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Bad Week For Talcum Powder Lawsuits

J&J Gains Traction in Talc Lawsuits with New Jersey Jury Win

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Johnson & Johnson persuaded a jury to reject a woman’s claims that the company’s iconic baby powder is laced with cancer-causing asbestos in its first trial win in New Jersey litigation over the product.

Jurors in New Brunswick, N.J., deliberated less than a day before unanimously rebuffing Rosalind Henry’s claims J&J sold its baby powder knowing it was tainted with asbestos, a carcinogen, said Carol Goodrich, a company spokeswoman. The ruling follows two mistrials in California where jurors couldn’t…

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Jury clears J&J of liability in New Jersey talc cancer case

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(Reuters) – A New Jersey jury on Thursday cleared Johnson & Johnson of liability in a case involving a woman who alleged that the company’s talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused her cancer.

After less than a day of deliberations, the jury in New Brunswick, New Jersey rejected claims by Rosalind Henry and her husband, who had alleged that Henry’s mesothelioma, a cancer associated with asbestos exposure, was caused by the company’s talc products.

J&J is facing some 10,600 liability lawsuits across the United States over its talc products, most involving claims that they caused ovarian cancer, and that the company knew of and concealed risks associated with the products.

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J&J California Talc Cancer Trial Ends With Deadlocked Jury

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Jurors weighing claims that Johnson & Johnson’s iconic baby powder is laced with cancer-causing asbestos failed in a second case in two weeks to reach a verdict, resulting in another mistrial.

The latest case was brought by a retired computer salesman who blamed J&J for his mesothelioma, a cancer linked to asbestos exposure, and sought more than $12 million in damages. The Los Angeles jury, which deliberated for several days before a state judge decided the panel was hopelessly deadlocked, voted 8-4 against J&J, one juror short of a victory for the plaintiff, Kirk Von Salzen.

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Colgate defeats case alleging asbestos in talc caused woman’s cancer

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Colgate-Palmolive has won the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that a talcum powder the company used to market contained asbestos and caused a deceased Georgia woman to develop ovarian cancer and mesothelioma.

U.S. District Judge J. Randal Hall in Brunswick, Georgia, on Friday said lawyers for Sharon Hanson’s husband failed to establish the talcum powder she used contained asbestos and, even if it did, had not shown she was exposed to more than a minor amount.

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J&J Slammed For Another $80M in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Talcum Powder Lawsuit: $80M Blow for J&J, Supplier

Jurors in New Jersey ordered Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier to pay $80 million in punitive damages in a talcum powder lawsuit over the man’s mesothelioma.

This seems an awful lot like throwing down the gauntlet because of course J&J will appeal this and ever single other massive judgment they get hit with.

The verdict on Wednesday, April 11, came after jurors the prior week ordered the companies …

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Johnson & Johnson Loses First Asbestos Talcum Powder Lawsuit

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Johnson & Johnson lost its first asbestos talcum powder lawsuit last week, ordered by a jury to pay Stephen Lanzo and his wife $37 million in compensatory damages.

Lanzo claimed his regular use of the company’s talcum powder …

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Talcum Powder Lawsuit: J&J, Imerys to Pay $80M in Punitive Damages

Johnson & Johnson and talc supplier Imerys SA must pay an additional $80 million in punitive damages to a man who said he developed mesothelioma after using asbestos-contaminated talcum powder, a New Jersey state court jury ruled Wednesday.

The court has …

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New twist in baby powder lawsuits as focus turns to asbestos contamination

Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America, a unit of Imerys SA, have vowed to appeal the New Jersey verdict and deny asbestos has ever been present in their products or that their talc can cause any form of cancer.

The case of Stephen Lanzo, a New Jersey …

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Does talcum powder cause cancer? A legal and scientific battle rages

Johnson & Johnson’s lead counsel on two of the cases argues that the lawsuits are all about the money, rather than being all about the science.

