Posts Tagged 'talcum powder'

Appeals in Johnson & Johnson Talc Cases Begin Making Waves for Plaintiffs

talc appeals hit courtsThis past August, a California jury passed down a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson for failing to properly warn consumers about the dangers associated with its talc products. At the time of the ruling, a spokesperson for the corporation said J&J would challenge the penalty because “science supports the safety of” regular use of its products containing talc.

Now, the company has begun the appeal process for challenging ...

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California Jury Awards $417 Million to Woman in J&J Talc Case

$417 million awarded to plaintiff in Johnson & Johnson talc caseA Los Angeles jury has awarded $417 million to a woman claiming that talc in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder caused her to develop ovarian cancer. The amount surpasses the combined total of what Missouri juries have awarded four separate plaintiffs in similar cases.

In her suit, Eva Echeverria says that she developed ovarian cancer as a “proximate result of the unreasonably dangerous ...

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Johnson & Johnson’s 2016 Was Worse Than Yours

johnson & johnson had a very bad 2016From around September of last year right up until the ball dropped New Year’s Eve, you couldn’t go a day without hearing someone lament just how terrible the year wound up being. From celebrity deaths and other shocking world events to an increasingly hostile political environment, 2016 was the year that everyone simply wanted to forget.

The corporate world had its share of upheaval as well, but one ...

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J&J Talc Cases Continue To Make Their Way through Courts

talc cancer cases continue through courtsA St. Louis jury has rejected a woman’s case that claimed she contracted ovarian and uterine cancer because of long-term use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder, according to U.S. News. The jury voted 11-1 against the plaintiff, Nora Daniels, who claimed to have used the product continually for three and a half decades.

Previous St. Louis juries had awarded nearly $200 million to plaintiffs in similar suits. Gwen ...

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J&J Talc Cases Look for New Life in New Jersey Court

johnson and johnson talc ovarian cancer cases go back to trialTwo New Jersey plaintiffs are seeking to reinstate their cases against Johnson & Johnson, claiming they developed ovarian cancer as a result of using the company’s Shower to Shower product line.

Superior Court Judge Nelson Johnson initially threw out the cases of Diana Balderrama and Brandi Carl because he rejected the expert testimony presented on their behalf. In their appeal, the plaintiffs assert Judge Johnson “misapplied the ...

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Consolidation Sought in J&J Talc Powder Cases

talc powder plaintiffs seek consolidationMore than $100 million has been awarded to plaintiffs accusing Johnson & Johnson of failing to take action after a potential link was discovered between talc powder and ovarian cancer. Yet, the company continues to manufacture talc-based products and insists that the ingredient is safe.

Attention was first drawn to talc when it was removed from J&J baby powders in the 1970s. Talc was quietly replaced with corn starch, but other products maintained ...

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