Teary Plaintiff Tells Jury About Painful Cancer In J&J Talc Trial

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Dan Siegal reporting for Law 360.   A 61-year-old woman who says asbestos in talcum powder products made by Johnson & Johnson and Colgate-Palmolive caused her mesothelioma gave tearful testimony Monday to a California jury about her decades of talc use and the pain caused by her terminal cancer. At the beginning of the third week of trial in Alameda […]

As worries about Baby Powder’s safety mounted, J&J focused its pitches on minority, overweight women

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The company sought for decades to shore up weakening sales of its iconic talc with ads aimed at specific types of women – many of the same types who today are among those alleging in thousands of lawsuits that J&J powder caused their cancers. By CHRIS KIRKHAM and LISA GIRION   Filed April 9, 2019, 1 p.m. GMT LOS […]

J&J Hit With $29.5M Verdict In Latest Talc Trial

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Law360 (March 13, 2019, 9:20 PM EDT) — A California state jury on Wednesday found Johnson & Johnson’s talcum-based baby powder contained cancer-causing asbestos and caused a woman’s mesothelioma, awarding nearly $29.5 million. After deliberating for roughly two days, the Oakland jury returned with a verdict in favor of plaintiff Teresa E. Leavitt, finding that J&J’s baby […]

Imerys (J&J Talc Supplier) Files Bankruptcy as Cancer-Suit Risk Soars

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Legal costs of 14,000 claims are swamping J&J’s talc supplier Judge will oversee effort to use trust to settle talc suits Imerys Talc America Inc., which supplies talc for products including Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder, filed for bankruptcy protection in an effort to end nearly a decade’s worth of lawsuits claiming its product causes cancer. […]

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 […]

Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder

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Facing thousands of lawsuits alleging that its talc caused cancer, J&J insists on the safety and purity of its iconic product. But internal documents examined by Reuters show that the company’s powder was sometimes tainted with carcinogenic asbestos and that J&J kept that information from regulators and the public. A REUTERS INVESTIGATION Darlene Coker knew […]