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Johnson & Johnson’s continuing legal maneuvers
Johnson & Johnson’s continuing legal maneuversOn Behalf of Brayton Purcell LLP | Nov 1, 2021 | Product Recalls | Johnson & Johnson is a popular company with a market share that any business would envy. But, their reputation for quality...
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New Jersey Jury Finds J&J Liable for $37 Million for Mesothelioma
On April 5, a New Jersey state court jury awarded a young banker and his wife millions of dollars for his mesothelioma. The plaintiff alleged that he got the fatal asbestos-linked cancer because for three decades he had inhaled Johnson...
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New law allows families to recover human damages that previously were extinguished at death
A California man’s plight and subsequent death from mesothelioma played a pivotal role in state lawmakers’ decision to remove an unsympathetic legal restriction that prevented families of terminally ill people from recovering damages for their decedent’s suffering in civil lawsuits....
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Remembering the Notorious RBG
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993 until her death on September 18, 2020. She was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court after Sandra Day O’Connor. Justice Ginsburg earned her bachelor’s...
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Has the Talc Industry Been Steering the FDA?
When you go shopping, how often do you worry that the deodorant you buy might kill you? The odds are you don’t. After all, we have government agencies working tirelessly to protect us from harmful products. Right? Sadly, our nation’s...
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Lawsuit Against the EPA Could Affect Asbestos Litigation
Every year, tens of thousands of Americans die due to asbestos-related diseases. Knowing this, in the early 1970s, asbestos insulation & sprayed asbestos materials were banned, and in 1977 asbestos joint compound was banned.  In 1989, the Environmental Protection Agency...
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A Retirement That Turned Deadly
For three decades, Al Bennet worked as an auto mechanic at a variety of dealerships. Day after day, week after week, and year after year, he worked underneath multiple car models. His job was to replace and repair brakes, gaskets,...
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Johnson & Johnson’s Legal Gamble Against an Expert Witness
Johnson & Johnson thought that they were in the clear in 1976. Mount Sinai Hospital researchers announced that while many talcum powder brands cause cancer, J&J products were free of the carcinogen. Now, more than 40 years later, unsealed company...
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ADAO’s Asbestos Ban Bill Stronger Than Ever
For decades, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) has been fighting for a ban on asbestos in the United States. Since 1989 when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) almost issued a nation-wide ban on asbestos, $100,000,000 USD has been spent...
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The Continuing Legal Saga over Tainted Talc
Of all products that are presumed to be safe, baby powder would likely be towards the top of that list. While use of the talc is not limited to infants needing diaper changes, the notion of any health risks over...
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