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J&J Talc Claimants Seek to Pre-Empt Company’s Bankruptcy Strategy

A committee representing talc-injury claimants asked for a restraining order forbidding J&J from carving out talc-related liabilities from the rest of the business. J&J has told personal injury lawyers it is considering bankruptcy for a subsidiary as a way to resolve lawsuits and future claims stemming from talc, The Wall Street Journal reported last week. Read More

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Clinical Trials for Malignant Mesothelioma Facilitate Extended Survival for Vets

Although mesothelioma clinical trials have been generally unavailable to veterans through the VA in the past, this has changed in recent years. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the VA Interagency Group to Accelerate Trials Enrollment (NAVIGATE) program is a partnership between the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Department of Veterans Affair (VA) to Read More

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NY Court Rules Retailer Could Be Responsible for Asbestos-Related Mesothelioma from Talc

While there are many lawsuits filed against manufacturers and distributors of asbestos-contaminated talc products, there has been the lingering question of whether or not retailers who sold these products should be held responsible for the damage done to those who contracted malignant mesothelioma. Now, according to a recent decision by the Supreme Court of New Read More

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Filing Shows Johnson & Johnson Sets Aside Almost $4 Billion for Talc Verdict

According to Reuters news service, drugmaker Johnson & Johnson set aside $3.9 billion in litigation expenses in 2020, which it said was “primarily associated with talc-related reserves and certain settlements”. The company faces 25,000 lawsuits by former users of its baby powder who say asbestos-laced talc in the product caused their cancers, it said in Read More

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Johnson & Johnson Agrees To Pay $100 Million In Baby Powder Suits

Growing litigation over the fact that asbestos-contaminated talc was found in one of its products, Johnson and Johnson has to pay more than $100 million to settle more than 1,000 lawsuits. The health care products maker recalled more than 30,000 bottles of its baby powder in the US and Canada in 2019, replacing these with Read More

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