Posts Tagged ‘Johnson & Johnson’

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 in some Johnson & Johnson consumer products was tainted with 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 mesothelioma, could also be the cause of their ovarian cancer. (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…)


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 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 Johnson & Johnson 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…)


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 Johnson & Johnson 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 . The man’s lawyer fought to keep the award, accusing the consumer health care giant of reprehensible conduct. (more…)


J&J faces another trial alleging its talc contains asbestos

31 May 2018 by under Legal

Talc truth 100x100 J&J faces another trial alleging its talc contains asbestosA 94-year-old woman is suing over claims that its talcum powder products were contaminated with asbestos and caused her to develop a rare but deadly form of cancer. The case is the latest in a string of claims accusing Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn consumers of mesothelioma risks with its talc-containing products. The consumer health care giant has repeatedly denied that its talc contains though the company has been hit in recent months with multi-million-dollar verdicts in similar cases. (more…)


Latest J&J talc mesothelioma trial ends in mistrial

30 May 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 Latest J&J talc mesothelioma trial ends in mistrialA South Carolina jury deliberated for six hours, and sent numerous notes to the judge before returning without a verdict in the latest trial alleging Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder was contaminated with and caused a 30-year-old attorney’s fatal mesothelioma. (more…)


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 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 . The lawsuit named companies like Johnson & Johnson, 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 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…)