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Johnson & Johnson’s Involvement in Unethical Asbestos Experiments on Inmates Revealed

Asbestos Experiments

Johnson & Johnson’s Involvement in Unethical Asbestos Experiments on Inmates Revealed

As Johnson & Johnson (J&J) battles lawsuits claiming it was aware its popular talcum-based baby powder might have been contaminated with asbestos, shocking new information about the drug company’s involvement in unethical experiments on prisoners in the early 1970s has come to light.

According to newly unsealed court documents, J&J funded a study in 1971 in which asbestos...

Honoring warriors lost to asbestos, toxic exposure on Memorial Day

Veteran Asbestos Exposure

Honoring warriors lost to asbestos, toxic exposure on Memorial Day

The numbers are startling: the United States’ 16.5 million veterans make up just 6.4% of the nation’s adult population, yet they account for 30% of all people diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.

The sobering numbers are the fallout of the U.S. Armed Forces’ widespread and decades-long use of asbestos, which at one point was used by...

The U.S. Never Banned Asbestos. These Workers are Paying the Price.

Asbestos exposure

The U.S. Never Banned Asbestos. These Workers are Paying the Price.

The stories about the dangers of asbestos exposure are horrifying and all too common: mesothelioma, lung, laryngeal and ovarian cancer, and ultimately death. But despite the well-known risks of the dangerous and deadly carcinogenic fibers, the United States still has not banned asbestos.

While dozens of other countries have outlawed asbestos, the United States allows hundreds of tons...

Jury Awards $20M To Mesothelioma Victim’s Wife

Jury Awards $20M To Mesothelioma Victim’s Wife

A Bridgeport, Connecticut, jury has returned a $20 million verdict for the wife of a Rhode Island man who died of mesothelioma cancer after exposure to window glazing contaminated with asbestos.

The verdict on Thursday is limited to compensatory damages against DAP Inc., the manufacturer of DAP 33 window glaze, and Vanderbilt Minerals, which supplied asbestos-contaminated ingredients...

Johnson & Johnson: A New War on Consumer Protection?

Johnson & Johnson Legal Maneuver

Johnson & Johnson: A New War on Consumer Protection?

Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson has used a controversial legal maneuver known as the Texas two-step to shield the company from 40,000 lawsuits from cancer patients who link their condition to talc in J&J’s baby powder.

In October 2021, New Jersey-based J&J used a wrinkle in Texas state law to spin off a new subsidiary that it named LTL. The company moved all baby...

An Update on Johnson & Johnson Talc Case

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

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...

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

J&J Talc Baby Powder Controversy

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 Asbestos Litigation

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

As an attorney at Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel, Sam Iola has been recognized for his leading work in asbestos litigation. Recently, Iola and his client Corrin Otillio were featured in the HBO documentary series Not So Pretty. Otillio 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...

Toxic Asbestos Contamination Leads to Fines for Iowa School

Toxic Asbestos Contamination

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...

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