Posts Tagged 'uterine cancer'

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 ...

continue reading...

Ethicon Power Morcellator Lawsuits Consolidated in Kansas

power morcellator lawsuits consolidated into mdlSix federal power morcellator lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit have been centralized in a multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation held in its October 15 transfer order that the cases all involved common questions of fact, and that centralization would promote more just and efficient litigation.

Laparoscopic power morcellators are a type of medical ...

continue reading...

One of First Power Morcellator Lawsuits Settled

morcellator case settled for undisclosed amountThe Wall Street Journal reports that one of the first power morcellator lawsuits filed, and what would have been the first to proceed to trial, has been settled out of federal court for an undisclosed amount. The power morcellator lawsuit was filed in May of last year against medical device manufacturer LiNA Medical. The plaintiff, whose wife died of uterine cancer after a power morcellator procedure, claimed that the ...

continue reading...