about itIn the news world, there are stories and then there are bombshells. And when it comes to dropping bombshells, Reuters may have gone all the way to thermonuclear this month. The news agency has released an investigative report that states categorically that not only did Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder sometimes contain asbestos, but the corporation knew about it and actively worked ...

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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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