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Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit Updates

Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against talc manufacturers under claims that their products have allegedly caused mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. Here, the mesothelioma and product liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos provide updates on lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson and other manufacturers regarding claims that talc exposure led to diagnoses…

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New Report Suggests Johnson & Johnson Allegedly Kept Asbestos Secret for Decades

Johnson & Johnson has continually denied having any knowledge that its talcum-based products, such as Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, contain asbestos. However, according to Reuters, internal documents from Johnson & Johnson indicates that executives were aware that Johnson & Johnson talcum powder was contaminated but chose to conceal the information from both the…

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$4.69 Billion Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson in Talcum Powder Lawsuits

Yesterday, a St. Louis jury found Johnson & Johnson liable for $4.69 billion in compensatory and punitive damages. The jury sided with 22 plaintiffs who alleged that the use of the company’s talcum powder products caused their ovarian cancer. On Thursday July 13, 2018, a St. Louis Circuit Court jury sided with 22 plaintiffs who…

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay Millions in Damages Over Talc-Based Mesothelioma

On Wednesday, April 11, jurors in New Brunswick, New Jersey ordered Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier—Imerys Talc America—to pay $117 million in damages to a man suffering from mesothelioma. This verdict was announced in the second of two trials so far alleging that Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products contain asbestos. The plaintiff, Mr….

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay Woman $417 Million in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

On Monday, August 21st, a Los Angeles jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in compensatory and punitive damages to a woman suffering from terminal ovarian cancer. The sum is the largest yet awarded to a plaintiff in a series of ongoing talcum powder lawsuits across the United States. The Plaintiff, Mrs. Eva…

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FDA Awards Research Grant For Studies Assessing Talc-Ovarian Cancer Risk

Research grants for studies aimed at aiding regulatory decisions and advancing the study of women’s health were awarded by the FDA Office of Women’s Health (OWH). Since 1996, The Office of Women’s Health has funded nine (9) research projects that address medical issues which affect women. The project of the 2016 grant recipient, Nakissa Sadrieh,…

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Jury Awards $70 Million to Victim of Talcum Powder

On October 27, 2016, a jury awarded a California woman more than $70 million in a lawsuit filed against talcum powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. This decision brings the total awards for three ovarian cancer victims in talcum powder lawsuits in 2016 to nearly $200 million.  Nearly 2,000 additional suits have been filed claiming primarily…

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