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Lung cancer victim sues manufacturers of asbestos products

2 Aug 2018 by under Legal

asbestos warning 100x100 Lung cancer victim sues manufacturers of asbestos productsBen Adams and his wife Laura filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court in Illinois against several manufacturers, claiming exposure to asbestos while working with -containing products manufactured and sold by the companies caused him to develop lung cancer. Ben Adams claims the companies never warned that long-term exposure to the products could prove hazardous to his health. (more…)


Asbestos could be key in future talc litigation

25 Jul 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 Asbestos could be key in future talc litigationIn July, a St. Louis jury awarded 22 women a total of $4.69 billion after finding that the talc in some consumer products was tainted with asbestos and contributed to their ovarian cancer. It wasn’t the first trial in which women sued J&J alleging its talcum powder products caused ovarian cancer, but it was the first case in which plaintiffs made the argument that asbestos, a carcinogen linked to , could also be the cause of their ovarian cancer. (more…)


Lawn fertilizer asbestos case against Scotts revived

23 Jul 2018 by under Legal

lawn green grass publicdomainpictures dot net 100x100 Lawn fertilizer asbestos case against Scotts revivedA widow’s lawsuit against Scotts Co. LLC, alleging the lawn and garden products maker’s goods contributed to her husband’s mesothelioma, will move forward after the New Jersey Supreme Court refused to entertain an appellate opinion based on new evidence.

Lorenz Brandecker had filed his lawsuit in July 2012 against Scotts and others, just four months after he was diagnosed with the deadly form of cancer, and three months before the disease killed him. His wife, Adrianne, filed an amended complaint in January 2013 in which she was named as the plaintiff. (more…)


J&J hit with $3.69 billion verdict in tainted talcum powder case

17 Jul 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 J&J hit with $3.69 billion verdict in tainted talcum powder caseA group of 22 women who sued alleging its talcum powder products were tainted with and contributed to the development of ovarian cancer, were awarded a staggering $4.69 billion by a St. Louis jury.

Jurors handed down $550 million in actual damages – about $25 million per woman in the suit – plus an additional $3.15 billion against Johnson & Johnson and $900 million against Johnson & Johnson Consumer. (more…)


Colgate-Palmolive settle talc case before jury selection begins

11 Jul 2018 by under Legal

talc bottles powder 100x100 Colgate Palmolive settle talc case before jury selection beginsColgate-Palmolive Co., has reached a settlement agreement on the eve of jury selection in a trial alleging the company’s talcum powders contain asbestos and caused a man to develop , a deadly form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. (more…)


J&J, Imerys’ $177 million talc verdict will stand

2 Jul 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 J&J, Imerys $177 million talc verdict will standJohnson & Johnson and its supplier Inc., were unable to sway a New Jersey state judge to nix $117 million in damages the companies were saddled with by a jury that found the companies knowingly sold asbestos-tainted talc to a man, which contributed to his mesothelioma.

Superior Court Judge Ana C. Viscomi said the $37 million compensatory damages and combined $80 million in punitive damages awarded to plaintiff Stephen Lanzo III and his wife in April “do not shock the judicial conscience,” and would stand. (more…)


Delaware Supreme Court reverses dismissal of secondary asbestos exposure case

29 Jun 2018 by under Legal

4178172 4178172 american justice series edited 100x100 Delaware Supreme Court reverses dismissal of secondary asbestos exposure caseDelaware’s Supreme Court reversed the dismissal of a case brought by the estate of a woman who claimed her lung cancer was caused by secondary exposure to asbestos.

Chief Justice Leo E. Strine Jr., speaking on behalf of the five-member court, found that the estate of Dorothy Ramsey could have a viable claim against the manufacturers who supplied products containing that her husband allegedly brought home on his clothes, provided that the manufacturers failed to warn of the risk. (more…)


Widow sues companies for exposing husband to asbestos

24 Jun 2018 by under Legal

4178172 4178172 american justice series edited 100x100 Widow sues companies for exposing husband to asbestosA woman has filed a lawsuit against , General Electric Co., and Navistar Inc., alleging the companies exposed her late husband to , which led to the development of his deadly lung cancer.

Loretta Salvador filed the complaint individually and on behalf of the estate of her deceased husband Carl Salvador in St. Clair County Circuit Court. She claims that from 1959 to 2009 her husband was exposed to asbestos and either inhaled or ingested the carcinogenic mineral that emanated from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed, or installed by the defendants. (more…)


Mistrial declared after mesothelioma victim dies

15 Jun 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 Mistrial declared after mesothelioma victim diesA 94-year-old woman who sued over claims that use of the company’s talcum powders contributed to her mesothelioma diagnosis died, leading the California judge overseeing the case to declare a mistrial. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen Moloney told the jury that as a result of plaintiff Ilene Brick’s death, the law required him to declare a mistrial. (more…)


Lawsuit claims J&J talc was laced with asbestos

13 Jun 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 Lawsuit claims J&J talc was laced with asbestosThe trial of 22 women who claim that ’s talcum powders are contaminated with asbestos and contributed to their cancer diagnoses began last week in St. Louis Circuit Court. The women claim that the consumer health care giant knew its -containing products, like Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower body powder, contained the carcinogen asbestos but failed to warn consumers. (more…)