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Women Awarded $4.7B in Talc Powder Lawsuit

They said asbestos in product contributed to cancer

(Newser) - A St. Louis jury on Thursday awarded nearly $4.7 billion in total damages to 22 women and their families after they claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer. This was the first case against the company that focused on asbestos in the powder,... More »

Cancer Patient Scores $37M Win in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

NJ couple receives compensatory damages from Johnson & Johnson for cancer tied to asbestos

(Newser) - Stephen Lanzo says he used Johnson & Johnson products for decades, including products with talcum powder (e.g., the company's famous baby powder), and that his aggressive form of lung cancer was brought about by that powder. On Thursday, a jury awarded the New Jersey banker and his wife... More »

Judges Toss $417M, $72M Awards in Baby Powder Suits

Johnson & Johnson is pleased with the results

(Newser) - A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene, the AP reports. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson granted the company's request for a new... More »

Maker of Vaginal Mesh Implant Found to Be Negligent

Woman wins $57 million lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson

(Newser) - Johnson & Johnson must pay a Pennsylvania woman $57 million after internal emails revealed in court it launched a new vaginal mesh implant without a clinical trial, continued to push the implant for five years despite knowing its success rate was "way below" earlier versions, and tried to quash... More »

Suit: Women With Pelvic Mesh Pain Given 'Appalling' Sex Advice

Huge medical scandal in Australia spurs class-action complaint

(Newser) - Disturbing details are emerging in a class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson in Australia, where more than 700 women allege complications from transvaginal mesh implants so severe their lives have been ruined. From chronic pain and injured organs to painful intercourse and an inability to work, they're part of... More »

Dying Woman Awarded $417M in Baby Powder Lawsuit

She blames Johnson & Johnson product for ovarian cancer

(Newser) - A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. The verdict in the lawsuit brought... More »

Woman Wins Record $110M Payout Over Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson says it will continue to defend its product amid cancer lawsuits

(Newser) - A St. Louis jury has awarded a Virginia woman a record-setting $110.5 million in the latest lawsuit alleging that using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused cancer, the AP reports. The jury ruling Thursday night for 62-year-old Lois Slemp, of Wise, Virginia, comes after three previous St. Louis... More »

5 Best, 5 Worst Company Reputations

Congrats, Amazon

(Newser) - Congrats, Amazon. The company has the best reputation among American consumers, according to 24/7 Wall St. , which lists the companies with the best and worst reputations based on the 2017 Harris Poll and American Customer Satisfaction Index. The top five in each category, with a reputation score out of 100:... More »

J&J Wouldn't Settle for $1.8M. A $1B Verdict Followed

Company still faces more than 8K lawsuits in hip implant case

(Newser) - Johnson & Johnson was hit with another stinging verdict Thursday when a federal jury in Texas ordered it to pay just over $1 billion to six people whose hip implants failed and had to be surgically removed. The company—which rejected a pre-trial offer to settle for $1.8 million,... More »

J&J Baby Powder Suit: a $70M Payout

Deborah Giannecchini said she had 'no idea' of dangers before her ovarian cancer

(Newser) - For more than 40 years, Deborah Giannecchini used Johnson & Johnson baby powder and other talcum powder products—and on Thursday, a St. Louis jury awarded more than $70 million in damages on her claim, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The 63-year-old Californian said those J&J products contributed to... More »

Johnson & Johnson Loses Talc Powder Suit, Faces 1.2K More

Jury sides with Gloria Ristesund, a woman who developed ovarian cancer

(Newser) - Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $55 million in another talc powder lawsuit, and with more than 1,200 lawsuits to go, experts say it's time for the company to think about setting up a settlement program. In the latest case, a St. Louis jury found in... More »

Jury Awards $72M to Talcum Powder User

Johnson & Johnson accused of covering up cancer link

(Newser) - It's a huge blow for Johnson & Johnson, and a huge win for the family of a woman who blamed the company's products for her ovarian cancer. In St. Louis on Monday, a jury awarded $72 million to the family of Alabama's Jacqueline Fox: $10 million in... More »

The View's Nurse Diss Ends Up Costing It Money

Johnson & Johnson, Eggland's Best didn't appreciate co-hosts' comments

(Newser) - One advertiser on The View has "paused" its ads and another has yanked them entirely after controversial remarks about a Miss America contestant made by co-hosts Joy Behar and Michelle Collins, CNNMoney reports. Johnson & Johnson and Eggland's Best reacted to Monday's segment about Miss Colorado Kelley... More »

Kids' Tylenol Knowingly Sold With Metal Bits in It

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary pleads guilty, will pay $25M

(Newser) - It's the kind of news parents would want a company to admit to—but really don't want to hear: A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary will pay $25 million after pleading guilty yesterday to a federal criminal charge that it sold over-the-counter Infants' and Children's Tylenol and Children'... More »

Man Who Grew 46DD Breasts Wins $2.5M Drug Suit

Family of Austin Pledger says he developed gynecomastia after taking Risperdal

(Newser) - A 20-year-old autistic man won a $2.5 million lawsuit against a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Tuesday after his family and doctor say he developed 46DD breasts after taking an antipsychotic drug, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Austin Pledger, from Thorsby, Ala., was first prescribed Risperdal, manufactured by Janssen... More »

To Fight Ebola, Experts Look to Blood of Survivors

Method used on Kent Brantly debated at WHO meeting

(Newser) - As the Ebola outbreak reaches apocalyptic proportions , an experimental method to help fight the virus is emerging: injecting victims with the blood of survivors. American Dr. Kent Brantly underwent the procedure in July, though it isn't clear if it improved his condition. Yet with vaccines only just beginning human... More »

Why States Are Worried About Your Face Wash

Plastic 'microbeads' prompt environmental concern

(Newser) - Your face wash may be bad for the environment, and several states are trying to do something about it. The problem is "microbeads," minuscule pieces of plastic about the size of Abe Lincoln's eye on a penny, Time reports. They're found in all kinds of products... More »

Johnson & Johnson Halts Sales of Key Surgery Tools

FDA warns of cancer risk

(Newser) - Johnson & Johnson is suspending worldwide sales of surgical tools known as power morcellators, of which it is the biggest maker. The halt stems from concerns that the devices, used in a common uterine surgery to remove fibroids, could in some cases spread cancer in the body, the Wall Street ... More »

Formaldehyde Removed From 'No More Tears' Shampoo

Though Johnson & Johnson say it was never a real problem

(Newser) - Concerned parents, take note: Johnson's Baby Shampoo no longer contains formaldehyde. The 'No More Tears' formula, which has sold billions of bottles across generations, has long contained preservatives that slowly released the carcinogen. But the preservatives won't be present in a new formulation of the shampoo heading... More »

Johnson & Johnson Will Pay $2.2B Over Kickbacks

It's the third-largest US settlement involving a drugmaker

(Newser) - Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries have agreed to pay more than $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil allegations of promoting three prescription drugs for off-label uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Justice announced today. The allegations include paying kickbacks to physicians... More »

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