“My take on the talc ovarian cancer litigation is that it really is skillful and well-funded plaintiffs lawyers …

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Johnson & Johnson Faces $117 Million Verdict in First Asbestos Talcum Powder Lawsuit Loss

Johnson & Johnson faced its first guilty verdict in an asbestos talcum powder lawsuit last week.

After the court reconvened this week, the manufacturing giant and an arm of Imerys, its talc supplier, now owe a $117 million …

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Couple who claimed talcum powder caused mesothelioma wins $37 million in lawsuit

A jury in Middlesex County, New Jersey, awarded $30 million in compensatory damages on Thursday to a man who got cancer after decades of using talcum powder.

His wife was awarded $7 million in damages.

Banker Stephen Lanzo said he used Johnson & Johnson …

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J&J Loses Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson suffered its first loss in an asbestos-related talcum powder lawsuit Thursday after a New Jersey jury ordered the company and its talc supplier to pay $37 million in damages.

The jury awarded $30 million in compensatory damages to Stephen …

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Is there a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer?

That was the setup in one recent high-profile lawsuit against the company that’s taken most of the anti-talc heat, Johnson & Johnson.

The plaintiff, a medical receptionist from Los Angeles named Eva Echeverria, started using J&J baby powder on her genital …

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Asbestos in Talc Products Verdict Means J&J, Imerys Owe Millions

J&J won the first mesothelioma talc trial tied to its baby powder when a California jury ruled in November the product wasn’t responsible for causing a 61-year-old woman’s cancer.

Colgate-Palmolive Co. agreed last year to settle a lawsuit claiming its …

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Does talcum powder cause cancer?

Johnson & Johnson’s lead counsel on two of the cases argues that the lawsuits are all about the money, rather than being all about the science.

“My take on the talc ovarian cancer litigation is that it really is skillful and well-funded plaintiffs lawyers …

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Johnson & Johnson, supplier hit with $80M verdict in cancer lawsuit

This is the first trial loss for Johnson & Johnson over allegations that its talc-based products contain asbestos, Reuters reported.

The company is currently fighting more than 6,000 ovarian cancer lawsuits across the country.

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What’s Happening With Talcum Powder / Baby Powder Lawsuits?

Talcum Powder Lawsuits Move Forward Against Johnson & Johnson As Mesothelioma Trial Opens in New Jersey

The Plaintiff, a 46-year-old man from Verona, New Jersey, alleges that his frequent and long-term use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powders “generated dust and exposed him to respirable asbestos fibers.”

He further asserts that company officials had long …

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Talcum Powder Lawsuits: How Asbestos-Contaminated Talc Harms People

https://www.mesothelioma.com/blog/authors/jackie/talcum-powder-lawsuits-how-asbestos-contaminated-talc-harms-people.htm/Talcum powder lawsuits have been a hot topic lately, especially as new documents reveal that Johnson & Johnson, a defendant in many of these cases, may have been aware of the toxic contaminants in their products all along.

Court documents revealed that the company explicitly trained their employees to always reassure any concerned consumers that the products never contained any asbestos, despite knowing for decades that their talc had been contaminated.

But Johnson & Johnson isn’t the only company with products on the market that knowingly contained asbestos and put consumers in danger.

Other products like Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder from Colgate-Palmolive and Desert Flower from Whittaker Clark and Daniels have also been targeted for talcum powder lawsuits against them once consumers were diagnosed with mesothelioma decades after using these products.

Asbestos-Contaminated Talc Powder Talcum powder has been used for many years in a wide variety of products, from baby powder and soap to more industrial lubrication and ceramics.

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Johnson & Johnson Back on Trial in Mesothelioma Case

The climate changed significantly in 2015 after a California woman won a $13 million lawsuit against Colgate Palmolive, believing she developed mesothelioma from asbestos in Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder.

Another California Superior Court jury awarded $18 …

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Jury Awards Record $417M In Lawsuit Linking Baby Powder to Cancer

A Los Angeles jury on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to Eva Echevarria, a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company’s iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied …

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Baby powder battles: J&J memos show asbestos concerns

The lawsuits are by victims of mesothelioma …

“It would seem more than appropriate that we upgrade the quality control on our talc and baby powder, particularly as to the potential asbestos content.”

