Government Experts Urge New Talc Testing Standards Amid Asbestos Worries

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An expert panel formed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has endorsed asbestos testing standards for cosmetics that reject long-held industry positions and reflect those of public health authorities and experts for thousands of plaintiffs who allege contaminated talc products caused their cancers. The most significant recommendation from the panel of government experts is […]

Johnson & Johnson Faces Latest Talc Trials In Missouri and California

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CVN screenshot of plaintiff attorney Moshe Maimon delivering his opening statement in Alameda County Oakland, CA – Opening statements took place Monday in California state court at the latest Johnson & Johnson talc/mesothelioma lawsuit to go to trial, while jury selection began Wednesday in Missouri state court at the second ovarian cancer talc trial since […]

Juul Says Its Focus Was Smokers, but It Targeted Young Nonsmokers

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By Julie Creswell and Sheila Kaplan, New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — In the face of mounting investigations, subpoenas and lawsuits, Juul Labs has insisted that it never marketed or knowingly sold its trendy e-cigarettes and flavored nicotine pods to teenagers. As youth vaping soared and “juuling” became a high school craze, the company’s top executives have stood firm in […]

Ousted Juul Executive Claims Vaping Firm Refused To Recall 1 Million Contaminated Pods

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Topline: A former executive at embattled e-cigarette firm Juul has alleged in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday that the company knew it had sold 1 million contaminated pods to consumers and retailers but did not inform them. Former senior VP of global finance Siddharth Breja claims that he was “inappropriately terminated” after he internally flagged […]

Philly Jury Hits Vein Filter Co. With $34M Defect Award

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A Philadelphia jury returned a $33.7 million verdict on Monday after agreeing that Rex Medical LP had defectively designed a clot-catching vein filter that perforated a major blood vessel and became permanently lodged inside a woman’s body. Jurors sided with claims from Georgia resident Tracy Reed-Brown that defects in Rex’s so-called Option filter, which was […]

California Jury Returns $40 Million Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

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A California woman suffering from mesothelioma has prevailed in the latest talc trial against Johnson & Johnson, following six days of jury deliberation that ended Friday when the jury awarded her $40 million in damages. Nancy Cabibi, 71, of Hasuer, Idaho, and her husband Phil sued Johnson & Johnson makers of Johnson’s Baby Powder, following her pleural mesothelioma diagnosis in 2017. […]