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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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Report: FDA Knew Talc Asbestos Was Problematic for Decades, Did Nothing Due to Industry Pressure

fda knew about talc asbestos for decades and did nothingWhile Johnson & Johnson was issuing denial after denial over the presence of mesothelioma-causing asbestos in its talc-based products, it was also attending meetings with federal regulators to discuss the presence of asbestos in its talc-based products. As recently as the latter months of 2018, officials from the FDA met at a D.C.-area hotel with talc industry executives for the purpose of figuring out how much asbestos ...

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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...

3 Settlements, One Win Finish Turbulent March for J&J

J&J settles 3 talc asbestos casesJust two weeks after a California jury awarded a dying woman $29 million having decided that asbestos in talc used in Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder caused her to develop mesothelioma, the corporation finished an active month with a mixed record overall.

Three cases alleging the same link were waiting to be heard in state courts in Oklahoma, New York, and California. They were settled under confidential ...

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