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Ava Lawson

Ava is a leading contributor and editor at Injury Lawyer News. She covers all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry from FDA regulation and recalls to corporate issues and litigation.

J&J Ordered to Pay $417 Million in Talcum Powder Case

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has been hit with another courtroom loss in its ongoing talcum powder litigation. Last week, jurors in Los Angeles ordered the company to pay a record $417 million verdict to a 63-year woman who alleged that her terminal ovarian cancer... Read More

JPML Consolidates Mirena Pseudotumor Cerebri Lawsuits

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After previously denying a motion to centralize claims alleging that the Mirena IUD causes or contributes to the development of intracranial hypertension injuries, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has reconsidered, given the growing number of federal actions pending in courtrooms across the nation.... Read More

J&J Faces Talc Class Action Lawsuit in Canada

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Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has been hit with a talcum powder class action lawsuit in Canada over its baby powder products containing talc. Plaintiffs argue that the company knew about cancer risks of long-term talcum use by adult women but opted to conceal these dangers... Read More

Taxotere Complaint Alleges Permanent Alopecia

Ami Dodson is suing Sanofi S.A. on grounds of strict products liability regarding the manufacturer’s chemotherapy drug Taxotere. According to her suit, neither Dodson nor her treating doctors were aware of or informed of the risks of permanent alopecia that can occur with treatment of... Read More