Posts Tagged ‘Imerys Talc America’

Testimony heats up in latest talc-mesothelioma trial

31 Aug 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 Testimony heats up in latest talc mesothelioma trialOn the fifth day of trial in a case brought by plaintiff Carolyn Weirick accusing of knowingly selling talcum powder products that contained asbestos and contributed to her terminal cancer, Weirick’s attorneys called materials science and electron microscopy expert William Longo to the stand. He told a California jury that he examined a sample of talc taken from a bottle of Johnson’s Baby Powder used by Carolyn Weirick and found fibers. (more…)


Woman says regular use of J&J baby powder caused mesothelioma

22 Aug 2018 by under Legal

talc bottles powder 100x100 Woman says regular use of J&J baby powder caused mesotheliomaIn opening arguments in the latest trial alleging Johnson & Johnson’s talc-containing products caused cancer, the plaintiff’s attorneys argued that Johnson’s Baby Powder was laced with fibers and contributed to a woman’s deadly cancer. But attorneys for the consumer health care giant said the talcum powder did not make the woman sick, arguing that sometimes, “cancer just happens.” (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 asbestos 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 begins 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 talc supplier Imerys Talc America 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 .

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…)


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…)


J&J tries to skirt $117 million verdict in talc mesothelioma case

11 Jun 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 J&J tries to skirt $117 million verdict in talc mesothelioma caseAttorneys representing urged a New Jersey state court to toss a $117 million verdict over claims that the company’s talcum powder contains and contributed to a man’s mesothelioma. The man’s lawyer fought to keep the award, accusing the consumer health care giant of reprehensible conduct. (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 talc in ’s products was contaminated with asbestos that caused her to develop the rare and aggressive form of cancer called mesothelioma, 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…)


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…)


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 Imerys Talc America 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 and caused the man’s mesothelioma. (more…)