mesothelioma News

J&J Told to Pay $300M More by Manhattan Talc-Cancer Jury

Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a jury to pay $300 million in punitive damages to a woman who blamed her rare asbestos-related cancer on decades of daily use of the company’s talc-based products. The ruling brings to $325 million …

Jury Sides with J&J in Latest Talcum-Cancer Claim

Johnson & Johnson won the latest trial over claims its iconic baby powder can cause cancer, as a jury in Long Beach, California, rejected a lawsuit brought by a 65-year-old retired teacher who claimed the product was contaminated with asbestos. …

Jury Clears Johnson & Johnson in Talc Asbestos Case; J&J Settles 3 Other Cases

A New Jersey jury on Wednesday cleared Johnson & Johnson of liability in a lawsuit brought by a man who said that asbestos in the company’s talcum powder products caused his mesothelioma. The jury delivered its unanimous verdict in Middlesex …

Mass. High Court Rules Statute of Repose Applies to Asbestos-Related Claims

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that a statute of repose barring many construction-related personal injury claims after a time limit of six years also applies to claims involving diseases with extended latency periods, such as asbestos-related illnesses. The …

J&J Loses Trial in New Jersey Over Claims Linking Cancer to Asbestos in Talc

Johnson & Johnson suffered its first trial loss in a lawsuit claiming its talc-based products including Johnson’s Baby Powder contain cancer-causing asbestos, with a New Jersey jury on Thursday ordering J&J and another company to pay $37 million in damages. …

J&J Jury in New Jersey Set to Weigh Banker’s Claims Baby Powder Caused Cancer

Jurors are set to weigh an investment banker’s claims that using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder for more than 30 years caused him to develop a deadly cancer linked to asbestos. A New Jersey jury will begin deciding Wednesday whether …

Missouri House Passes Bill Aimed at Limiting Asbestos Lawsuit Awards

The Missouri House has passed legislation to change the rules for lawsuits over asbestos exposure, an effort praised by supporters as a way to stop plaintiffs from being overcompensated but criticized by others as limiting access to justice for those …

Maryland Court Could Give More Time for Asbestos Lawsuits

A Maryland court is weighing whether to give workers sickened by asbestos exposure more time to sue their employers, a move that could open the door to new lawsuits. The Baltimore Sun reports Maryland law currently allows 20 years for …

Jury in California Awards $18M Cosmetic Talc Cancer Verdict

A Los Angeles, Calif. jury has returned a $18.07 million verdict against talc supplier Whittaker Clark & Daniels for its role in causing California political figure Philip Depoian’s mesothelioma. The jury verdict is the largest award on record for a …

Montana County Reaches $650K Settlement in Asbestos Exposure Case

Yellowstone County, Mont. has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle a case brought by a former courthouse janitor who eventually died of mesothelioma. The Billings Gazette reported the county reached the settlement in November with the estate of Lauren DuPuis, …