AAJ Commends House Subcommittee for Highlighting Danger of Carcinogenic Talc in Cosmetics

The American Association for Justice commends the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy for its exemplary work on behalf of the public in “shining light on the danger of carcinogenic cosmetics.” A panel of victims, family members, and experts attended a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on March 12,

2019-03-13T10:56:04+00:00March 13th, 2019|Personal Injury, Women's Health|

State Judge in Mississippi Denies Johnson & Johnson Attempt to Throw Out Talc Class Action Lawsuit

As reported by Law360 a Mississippi state judge has denied an attempt by Johnson & Johnson J&J to throw out a first-of-its-kind class action injury lawsuit filed by the state’s attorney general. The suit alleges the pharmaceutical giant is putting tens of thousands of women at risk by failing to disclose that the use of its

2018-12-20T13:31:37+00:00December 20th, 2018|Personal Injury, Women's Health|

New Reuters Report Reveals Johnson & Johnson Knew for Decades About Dangerous Asbestos in Talc

A recent in-depth investigation published by Reuters reveals Johnson and Johnson knew for decades that its talc products like baby powder include asbestos fibers, and that exposure to those fibers can lead to ovarian cancer. The revelation caused J&J shares to drop 10% resulting in a $45 billion reduction in value for the company. This

2018-12-14T13:19:11+00:00December 14th, 2018|Personal Injury, Women's Health|

USC President Steps Down In Wake of Tyndall Sex Abuse Scandal

University of Southern California President C.L. Max Nikias stepped down on Tuesday in the wake of the school’s sex abuse scandal over the decades-long conduct of campus gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall. USC’s Trustees appointed alumna and former Aerospace Corp. president Wanda Austin as interim president until a permanent replacement can be found.

2018-08-08T14:59:03+00:00August 8th, 2018|Personal Injury, Women's Health|

Long Overdue Changes Emerging on Sexual Harassment as USC Gynecologist Scandal Widens

Op-ed piece by Lieff Cabraser associate Laura Heiman & summer associate Rachel Green The #MeToo and Times Up movements have changed the national and global conversation about sexual harassment and assault, heralding the rise of an important and long-needed cultural shift. The #MeToo movement‘s encouragement of survivors to come forward to share their stories in

2018-08-01T09:22:36+00:00August 1st, 2018|Personal Injury, Women's Health|

First Trial to Raise Asbestos Link in Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Trial Wins $4.7 Billion Verdict

The first case to formally allege a link between asbestos and Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder causing ovarian cancer recently won a verdict of $4.69 billion at trial. The award included individual payments for each of the 22 plaintiffs, with a staggering $4.14 billion in punitive damages against J&J. As noted by Law360, “experts say

2018-07-20T13:59:41+00:00July 20th, 2018|Personal Injury, Women's Health|

Staggering $4.7 Billion Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson in Talc Cancer Trial

$4.1 billion in punitive damages against the company for covering up testing data and scientific studies it knew showed the cosmetic-grade talc contained asbestos A Missouri federal court has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay an extraordinary $4.7 billion to a group of injured women who alleged that talc products sold by J&J led them to

2018-07-12T19:46:49+00:00July 12th, 2018|Personal Injury, Women's Health|

In Wake of USC Sex Scandal Huffington Post Publishes Primer on What Patients Should Expect and Accept During a Gynecologist Appointment

As outrage and media attention continue to escalate in the wake of the USC Dr. George Tyndall sex abuse scandal, the Huffington Post has published a helpful article on “What’s Not Normal (And What Is) When You Go To The Gynecologist.” Lieff Cabraser and other law firms have filed numerous lawsuits on behalf of women

2018-07-10T13:27:00+00:00July 10th, 2018|Personal Injury, Women's Health|

New Embryo Preservation Law Aims at Government Oversight of Fertility Centers

Recent equipment failures in California and Ohio destroyed thousands of eggs, embryos As reported by the Washington Post, Ohio state senator Joe Schiavoni is pressing for legislation intended to improve standards and operational security at fertility clinics that store human eggs and embryos for future use. Coming in the wake of failures at clinics in