‘Asbestos Litigation’ Category

Johnson & Johnson Knew About Asbestos All Along

An investigative report shines a light on the company’s deception about asbestos-contaminated baby powder

Aware that its talcum powder-based products tested positive for asbestos, Johnson & Johnson executives went to great lengths to hide the dangerous truth from the public and regulators, according to internal company documents examined by Reuters.  The investigation documented...

$4.4M Verdict in Asbestos Bowling Ball Trial

Jury sides with the family of a former bowling alley owner who contracted mesothelioma after drilling asbestos-containing bowling balls for years.

LOS ANGELES –– A Los Angeles County jury awarded $4.4 million to the family of a former bowling alley owner, Donald Vanni. The jury found asbestos supplier Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) responsible for Donald...

For Honored Veterans, the Fight Continues with Mesothelioma

The men and women of the military who protected us now battle for their lives.  

The brave men and women who served in the United States armed forces deserve to be honored and recognized for what they have done for our country. But for many of them, war still exists as they battle for their lives against mesothelioma.

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Waters Kraus & Paul Sponsors Major Mesothelioma Symposium

Leading asbestos law firm’s donation supports a three-day exchange of ideas in the field of mesothelioma and fellowship for those affected by the disease.

DALLAS –– Waters Kraus & Paul announces a $17,000 sponsorship supporting the 2019 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma. The symposium is one of the foremost events exploring this rare...

Study Finds Increased Rates of Mesothelioma in Firefighters

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According to a new study, firefighters are fighting more than fires — they’re also battling deadly cancer.

Our nation’s 1.1 million firefighters are among the first responders to save people in an emergency––and among the first to come in contact with hazardous materials such as asbestos. A study funded by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that firefighters...

EPA Refuses to Move Forward with Asbestos Ban

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New documents indicate a refusal to protect the public and vulnerable populations.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will not move forward on an asbestos ban, despite Congress giving the agency the power to do so under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act. Further, the agency said it will not prohibit new uses or review exposures from abandoned uses of...

Pearl Harbor and the Ongoing Fight for Life

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On Dec. 7, the United States takes time to remember and honor all the service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

On this day in 1941, 2403 people died and 1143 were injured when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. They destroyed 20 American naval vessels including 8 battleships and over 300 airplanes. The next day, President...

Hiding in Plain Sight: Asbestos in Crayons

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Crayons purchased by a consumer advocacy group were found to contain asbestos.

Crayons purchased at a Chicago Dollar Tree have tested positive for asbestos. U.S. Public Interest Research Group, a consumer advocacy organization, tested six kinds of crayons from various brands. Green Playskool crayons showed trace amounts of the asbestos fiber tremolite.

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$117M Verdict in Talcum Powder-Induced Mesothelioma Case

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The jury determined that Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder contained asbestos in New Jersey’s first talc asbestos trial.  

A Middlesex County, New Jersey jury ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and the talc company, Imerys Talc America (ITA), to pay $117 million in damages to a local couple after the husband developed mesothelioma after three decades of using...

Groundskeeper Awarded $289M Roundup Cancer Verdict

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In a groundbreaking trial, a Northern California jury unanimously agrees Monsanto Roundup pesticide was a contributing cause of Bay Area school groundskeeper’s incurable cancer. The award was later reduced to $78 million.

CALIFORNIA –– A San Francisco jury has awarded DeWayne Lee Johnson $289 million finding Monsanto liable for contributing to Mr. Johnson’s terminal...

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