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Johnson & Johnson Wins First Mesothelioma Trial

Johnson & Johnson Wins First Mesothelioma Trial November 28, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Pasadena, CA: On November 16, 2017, a jury in Los Angeles Superior Court rejected Tina Herford’s argument that Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower talc products caused her mesothelioma. Her lawyer remains sanguine: “J&J is still selling contaminated baby powder. It is a matter of time before juries begin holding them to account,” he said of her talcum powder lawsuit. “We just missed on the first one.”
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Talcum Powder Judgements for Plaintiffs Reversed, Casting Similar Cases into Doubt

Talcum Powder Judgements for Plaintiffs Reversed, Casting Similar Cases into Doubt November 12, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Courts have reversed two talcum powder judgements against Johnson & Johnson. The talcum powder lawsuits involve a woman who was awarded $417 million in August and another case was awarded $72. Both women have died from ovarian cancer.
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Rumors of Doom for Talcum Powder Lawsuits Greatly Exaggerated

Rumors of Doom for Talcum Powder Lawsuits Greatly Exaggerated October 29, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA: No, to answer the question recently posed by a widely-read legal publication, the recent reversal of the $417 million California verdict does not foreshadow doom for talc cases. But last week was undeniably tough for the plaintiffs in Johnson & Johnson lawsuits.
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Mesothelioma and Ovarian Cancer Talc Lawsuits Have in Common the Talc Supplier

Mesothelioma and Ovarian Cancer Talc Lawsuits Have in Common the Talc Supplier October 14, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: Although some talcum powder lawsuits have linked J&J’s baby powder to ovarian cancer, one recent case had a different outcome. The Court of Appeals of California ruled the plaintiff was not exposed to asbestos from Cashmere Bouquet talc—a different product and a different company but they both used the same talc supplier.
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J&J Seeks Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

J&J Seeks Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict in Talcum Powder Lawsuit September 30, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA: On September 15, 2017, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) filed a Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict  (JNOV) in the Echeverria talcum powder lawsuit . This is in addition to a motion for a new trial.
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Talcum Powder Trials: Sympathy versus Science?

Talcum Powder Trials: Sympathy versus Science? September 19, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Despite lack of consensus in the scientific community directly associating talcum powder with the risk of ovarian cancer, jurors have sided with plaintiffs rather than Johnson & Johnson in four out of six talcum powder lawsuits that have gone to trial.
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New Information Shown to Jury Produced Record Talc Verdict

New Information Shown to Jury Produced Record Talc Verdict August 30, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA A jury trial in California recently ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a woman dying of ovarian cancer for failure to warn that the genital talc use could cause cancer. Eva Echeverria used J&J’s Johnson’s Baby Power on a daily basis for decades and claimed talc ultimately led to her cancer diagnosis.
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Still Too Soon to Take Echeverria to the Bank

Still Too Soon to Take Echeverria to the Bank August 26, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA: The plaintiffs’ bar is literally agog at the $417 million awarded by a Los Angeles jury to a woman who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s Baby Powder for decades. The Johnson & Johnson lawsuit is the first talcum powder lawsuit to go to trial in California. Plaintiffs should certainly feel heartened at the outcome, but there are three major hurdles to be faced in the cases that follow.
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$417M Verdict Awarded Against J&J in California Talcum Powder Lawsuit

$417M Verdict Awarded Against J&J in California Talcum Powder Lawsuit August 21, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: In the latest talcum powder lawsuit, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has been ordered to pay $417 million in damages to a woman who claimed she developed terminal ovarian cancer after using the company's talc-based products such as Johnson's Baby Powder.
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Talcum Powder Cancer Trial: Who is More Credible?

Talcum Powder Cancer Trial: Who is More Credible? August 20, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: In the third week of the current talcum powder trial, plaintiff’s doctor Annie Yessaian explained to the Los Angeles jury that talc can increase the risk of cancer. In its defense, J&J called to the stand Alan Andersen, a former FDA scientist and former director of the Cosmetic Ingredient Review, who said that studies showed talc had “unremarkable” effects on human cells.
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