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Asbestos-tainted talc killed 30-year-old lawyer, jury told

25 May 2018 by under Legal

Talc truth 100x100 Asbestos tainted talc killed 30 year old lawyer, jury toldBertila Boyd-Bostic would be alive today if the baby powder she used on her body every day since she was born wasn’t contaminated with asbestos, the attorney representing her estate and her husband, Antoine Bostic, told a South Carolina jury. The asbestos in the baby powder Boyd-Bostic used caused her to develop an extremely rare form of cancer, which took her life at just 30 years of age, the lawyer argued.

Boyd-Bostic and her husband, who were both attorneys, sued 15 companies in May 2017, just months after she was diagnosed with pericardial mesothelioma. The lawsuit named companies like , makers of Johnson’s Baby Powder. She died in May 2017. (more…)


Jury asked for mesothelioma warning on J&J talc products

25 May 2018 by under Legal

talcum powder warning 2 products 300x172 Jury asked for mesothelioma warning on J&J talc productsA California jury that awarded $21.7 million in compensatory damages to a woman whose claimed the in Johnson & Johnson’s products was contaminated with asbestos that caused her to develop the rare and aggressive form of cancer called , paused during deliberations on punitive damages to ask the court whether, in lieu of monetary damages, jurors could punish the company by requiring it to place warning labels on its talc-containing products. (more…)


J&J hit with $21.7 million in compensatory damages in talc mesothelioma trial

25 May 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 J&J hit with $21.7 million in compensatory damages in talc mesothelioma trialA California jury slapped Johnson & Johnson with a $21.7 million in compensatory damages in a trial alleging the consumer health care giant’s talcum powder products were tainted with and caused a woman to develop malignant mesothelioma. The jury is currently deliberating over punitive damages. (more…)


Woman blames J&J talc for causing rare mesothelioma

24 May 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 Woman blames J&J talc for causing rare mesotheliomaSince the day Bertila Boyd-Bostic came home from the hospital as a newborn, she was sprinkled with Johnson’s Baby Powder. Every day, multiple times a day, she was powdered – after every diaper change and every bath. When she was diagnosed with an extremely rare and deadly form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure, she and her husband and law partner Antoine filed a lawsuit against several companies, including the baby powder maker, . She claimed the consumer health care giant used talc that was contaminated with asbestos, which led to her disease. (more…)


Supreme Court to hear appeal of asbestos exposure case

16 May 2018 by under Legal

Lady justice Dublin L 100x100 Supreme Court to hear appeal of asbestos exposure caseThe U.S. Supreme Court will hear the appeal of a Third Circuit decision in two consolidated lawsuits that held companies accountable under maritime law for -related injuries if the companies could have reasonably known that was added to their products by third parties, according to Law360. (more…)


J&J, Imerys fight $117 million talc verdict

2 May 2018 by under Legal

640px Talc mutnikSVK01 100x100 J&J, Imerys fight $117 million talc verdictJohnson & Johnson and its talc supplier Inc., pressed a New Jersey state court to toss a multi-million-dollar verdict the companies had been slapped with in a case of a man who claimed their talcum powder products contained asbestos and caused the man’s mesothelioma. (more…)


Jury awards $60 million to estate of asbestos victim

23 Apr 2018 by under Legal

whistleblower reward justice 375x210 100x100 Jury awards $60 million to estate of asbestos victimA Manhattan jury awarded a landmark $60 million to the estate of a man who died from the rare lung cancer mesothelioma after working for years in a plant contaminated with . (more…)


Many industries hid evidence of asbestos exposure in workplace

21 Apr 2018 by under Legal, News

800px Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Many industries hid evidence of asbestos exposure in workplaceBeginning in the 1920s, medical professionals linked exposure to , particularly in the workplace, to mesothelioma, a rare but deadly form of . In the decades that followed, the use of asbestos in the U.S. declined. Industries that continued to manufacture asbestos-containing products were required to have their workers wear protective clothing such as coveralls or similar full-body clothing, head covering, gloves and foot coverings. Despite these protective measures, workers can still be exposed. (more…)


J&J, Imerys slapped with $117 million in damages in talc mesothelioma case

12 Apr 2018 by under Legal

640px Talc mutnikSVK01 100x100 J&J, Imerys slapped with $117 million in damages in talc mesothelioma caseLate Wednesday, April 11, Johnson & Johnson and its supplier Imerys were slapped with a $117 million verdict in a case brought by a man who claimed the companies’ talcum powder contained asbestos, which contributed to the development of his malignant . (more…)


J&J fights punitive damages in talc mesothelioma case

11 Apr 2018 by under Legal

640px Talc mutnikSVK01 100x100 J&J fights punitive damages in talc mesothelioma caseJohnson & Johnson is fighting to skirt punitive damages in a lawsuit alleging the company’s talcum powder products contain asbestos and caused a man to develop the rare and deadly form of called malignant . (more…)