This is what another company memo in April, 1973, noted that …

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Talcum Powder Litigation: J&J Lawyers Gearing Up for Round 5

Talcum Powder Litigation: J&J Lawyers Up for Round 5

https://trofire.com/2017/04/23/talcum-powder-litigation-johnson-johnson-lawyers-round-5/After winning the fourth trial in talcum powder litigation, pharmaceutical giant and habitual corporate offender Johnson & Johnson has beefed up its defense team as it goes into Round 5 in its long-running and ongoing legal battle to avoid …

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Johnson & Johnson’s latest talc powder showdown kicks off, with thousands more lawsuits to go

https://www.fiercepharma.com/legal/j-j-s-latest-talc-powder-courtroom-showdown-kicks-off-st-louisA month after scoring a rare victory in a fight to defend the safety of its talcum powder, Johnson & Johnson is back in court hoping to extend the winning streak.

On Tuesday, the drugmaker’s lawyers clashed with attorneys for Lois Slemp as a new case …

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Missouri Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Could Go to New Jersey MDL

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/johnson-lawsuit-body-powder-talcum/johnson-lawsuit-body-powder-talcum-23-22201.htmlThe plaintiffs claimed that Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products caused ovarian cancer.

The lawsuit, which Johnson & Johnson removed from state court to Missouri Western District federal court on Mar. 31, was one of …

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Bid To Overturn A Verdict On Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits Denied

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3296491“There are a number of women who have filed claims and many who have won against the pharmaceutical company,” says a representative of talcumpowder.org, a website that offers information to women about talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits.

“There …

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Jury Awards in Talc Cases Led Top 100 Verdicts in 2016

Jury Awards in Talc Cases Led Top 100 Verdicts in 2016

http://www.nationallawjournal.com/home/id=1202784287579/Jury-Awards-in-Talc-Cases-Led-Top-100-Verdicts-in-2016?mcode=1202615432992&curindex=1In December 2016, Beasley Allen attorney Leigh O’Dell was named as co-lead counsel for consolidated multidistrict litigation in New Jersey federal court concerning talcum powder’s link to ovarian cancer.

Nearly 200 cases are pending.

There are two …

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Talcum Powder Litigation: Johnson & Johnson Lawyers Up for Round 5

https://trofire.com/2017/04/23/talcum-powder-litigation-johnson-johnson-lawyers-round-5/After winning the fourth trial in talcum powder litigation, pharmaceutical giant and habitual corporate offender Johnson & Johnson has beefed up its defense team as it goes into Round 5 in its long-running and ongoing legal battle to avoid …

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Fifth Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Trial Opens in Missouri

The talcum powder lawsuit currently at trial was filed on behalf of Lois Slemp, a 61-year-old woman from Virginia who suffers from Stage III(c) ovarian cancer.

She recently experienced a recurrence and metastasis to her liver, prompting her attorneys …

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Johnson & Johnson’s latest talc powder showdown kicks off, with thousands more lawsuits to go

https://www.fiercepharma.com/legal/j-j-s-latest-talc-powder-courtroom-showdown-kicks-off-st-louisA month after scoring a rare victory in a fight to defend the safety of its talcum powder, Johnson & Johnson is back in court hoping to extend the winning streak.

On Tuesday, the drugmaker’s lawyers clashed with attorneys for Lois Slemp as a new case …

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Missouri Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Could Go to New Jersey MDL

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/johnson-lawsuit-body-powder-talcum/johnson-lawsuit-body-powder-talcum-23-22201.htmlThe plaintiffs claimed that Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products caused ovarian cancer.

The lawsuit, which Johnson & Johnson removed from state court to Missouri Western District federal court on Mar. 31, was one of …

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Bid To Overturn A Verdict On Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits Denied

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3296491“There are a number of women who have filed claims and many who have won against the pharmaceutical company,” says a representative of talcumpowder.org, a website that offers information to women about talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits.

