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  • Last night, the fifth Missouri jury to consider whether Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder caused the Plaintiff’s ovarian cancer returned a verdict resoundingly answering that question in the affirmative. It awarded the Plaintiff over $110,000,000, of which, $105,000,000 was punitive damages intending to punish J&J for its deceitful conduct. The Plaintiff was a resident of West ...
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    || 9-Nov-2016

    After losing three straight trials in a St. Louis trial court, Johnson & Johnson filed a request that the cases be moved to another court. Three different St. Louis juries in the past year have returned verdicts in excess of $50 million against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn consumers that genital use of its talc powder increased the risk of ovarian cancer. Rather than accepting ...
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    || 31-Oct-2016

    In the past two months, there have been three significant developments in the talc powder litigation pending in state and federal court.. First, on September 2, 2016, a New Jersey judge dismissed 200 cases pending against Johnson & Johnson in state court. The judge found that the plaintiff’s experts did not reliably establish the connection between the perineal use of talc powder and ...
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  • Product liability case involving backyard cable car is settled

    || 15-Jul-2014

    Under the law of product liability, which applies in all states including New York, a manufacturer or distributor of a product that is defective and unreasonably dangerous to the intended user, is strictly liable in tort to the injured user for personal injuries. That is the rule of strict liability that generally is applied in most product liability cases for damages suffered from a defective ...
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  • Combi USA Issues Recall of Child Safety Seats

    || 6-Jan-2014

    Today, Combi USA, Inc., at the insistence of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), issued a recall of three models of child car seats manufactured between January of 2009 and December of 2012 because the restraint straps could fail in an accident. The involved models are: Combi Coccoro Child Restraint, Model Number: 8220, Manufacture Dates: January 6, 2009 - December ...
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  • FDA Proposes A Change to Generic Drug Labeling

    || 19-Nov-2013

    Federal regulators have just issued a proposed rule change that would enable the makers of generic drugs to update drug labels when they receive safety information related to their medications. Under current regulations, this is restricted for generic drug makers, who must ensure their labels contain the same information as the related brand version. Approval of the U.S. Food and Drug ...
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  • Johnson & Johnson Agrees to Multi-Billion Dollar Risperdal Settlement

    || 13-Nov-2013

    In the largest settlement for one drug, Janssen Pharmaceuticals pleaded guilty to misbranding its antipsychotic medication, Risperdal, as part of a massive $2.2 billion settlement with the Department of Justice. Janssen is a unit of Johnson & Johnson. Janssen entered the guilty plea to one misdemeanor at an hour-long hearing before U.S. District Judge Timothy Savage in Philadelphia, ...
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  • Serious Blood Clot Reactions Seen in Iclusig Leukemia Treatment

    || 8-Nov-2013

    Leukemia drug Iclusig (ponatinib) is the focus of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Drug Safety Alert over its association with serious blood clots. Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. manufactures Iclusig. The FDA has asked Ariad Pharmaceuticals to cease marketing of the dangerous drug Iclusig after receiving reports of serious blood clots in patients' veins and arteries. The drug received ...
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  • Red Bull Energy Drink Blamed on Young Father's Death

    || 1-Nov-2013

    Another death that has been blamed on the popular Red Bull energy drink is at the center of a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the drink maker. A 33-year-old father died during a basketball game after consuming the highly caffeinated beverage, according to The New York Daily News. His family blames the energy drink maker in its products liability lawsuit. The man, according to his grandmother, ...
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