Posts Tagged 'Johnson & Johnson'

Did Johnson & Johnson Target Black Women with Asbestos-Contaminated Talc?

did johnson & johnson target Black communities with asbestos-laden talcThe legal battle over the presence of asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talc products took an insidious turn last month as a Black women’s group accused the world’s largest healthcare goods manufacturer of deliberately targeting Black communities with asbestos-laden talc products. The National Council of Negro Women offered the frequently found free samples of talc powder at neighborhood beauty salons and the company’s radio ...

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Johnson & Johnson Exploring Bankruptcy Protection over Talc Asbestos Claims

johnson & johnson exploring texas two step bankruptcy to protect against asbestos lossesIt doesn’t take a long memory to recall a time when Johnson & Johnson might have been one of the most trusted pharmaceutical and health care brands in the world. The company’s marketing was the epitome of wholesomeness – adorable babies, “No Tears” shampoos, healthy families, “ouchless” Band-Aids. Throw in a slice of apple pie and its public relations campaigns were nothing short of ...

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Various Neutrogena and Aveeno Sunscreens Recalled in Latest Benzene Fallout

neutrogena and aveeno sunscreens latest in benzene contamination discoveryJohnson & Johnson recently announced the voluntary recall of a number of its aerosol-based sunscreens as a result of ongoing concerns over benzene contamination of the products. The sunscreens in question are all aerosols and fall within the corporation’s Neutrogena and Aveeno product lines.

Benzene is a known human carcinogen, or a product that is known to cause cancer. And, while exposure to benzene on a ...

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Johnson & Johnson Loses $2.2 Billion Talc Asbestos Appeal

johnson & johnson loses 2 billion dollar talc asbestos appealThe Missouri Supreme Court declined to overturn a June 23 state appeals court decision that itself had allowed a July 2018 multi-billion dollar verdict to stand against Johnson & Johnson. The company was found liable for 22 women’s development of ovarian cancer. The diagnoses were argued to be the result of the presence of asbestos fibers in talc powder; an allegation long-since denied ...

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BASF Agrees to Talc Asbestos Settlement

BASF settles talc asbestos lawsuitWith close to 20,000 cases pending against it, Johnson & Johnson may be the first wrong-doer to come to mind when it comes to the risk of asbestos contamination of the nation’s talc-based products. It is, however, far from the only culprit.

One of the others, German chemical company BASF, recently agreed to pay $72.5 million in its own settlement while simultaneously avoiding the admission of any wrongdoing whatsoever ...

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Multibillion Dollar Talc Award Cut, but Verdict Stands

verdict stands in J&J appealIt was the sixth largest financial award in the history of the country’s legal system. And while it has been cut in half by a Missouri appeals court, its implications for ongoing talc litigation are significant.

When a St. Louis jury awarded 22 women over $4.5 billion after finding that asbestos present in Johnson & Johnson talc-based hygiene products like Shower to Shower was responsible for their development of ovarian cancer, the ...

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