Posts Tagged 'talcum powder'

J&J Talc Denials Now Focus of Criminal Probe

Johnson & Johnson talc denials now focus of criminal probeWhen it comes to denials of wrongdoing, few corporations come close to the vigor with which Johnson & Johnson officials have denied the presence of asbestos in their talc-based products. “Johnson & Johnson is committed to defending these cases based on the strong scientific evidence that talc does not cause cancer.” In another statement released after a jury awarded a plaintiff $300 million having found continue reading...

Latest Talc-Asbestos Case Adds $300 Million to J&J’s Losses

Johnson & Johnson loses another talc asbestos caseThe losses continue to pile up for the world’s largest healthcare goods manufacturer and a company that has staked its image and reputation on trustworthiness, wholesomeness, and products you can feel good about bringing home to your family. A New York jury, however, has peeled away yet another layer of that image and found the company responsible for a woman’s development of mesothelioma.

According to the ...

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Jury Rules J&J Talc Responsible for CA Woman’s Mesothelioma

Johnson & Johnson loses another talc asbestos mesothelioma case“We are disappointed with today’s verdict and will pursue an appeal because Johnson’s Baby Powder does not contain asbestos or cause cancer.” Another jury has found Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder responsible for a case of mesothelioma and another statement has been issued by the corporation denying that its products contain asbestos.

The verdict marks J&J’s seventh loss in the matter, and while overall results ...

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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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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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