Posts Tagged 'talc powder'

Philly Jury Awards Over $40 Million in J&J Mesh Verdict

philadelphia jury award over 40 million in Johnson and johnson mesh verdictJohnson & Johnson and its subsidiary company Ethicon were hit with a $41 million vaginal mesh verdict last month. Of that amount, some $25 million was awarded in punitive damages against the company.

The plaintiff had undergone surgery to implant the device in 2007. Since implantation, she has suffered numerous debilitating side effects including pain and discomfort, bleeding, infections, and pain during sex. ...

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Massive J&J Verdict Survives First Test

judge leaves multi-billion dollar Johnson & Johnson verdict untouchedIn a previous post, we discussed the $4.7 billion verdict recently awarded to 22 plaintiffs who claimed that asbestos present in Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder caused them to develop ovarian cancer. The verdict was one of the largest in history and sent J&J stock tumbling. Even in the face of such a verdict, J&J remained steadfast and even defiant in its tone. The company issued statement ...

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J&J Cancer Trials Set to Triple in 2019

2019 promises to be a challenging year for Johnson & JohnsonIf Johnson & Johnson investors and company executives thought 2018 was bad, they may not have seen anything yet. With a massive verdict of over $4 billion leading the way and more than 10,000 additional lawsuits waiting the wings, J&J finds itself in a battle to not only reclaim its wholesome and trustworthy image, but perhaps even in a battle for its very ...

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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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