“There …

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J&J Delivers Crushing Blow in Baby Powder Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson Wins Talcum Powder Lawsuit

https://www.investopedia.com/news/johnson-johnson-wins-talcum-powder-lawsuit/While more than 2,500 lawsuits related to the talcum powder products are pending in state court in St. Louis, three prior jury verdicts awarded plaintiffs a total of $195 million.

In February 2016, J&J was ordered to pay out $72 million to the family …

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Talcum Powder Lawsuit Parties Submit Letter Detailing Progress in Federal Multidistrict Litigation

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/talcum-powder-lawsuit-parties-submit-letter-detailing-progress-in-federal-multidistrict-litigation-bernstein-liebhard-llp-reports-300420519.htmlDozens of talcum powder lawsuits filed on behalf of women who allegedly developed ovarian cancer due to Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based powders are moving forward in a multidistrict litigation now underway in …

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Defense Verdict in Talcum Powder Lawsuit Ends Johnson & Johnson’s Losing Streak

Johnson & Johnson has been cleared of liability in the latest trial involving talcum powder and ovarian cancer.

The verdict was the first win for Johnson & Johnson, which had already been assessed massive judgments in three earlier talcum powder trials.

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J&J Delivers Crushing Blow in Baby Powder Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson Wins Talcum Powder Lawsuit

https://www.investopedia.com/news/johnson-johnson-wins-talcum-powder-lawsuit/While more than 2,500 lawsuits related to the talcum powder products are pending in state court in St. Louis, three prior jury verdicts awarded plaintiffs a total of $195 million.

In February 2016, J&J was ordered to pay out $72 million to the family …

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Talcum Powder Lawsuit Parties Submit Letter Detailing Progress in Federal Multidistrict Litigation

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/talcum-powder-lawsuit-parties-submit-letter-detailing-progress-in-federal-multidistrict-litigation-bernstein-liebhard-llp-reports-300420519.htmlDozens of talcum powder lawsuits filed on behalf of women who allegedly developed ovarian cancer due to Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based powders are moving forward in a multidistrict litigation now underway in …

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Defense Verdict in Talcum Powder Lawsuit Ends Johnson & Johnson’s Losing Streak

Johnson & Johnson has been cleared of liability in the latest trial involving talcum powder and ovarian cancer.

The verdict was the first win for Johnson & Johnson, which had already been assessed massive judgments in three earlier talcum powder trials.

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Daughter Files Baby Powder Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Daughter Files Baby Powder Wrongful Death Lawsuit

https://baddrug.news/news/daughter-files-baby-powder-wrongful-death-lawsuit/Like many other women, Ann Christine Underwood regularly used Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder products for feminine hygiene.

And, like thousands of other women, she developed ovarian cancer.

Her daughter, Amy F. Darnold, believes her mother’s …

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Talcum (Baby) Powder lawsuits

https://honolulu.legalexaminer.com/fda-prescription-drugs/talcum-baby-powder-lawsuits/A Missouri jury recently awarded a California woman a $70 million verdict after finding that Johnson & Johnson was liable for the injuries she suffered as a result of using the company’s talcum powder products, according to the Alabama law firm who …

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Local lawyer named to cancer lawsuit case in NJ

https://www.chron.com/business/bizfeed/article/Local-lawyer-named-to-cancer-lawsuit-case-in-NJ-10795992.phpMeadow, who is a lawyer with the Lanier Law Firm, will participate in the coordination, preparation and presentation of the cases that allege Johnson & Johnson marketed talc-based products such as Johnson’s Baby Powder for decades despite evidence that …

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Talcum Powder Cancer Concerns

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/johnson-lawsuit-body-powder-talcum/interview-johnson-lawsuit-body-powder-3-21888.htmlTalcum Powder Cancer Concerns
The American Cancer Society hasn’t confirmed or denied an association with ovarian cancer and talcum powder, saying that some studies report a slightly increased risk and some report no increase, but “research in this …

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More Talcum Powder Lawsuits Filed as Woman Awarded $70 Million

https://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/johnson-lawsuit-body-powder-talcum/johnson-lawsuit-body-powder-talcum-15-21871.htmlSeattle, WA As one plaintiff in a talcum powder lawsuit celebrates her $70 million award, more lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson, alleging the company knew about a potential link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer but did not …

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The New MDL? Does Baby Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?

