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NJ Couple Awarded $117 Million in Talcum Powder Suit

A New Jersey couple was awarded $117 million in punitive and compensatory damages from drug maker Johnson & Johnson and talc company Imerys SA, in a suit where the husband alleged he had developed the deadly cancer mesothelioma after inhaling Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder-based... Read More

Four Cases Chosen as Taxotere Bellwethers

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On March 9, four representative cases were chosen as the first to be tried in a series of bellwether trials regarding Sanofi-Aventis’s Taxotere (docetaxel). The drug manufacturer currently faces over 5,600 product liability cases alleging that the drug, prescribed for treatment of breast cancer, causes... Read More

Number of Invokana Lawsuits Tops 1,000

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In early January, the number of Invokana claims pending in the Federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) rose higher than 1,000. The claims allege that Invokana caused patients prescribed it for treatment of diabetes to develop diabetic ketoacidosis, kidney failure and other injuries, and to undergo amputations.... Read More