Jury Sides Against Johnson & Johnson® in $29.4 Million Talc Lawsuit

Suit Alleged Johnson & Johnson’s Powder Products Caused Cancer A jury in California awarded a woman with cancer and her husband $29.4 million in the latest lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, according to a report from the Recorder. Teresa Leavitt’s suit claimed Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder led her to develop mesothelioma, a rare form

Johnson & Johnson® Talc Supplier Files for Bankruptcy Amid Cancer Lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson® talc supplier, Imerys Talc America Inc., supplies the talcum that the pharmaceutical giant uses in their products, including baby powder. The talc supplier has recently filed for bankruptcy in the wake of thousands of lawsuits claiming that Johnson & Johnson talc products cause ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. Imerys Facing Thousands of Lawsuits

FDA Finds Asbestos in Claire’s and Justice Makeup Products

The Food and Drug Administration revealed March 5 that select makeup products sold by Claire’s and Justice contained asbestos, according to a USA Today report. This announcement comes on the heels of reports dating back to 2017 that previously found asbestos in some of the companies’ products, which are branded to pre-teen girls. According to

South Carolina Appeals Court Upholds $14 Million Mesothelioma Verdict

A chemical plant that tried to skirt its responsibility and get out of a $14 million payment had no such luck, as the South Carolina Court of Appeals upheld the mesothelioma verdict initially ruled by a three-judge panel in 2015. Dennis Seay was exposed to asbestos during his work at Celanese Corporation, resulting in mesothelioma

Contractor Fined $10,000 For Asbestos Removal Violations

An Iowa contractor and building inspector was sentenced to 2 years probation and ordered to pay $11,573 in fines and prosecution costs for asbestos removal violations on his own home renovation project. Steven Weaver, a resident of Algona, Iowa, purchased a home in Kossuth County with plans to renovate and transform the property into a

15 State AGs Petition for Stricter Reporting Rules on Asbestos Imports

Attorneys General of 15 states are urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to adopt a new reporting rule on asbestos imports. This rule would require manufacturers and distributors to report all uses of asbestos to the EPA. According to many policymakers in the U.S., current EPA regulations allow companies to import asbestos into the country

Seattle Renovation Companies Ordered to Pay Nearly $800K In Fines for Asbestos Violations

Despite knowing the dangers of asbestos, renovation companies throughout the nation continue to ignore the risks and put workers, homeowners and residents in danger. However, justice is being served in Seattle where two companies have been ordered to pay $789,200 in fines due to their negligence in violating asbestos regulations. James Thorpe and Chris Walters,

Jury Awards Widow $2.38 Million in Mesothelioma Lawsuit Against Union Carbide

A jury has recently awarded a widow $2.38 Million in a landmark mesothelioma lawsuit against Union Carbide Corporation. Union Carbide is an asbestos supplier and subsidiary of Dow Chemical Company that shipped its asbestos products to the victim’s employer for more than four decades. The lawsuit was brought forth by Thomasina Fowler, who lost her

Why Do Some Mesothelioma Lawsuits Fail?

Filing a mesothelioma claim can help victims receive the compensation they deserve for the harm caused by negligent companies. However, mesothelioma lawsuits can fail when the victim is unable to provide sufficient proof to support their claim against the asbestos-containing product producers. Media Attention Highlights Varying Verdicts in Mesothelioma Trails Recently, Johnson & Johnson

Montana Court Gets 6 New Judges to Handle Libby Asbestos Cases

Libby, Montana, is synonymous with asbestos exposure. Over the years, thousands of residents have been exposed to extreme levels of asbestos through the natural vermiculite mines in the town, resulting in thousands of pending claims against the company in charge, W.R. Grace. Montana’s Supreme Court has appointed 6 additional judges to handle Libby asbestos cases