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An Update on Johnson & Johnson Talc Case

An Update on Johnson & Johnson Talc Case

During a court hearing in July 2022, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Michael Kaplan said that he might appoint an independent expert to evaluate the lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson that allege the company’s baby powder is responsible for cancer and serious lung problems.

Following a tidal wave of lawsuits in 2020 concerning Johnson & Johnson’s talc-containing baby powder, many...

Veterans Day 2022 — Honoring Their Service

Veterans Day 2022 — Honoring Their Service

On this day in 1918, World War I ended, after the loss of over 100,000 United States veterans and over 300,000 wounded. Today, we honor all veterans across the years of United States history including those who suffered long after their service ended.

Exposure to toxic chemicals, such benzene or contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, and asbestos during years of service can haunt veterans...

Asbestos Discovery Reveals Hidden Dangers of Old Buildings

Asbestos Discovery Reveals Hidden Dangers of Old Buildings

Repairs to a historic building in Louisiana have been stalled after construction crews discovered asbestos in the building’s walls and ceiling.

Built in 1912, the Central School Arts and Humanities Center in downtown Lake Charles operated as a school for several decades. In 1997, the building was refurbished and re-opened as a local arts center.

But Central School was forced to...

J&J Votes Against Global Ban on Talc Baby Powder Over Cancer Concerns

J&J Votes Against Global Ban on Talc Baby Powder Over Cancer Concerns

Johnson & Johnson’s stockholders defied pressure and voted against a proposal to halt global sales of baby powder with asbestos-containing talc over claims that use of the product causes cancer.

The proposal failed to receive a majority vote at Johnson & Johnson’s stockholder meeting on April 28.

Asbestos Lawsuits Against Johnson & Johnson

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Q&A With Asbestos Attorney Sam Iola Featured on HBO’s Not So Pretty

Sam Iola, Waters Kraus & Paul Attorney

Q&A With Asbestos Attorney Sam Iola Featured on HBO’s Not So Pretty

As an attorney at Waters Kraus & Paul, Sam Iola has been recognized for his leading work in asbestos litigation. Recently, Iola and his client Corrin Ortillo were featured in the HBO documentary series Not So Pretty. Ortillo developed mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure from the makeup she used. The first episode of the series focused on the dangers talcum powder poses to innocent users,...

Toxic Asbestos Contamination Leads to Fines for Iowa School

Toxic Asbestos Contamination Leads to Fines for Iowa School

In the past two years, asbestos has been found in two Cedar Rapids, Iowa, schools, exposing construction workers, students, and staff to this dangerous material. Because these schools, like many others throughout the United States, were constructed when use of asbestos was common, they and their contractors should have taken precautions during these projects to protect workers and students...

Appeals Court Reinstates Suit Against J&J Over Baby Powder

Appeals Court Reinstates Suit Against J&J Over Baby Powder

The lawsuit, brought originally by Douglas Strobel and his wife, Jo Ann, was dismissed by a trial court on the basis that the Strobels failed to present evidence that Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder product contained asbestos, which Strobel alleged was a substantial contributing cause of his mesothelioma diagnosis. Strobel was diagnosed with mesothelioma in February of 2019 and died at...

Johnson & Johnson Moves Forward with Bankruptcy Maneuver to Block Lawsuits Over Baby Powder Cancer Claims

Johnson & Johnson Moves Forward with Bankruptcy Maneuver to Block Lawsuits Over Baby Powder Cancer Claims

Johnson & Johnson has dominated the talc powder market for more than 100 years with sales outpacing all competitors combined, according to Euromonitor International data.

The health products giant’s iconic Johnson’s Baby Powder brand has been around since 1893. Its Shower to Shower brand, since 1972. The popularity of these and other Johnson & Johnson talc-based products has...

Uncovering the Hidden Dangers of Asbestos

Dangers of Asbestos

Uncovering the Hidden Dangers of Asbestos

When it comes to asbestos, there is no safe level of exposure. Asbestos was used in a variety of products from the 1930’s through the 1970’s, and many of those products ended up in landfills once they had outlived their usefulness.  It is widely known that natural disasters like hurricanes, wildfires and blizzards can disturb forgotten asbestos materials in older structures and create...

Veterans Day – In Honor of the Brave Men and Women

Veterans and Mesothelioma 

Veterans Day – In Honor of the Brave Men and Women

November 11, 1918 marked the end of the most destructive and far-reaching war of its time — World War I. Over the years, the milestone has commemorated the truce that ceased hostilities between Allied nations and Germany, the cause of world peace, and the bravery which drove soldiers to the Great War. Today November 11 is nationally recognized as Veterans Day,a day where we uplift and...

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