Plaintiffs Appealing Defense Verdicts in the First Bellwether Trials Over Xarelto

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Plaintiffs appealing defense verdicts in the first bellwether trials over the blood thinner Xarelto are fighting back against an attempt by the drug manufacturers to toss out all 20,000 cases in federal court on federal pre-emption grounds. Plaintiffs had appealed verdicts in three bellwether trials before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, insisting that […]

U.S. Senator Murray Demands Information from Johnson & Johnson Following Reports of Cover Up of Potential Asbestos in Baby Powder

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Murray demands answers from Johnson & Johnson CEO following Reuters report indicating the company covered up potential asbestos in its baby powder for decades. Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Senator Patty Murray, (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, sent a letter to Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & […]

Expert witness David Egilman wins billions—and makes enemies—as he fights companies over public health

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By Douglas Starr, Jan. 24, 2019 In a St. Louis, Missouri, courtroom last summer, David Egilman testified in a lawsuit filed by 22 women who claimed to have contracted ovarian cancer from exposure to Johnson & Johnson (J&J) baby powder. Like millions of women before them, they had dusted their babies with the powder and used it […]