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$29 Million Verdict in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

$29 Million Verdict in Talcum Powder Lawsuit March 18, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Oakland, CA On March 13, a jury in California Superior Court awarded Terry Leavitt and her husband $29.4 million in the first Johnson & Johnson (J&J) talcum powder lawsuit to go to trial in 2019. Ms. Leavitt linked her mesothelioma diagnosis to her use of asbestos-contaminated J&J baby powder and Shower-to-Shower talcum powder. The verdict includes $22 million for pain and suffering, $5 million in compensatory damages, nearly $1.3 million for her medical costs and $1.2 million for lost wages.
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Multidistrict Surgical Mesh Lawsuit Awards and Settlements Approach $11 Billion

Multidistrict Surgical Mesh Lawsuit Awards and Settlements Approach $11 Billion March 13, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Charleston, WV As the nation’s largest mass tort product liability lawsuit winds to a close, those who have suffered from surgical mesh complications and their attorneys are pausing to take stock. Not everyone is happy.
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3M Allegedly Reported False Safety Results to Procure Lucrative Contract

3M Allegedly Reported False Safety Results to Procure Lucrative Contract March 6, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Kansas City, MO On February 21, 2019, Jonathan Foster, an Army Reserve veteran, filed a 3M Combat Arms defective earplug lawsuit in the Western District of Missouri. He suffers from tinnitus, a symptom of permanent hearing loss, because the earplugs supplied to him by the Army during his training and subsequent deployment to Afghanistan were badly designed. They failed to protect him from the preventable harm that the manufacturer guaranteed against.
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Subpoenas Fly! Senate Demands Docs in Tainted Talcum Powder Probe

Subpoenas Fly! Senate Demands Docs in Tainted Talcum Powder Probe March 5, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC The long-running Johnson & Johnson (J&J) talcum powder lawsuits have now taken a strangely contemporary turn as long-silent witnesses, both in this world and the next, tell tales. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have subpoenaed corporate documents, and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) has requested information back to 1966. Could this end the corporate stonewalling that has stymied so many J&J talcum powder lawsuits for so long?
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Take the MRI, Hold the Gadolinium

Take the MRI, Hold the Gadolinium February 27, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Tampa, FL: Studies have shown that a host of conditions are characterized by retention of gadolinium, and the proven retention of this heavy metal in brain tissue has been named “gadolinium storage condition”. Armed with these facts, Virginia says she refused to have a second MRI with contrast dye and her radiologist was okay with that.
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More 3M Defective Earplug Lawsuits Filed

More 3M Defective Earplug Lawsuits Filed February 19, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: Since a whistleblower lawsuit last was settled for $9.1 million dollars, which alleged 3M sold Combat Arms defective earplugs to the military, hundreds of US army veterans nationwide have filed lawsuits against the company.
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Imerys Talc Claims Bankruptcy, J&J Ovarian Cancer Claims Continue

Imerys Talc Claims Bankruptcy, J&J Ovarian Cancer Claims Continue February 18, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Three Forks, MT: Facing about 14,000 asbestos-talc cases claiming that talc causes ovarian cancer and mesothelioma, Imerys Talc America has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Court records indicate that defending a single case can cost Imerys $4 million and some juries have awarded damages up to $2.75 million against the company. Imerys is the sole supplier of cosmetic talc to Johnson & Johnson.
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Johnson & Johnson Settles Deceptive Hip Implant Marketing Lawsuits for $120 Million

Johnson & Johnson Settles Deceptive Hip Implant Marketing Lawsuits for $120 Million February 12, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) has agreed to pay $120 million to the attorneys general of 46 states and Washington, D.C. to settle claims that the company made unfair and deceptive statements in the promotion of its ASR XL and Pinnacle Ultamet hip implant systems. A separate agreement is expected to resolve most of the thousands of consumer-driven defective hip implant lawsuits against J&J and its DePuy unit.
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Tests and Studies For and Against J&J Talc - Jury Still Out

Tests and Studies For and Against J&J Talc  - Jury Still Out January 22, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: Despite a number of asbestos-talc lawsuits and studies to the contrary, Johnson & Johnson still stands by its talcum powder, asserting it doesn’t cause mesothelioma or ovarian cancer because their product sold to consumers never contained asbestos. J&J says plaintiffs are using attorney-driven science along with faulty studies. On the other hand, plaintiffs have brought scientific evidence showing studies linking talc exposure to cancer, adding that the giant pharma company knew the link for decades. As for the FDA, it’s still on the fence.
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Wife wonders whether Father-in-Law and Husband diagnosed with Cancer is associated with Monsanto’s Roundup

Wife wonders whether Father-in-Law and Husband diagnosed with Cancer is associated with Monsanto’s Roundup January 16, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Atlanta, GA: “My husband and father-in-law were both diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and they both sprayed the backyard with Monsanto’s Roundup,” says Veronica. (Because studies have continually linked the herbicide to that type of cancer, it also referred to as 'Monsanto cancer'.)
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