Is Baby Powder Really Causing Ovarian Cancer?

https://www.webmd.com/ovarian-cancer/news/20161104/does-baby-powder-cause-ovarian-cancerCurrently, there are over 1,700 state and federal lawsuits alleging that Johnson & Johnson failed to warn the public of research linking talc-containing powders to ovarian cancer.

“We deeply sympathize with the women and families impacted by ovarian …

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FDA Discusses Research Linking Talcum Powder And Cancer As Lawsuit Numbers Climb

According to the FDA’s science and research page, studies done on rats to evaluate the danger of talcum powder on female genitalia resulted in unfavorable effects.

“However,” the page said, “these effects seemed to be in the form of foreign body …

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Researchers Use Nanohydrogel To Fight Ovarian Tumors As Talcum Powder Lawsuit Number Climb

The disease has been particularly troubling to a near 2,000 women who have opted to file lawsuits against companies such as Johnson & Johnson alleging that their ovarian cancer is a result of using their talcum powder products. These plaintiffs state …

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Baby Powder Lawsuit In Philadelphia May Proceed

https://baddrug.news/news/baby-powder-lawsuit-philadelphia-may-proceed/Johnson & Johnson faces thousands of baby powder lawsuits across the country. Currently, cases are being consolidated in various courts, including litigations in New Jersey and Missouri and a coordinated docket in California. Recently added to …

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More Baby Powder Lawsuits Filed After October Verdict

https://baddrug.news/news/baby-powder-lawsuits-filed-october-verdict/After its third loss in the baby powder litigation so far this year, healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vowed to appeal all three verdicts and continue to fight other baby powder cancer lawsuits.

The company now faces four more lawsuits from …

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Hansville woman joins lawsuit on danger of baby powder

http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local/local-woman-joins-lawsuit-on-danger-of-baby-powder-419881e1-8a12-0e1b-e053-0100007f0fae-402171225.htmlSEATTLE — A Hansville woman is among four who filed a lawsuit Thursday against Johnson & Johnson, claiming the company knew its baby powder was linked to ovarian cancer but didn’t warn them. Annalisa Woltersdorf, 47, was joined by two other …

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Asbestos in Talcum Powder—Mesothelioma Verdicts Delivering Substantial Awards

The problems these talc companies are facing are not limited merely to public disdain or regulatory pressure. They are facing a variety of mesothelioma-related lawsuits due to the asbestos content in their talc products. In fact, just in the past …

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Washington and Oregon women file lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson after baby powder linked to cancer

https://q13fox.com/2016/11/17/4-washington-and-oregon-women-file-lawsuit-against-johnson-johnson-after-baby-powder-linked-to-cancer/SEATTLE – Families in Washington and Oregon filed lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson Thursday saying the company knew its baby powder was linked to ovarian cancer but never warned them. Four women were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after the …

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Victims Speak: Newest Plaintiff In Talcum Powder Lawsuit Talks About Her Diagnosis With Cancer

The California woman was recently awarded the money after she filed a lawsuit claiming Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder was responsible for the development of her ovarian cancer.

It was the third big verdict awarded by a St. Louis jury against Johnson …

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J&J Hopes to Reverse Baby Powder Lawsuits

https://fortune.com/2016/11/07/jj-talcum-powder-lawsuits/After a $67.5 million jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson on Oct. 27 marked its third straight trial defeat in an onslaught of lawsuits claiming its talc-based products cause ovarian cancer, the company is hoping to reverse the trend by having the …

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Johnson & Johnson Pushes for Quick MDL Bellwether Process for Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower Lawsuits

Parties involved in federal talcum powder lawsuits are scheduled to meet today with the U.S. District Judge recently assigned to preside over the litigation, as Johnson & Johnson calls for the court to move quickly in setting up a bellwether trial process …

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