Talcum Powder

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Talcum Powder Litigation: J&J Logo

Johnson and Johnson product liability claims are described in detail in the company’s quarterly report filed with the SEC and released earlier this month. The company declines to put losses on its balance sheet “until a loss is determined to be probable and can be reasonably estimated.” According to Johnson and Johnson: The most significant…

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Talcum Powder Litigation Award Set In California

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Talcum powder litigation reached a new high point yesterday when a California jury awarded a plaintiff a $417 million award in a suit connecting talcum to ovarian cancer. The court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay the record sum to Eva Escheverria, a 63 year old medical receptionist, who had used Johnson’s Baby Powder on…

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Mistrial Threatens Chances of Talcum Powder Plaintiffs

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The outcome of nationwide talcum powder litigation has been blown wide open by a Missouri judge’s decision to declare a mistrial.  St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison announced his ruling late last month after Johnson & Johnson filed a request to reconsider the case. His decision threatens talcum powder plaintiffs past and present. The decision…

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J&J on Edge After $110M Talcum Powder Ruling

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Things are only getting worse for Johnson and Johnson (J&J). Following a string of talcum powder cancer rulings that cost the company tens of millions in each case, a jury in Missouri has just awarded the first nine-figure verdict against J&J. The massive $110 million compensation figure goes to a Lois Slemp, a 62-year old Virginia…

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Talcum Powder Lawsuits: No Seasonal Cheer for J&J

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This season is stressful for all the wrong reasons at Johnson and Johnson, who had more talcum powder lawsuits to handle as we entered the holidays.  After losing several cases in a row earlier this year, the pharmaceutical giant will now face two new charges of negligence related to talcum powder. The two lawsuits, filed…

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Johnson & Johnson Loses Second Major Talcum Powder Case

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In its second trial loss in less than 3 months, Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $55 million by a St. Louis jury to Gloria Ristesund, who had claimed that using the company’s talc-powder products led to the development of her ovarian cancer. Carol Goodrich, spokeswoman for Johnson & Johnson, believes that the…

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