December 5, 2020

Johnson & Johnson loses vaginal mesh class action

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From BBC More than 1,350 Australian women have won a long-running class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) over vaginal mesh implants. Australia’s Federal Court found that J&J subsidiary Ethicon failed to warn patients and surgeons about the “risks” posed by the products. The implants were commonly used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and […]

Opioid crisis: Johnson & Johnson hit by landmark ruling

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By Russell Hotten From BBC Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson must pay $572m (£469m) for its part in fuelling the opioid addiction crisis in Oklahoma, a US judge has ruled The company said immediately after the judgement that it would appeal. The case was the first to go to trial out of thousands of lawsuits filed […]

Johnson & Johnson faces trial over opioid crisis in Oklahoma

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From BBC Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s largest drug manufacturers, has gone on trial in a multi-billion dollar lawsuit by the US state of Oklahoma. Prosecutors accuse the firm of deceptively marketing painkillers and downplaying addiction risks, fuelling a so-called “opioid epidemic”. Johnson & Johnson denies wrongdoing and says it marketed products responsibly. […]

Johnson & Johnson wins the reversal of a $72 million verdict over a cancer death linked to one of its popular products

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By Nate Raymond, Reuters From Business Insider Oct 17 (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer they claimed stemmed from her use of the company’s talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder. The Missouri Court […]

Big talcum verdicts stemmed from lawyers’ deep data dive

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By Amanda Bronstad, From The National Law Journal When attorney Ted Meadows first heard about a 2013 verdict finding Johnson & Johnson negligent for a woman’s ovarian cancer, he “put the word out” that he wanted to start filing lawsuits over talcum powder. Although the jury didn’t award damages, its decision on liability caught his attention. […]

J&J hit with $55m verdict in another big loss over talcum powder

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By Amanda Bronstad, From The National Law Journal Johnson & Johnson lost another verdict over claims that the use of talcum powder caused a woman’s ovarian cancer after a jury in Missouri awarded $55 million on Monday. The verdict comes after another Missouri jury on Feb. 22 awarded $75 million in the first award against […]

US Suits take aim at J&J diabetes drug Invokana

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By Charles Toutant, From New Jersey Law Journal Johnson & Johnson faces allegations in a pair of suits filed March 30 that users of its popular diabetes drug, Invokana, develop kidney damage and heart disease. The latest filings bring the number of Invokana suits filed in federal court in New Jersey to three. Another case […]

$72M Verdict in talcum powder case

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By Amanda Bronstad, The National Law Journal A jury has awarded $72 million in the first damages verdict against Johnson & Johnson over claims that the use of talcum powder caused a woman’s ovarian cancer. The award by a jury in St. Louis, Missouri, state court on Monday includes $62 million in punitive damages to […]

Contact lens makers work together to make sure you pay more

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By Ashlee Kieler From Consumerist As anyone with bad eyesight could probably tell you, having options when it comes to the cost of contact lenses is extremely important. Just ask my fiance, because apparently I have “very expensive eyes.” I’ll take that as a compliment, but the idea that I won’t have the opportunity to […]