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Jury Awards Largest Talcum Powder Verdict To-Date

On Thursday, May 4, a St. Louis jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $110.5 million to a Virginia woman who says her ovarian cancer diagnosis was caused by the company’s talc-based products. In the fifth talcum powder lawsuit to go to trial, the jury… Read More

Study Questions Widespread Use of IVC Filters in Trauma Patients

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are small, cage-like devices implanted into the vena cava – a large vein in the abdomen that returns blood from the lower body to the heart – to prevent blood clots from reaching vital organs and causing a pulmonary embolism. These… Read More

Jury Awards $70 Million in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

A St. Louis jury recently awarded more than $70 million to a California woman who alleged that her use of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder caused her to develop ovarian cancer. Her lawsuit is the third talcum powder trial in which a verdict has been awarded.… Read More

Defective Takata Airbags Blamed for 11th U.S. Death

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has confirmed that an 11th death has been linked to defective Takata airbags. In September, a 50-year-old woman died from injuries sustained in a head-on collision in Riverside County, California.… Read More

New Law Bans Use of Recalled Cars as Rentals

On Wednesday, June 1, a new law went into effect banning rental car companies from renting vehicles with an open recall. Any rental car business with a fleet of more than 35 vehicles must pull all vehicles recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety… Read More

Largest Airbag Recall in Automotive History Expands

As the largest safety recall in automotive history, the Takata airbag inflator recall is about to grow even larger. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has mandated Takata recall an estimated 35 to 40 million additional airbags. The… Read More

Takata Corporation Associated with Two More U.S. Deaths

Recent deaths in Florida and Texas have brought the total number of deaths linked to faulty Takata airbags to 11 worldwide. The defective safety devices have been shown to explode violently and send shards of metal throughout the cabin of a vehicle. In… Read More

Honda Quietly Requested New Takata Airbag Design in 2009

Newly released internal memos and presentations reveal that in August 2009, after ruptured airbags were linked to a fatality and four injuries, Honda quietly asked for a “fail safe” design change to Takata’s airbag inflator. The news is significant because… Read More

Jury Awards $500 Million Verdict in Pinnacle Hip Implant Case

A Texas federal jury held manufacturing giant Johnson & Johnson responsible for five patient’s injuries caused by the Pinnacle hip implant produced by the DePuy unit of Johnson & Johnson. The patients were awarded $500 million for what the jurors concluded… Read More

J&J Ordered to Pay $72 Million for Cancer Death Linked to Talc

A Missouri state jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million in damages to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer linked to the company’s talc-based products. Jacqueline Fox claimed to have used the company’s Shower to Shower and… Read More

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