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N.Y. Court Reverses SWCB, Awards Benefits to Widow of World Trade Center Recovery Worker

A New York appellate court on Thursday reversed the State Workers’ Compensation Board and awarded death benefits to a court employee who contracted cancer years after participating in the rescue and recovery effort after the World Trade Center attack. A …

J&J Says There’s ‘No Basis’ for Demands From Talc Claimants

Johnson & Johnson disputed assertions that it was stalling and failing to cooperate in investigating claims related to its bankrupt talc unit, LTL Management LLC. “There was and continues to be no basis” for the talc claimants to demand that …

Bayer Wins Second Straight Verdict in a Roundup Cancer Case

A California jury found that Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller was not the cause of a woman’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Bayer said on Thursday, delivering the chemical giant its second trial victory over claims the popular herbicide causes cancer. The jury in San …

In Shadow of Texas Gas Drilling Sites, Health Fears Escalate

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — At a playground outside a North Texas day care center, giggling preschoolers chase each other into a playhouse. Toddlers scoot by on tricycles. A boy cries as a teacher helps him negotiate over a toy. Uphill …

Couple’s $86 Million Award in Monsanto Pesticide Case Stands

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s highest court rejected on Wednesday a challenge by Monsanto Co.’s to $86.2 million in damages to a couple who developed cancer after spraying the company’s Roundup weed-killer in their yards for three decades. The state …

Some in Wisconsin Seek State Standards For Forever Chemicals

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Wisconsin residents affected by PFAS contamination say the Biden administration’s recently announced strategy to address harmful forever chemicals doesn’t go far enough and highlights the need for state standards. But industry officials argue state regulators should …

J&J Seeks Victory in Fight With Baby Powder Cancer Victims

Johnson & Johnson could start collecting on its new legal strategy for dealing with baby-powder cancer claims as early as Wednesday as it seeks to win an initial courtroom showdown with 35,000 people who claim they were hurt by the …

J&J Puts Talc Liabilities Into Bankruptcy

Oct 14 – Johnson & Johnson on Thursday put into bankruptcy tens of thousands of legal claims alleging its Baby Powder and other talc-based products caused cancer, offloading the potential liabilities into a newly created subsidiary. J&J put the talc …

Cadmium Spiked at Lead Factory, Workers Didn’t Get Help

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — In June 2014, an air monitor strapped to a worker inside a Tampa lead factory picked up an unmistakable red flag. The level of cadmium, a toxic metal known to cause cancer, had soared to more …

Philips Recalls Ventilators, Sleep Apnea Machines Due to Health Risks

AMSTERDAM — Dutch medical equipment company Philips has recalled some breathing devices and ventilators because of a foam part that might degrade and become toxic, potentially causing cancer, it said on Monday. Foam used to dampen the machines’ sound can …