mesothelioma News

J&J to Pay $37.2 Million to Group Blaming Powder for Cancers

Johnson & Johnson must pay at least $37.2 million to four consumers who blamed asbestos-tainted talc for their cancers in the company’s latest loss in nationwide litigation over its iconic baby powder. A jury in J&J’s hometown of New Brunswick, …

J&J, Colgate Ordered to Pay Almost $10 Million in Talc Case

Johnson & Johnson and Colgate-Palmolive Co. must pay almost $10 million to a dying California woman who blamed the companies’ talc-based products for her rare cancer. The jury verdict in state court in Oakland is another setback for J&J, the …

J&J’s Talc Defense Gets Harder After Cases Kept in State Courts

Johnson & Johnson failed to get 2,400 state-court cancer lawsuits tied to its baby powder immediately transferred to a federal court in Delaware, where it could forge a single defense strategy. U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika in Wilmington dismissed J&J’s …

Sudden Talc-Cancer Settlements Aren’t J&J’s Usual Style

Johnson & Johnson took the unusual step of settling two women’s claims that its talc-based products caused their asbestos-linked cancers rather than let juries decide the cases, opening a new front in the growing litigation against the world’s largest maker …

Mass. High Court Applies 6-Year Limit to Asbestos Illness 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 …

Libby Asbestos Fight Continues Two Decades Later

The bleak world of asbestos science is tinged with subtle hues of gray and white, barely perceptible shadows that don’t strike the untrained eye as anything abnormal. But for those whose lives and careers are defined by the hundreds of …

Arizona High Court Says Employers Not Liable for Kids’ Asbestos-Related Illness

Employers can’t be held liable to somebody who contracted cancer from asbestos brought home on a parent’s work clothes, according to a decision handed down on Friday by the Arizona Supreme Court. The case stems from the 2014 death of …

Missouri House Passes Asbestos Lawsuit Changes

The Missouri House on Thursday 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 …

Ohio Court Searches for Heirs in $2M Travelers Asbestos Claim Payout

A northeast Ohio court is trying to track down for heirs to hundreds of rubber workers who died or became very ill because of exposure to asbestos as it looks to pay out about $2 million in legal claims. Heirs …

Asbestos Lawsuit Reinstated by Wisconsin Appeals Court

A Wisconsin appeals court reinstated portions of a woman’s lawsuit Tuesday that alleges asbestos exposure at two of Milwaukee’s signature brewing companies played a role in her steamfitter husband’s death. Sandra Brezonick’s lawsuit alleges her husband, John Brezonick, contracted mesothelioma …