Missouri Judge Upholds $2 Billion In Damages Against Johnson & Johnson in Talc Class Action Lawsuit

As reported by The New York Times, an appellate court in Missouri has upheld over $2 billion in damages against health-products giant Johnson & Johnson, finding that the company was aware of asbestos contamination in its talc for at least 50 years but did not warn consumers. The judge did reduce the verdict from $4.7

2020-06-24T08:37:10+00:00June 24th, 2020|Personal Injury|

Johnson & Johnson To Stop Selling Talc-Containing Baby Powder in U.S. & Canada

As reported by The Wall Street Journal, health-products giant Johnson & Johnson has announced that it will discontinue the sale of its talc-containing Johnson’s Baby Powder in the U.S. and Canada, citing lowered sales in the wake of widespread litigation over alleged links between the powder and ovarian cancer in women who used the product for

2020-05-19T16:34:33+00:00May 19th, 2020|Personal Injury|

Women’s Health Alert: Recent Lawsuits Find Mesothelioma Linked to Use of Talcum Powder

In a series of recent legal victories, women have won significant recoveries against talc manufacturers for mesothelioma they alleged was caused by long-term usage of talcum bath products, including those manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. As mesothelioma has long been linked to asbestos exposure, these results substantiate accusations against J&J that it misled consumers for

2019-07-18T10:10:54+00:00July 18th, 2019|Personal Injury, Women's Health|

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|

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|