Jury orders J & J to pay $4.7 billion in Missouri asbestos cancer case

A Missouri jury on Thursday ordered Johnson&Johnson to pay a record $4.69 billion to 22 women who alleged the company's talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused them to develop ovarian cancer.
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Source: Photochemistry and Photobiology - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Special Issue Research Article Source Type: research
Conclusions: This is the largest prospective study of pleural fluid cytology in the literature. These results inform discussions with patients about the likely requirement for further tests after thoracentesis. In male patients with prior asbestos exposure it justifies an approach of not waiting for the cytology result prior to thoracoscopy.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Pleural and Mediastinal Malignancies Source Type: research
We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic utility of PET-CT in differential diagnosis of MPE.Patients with pleural effusion and cancer who underwent PE T-CT were studied. Thoracentesis was performed for all cases.Sudy population consisted of 69 patients with a mean age of 63.55. Definitive diagnosis of MPE was confirmed by cytopathology In 16 cases, effusion was paramalignant. Malignant cells were detected in fluids with no FDG uptake in 13 lung cancer, 3 mesothelioma, 2 breast cancer, 2 colon cancer, 1 ovarian cancer, 1 gastric cancerand 1 endometrium cancer cases. The sensitivity of PET-CT in malignant pleural effusion is foun...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Pleural and Mediastinal Malignancies Source Type: research
ConclusionConsidering the patient ’s occupational and environmental history, it is estimated that she had been exposed to asbestos significantly, so we determined that ovarian cancer in the patient is highly correlated with the occupational exposure of asbestos and environmental exposure is a possible cause as well. Social devices are needed to prevent further exposure to asbestos. It is also necessary to recognize that ovarian cancer can occur in workers who have previously been exposed to asbestos, and the education and social compensation for those workers are needed.
Source: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to analyze the expression level and clinical role of soluble AXL (sAXL) in cancers affecting the serosal surfaces, with focus on ovarian carcinoma. METHODS: sAXL protein expression by ELISA was analyzed in 572 effusion supernatants, including 424 peritoneal, 147 pleural and 1 pericardial specimens. RESULTS: sAXL was overexpressed in peritoneal effusions compared to pleural and pericardial specimens (p 
Source: Gynecologic Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Gynecol Oncol Source Type: research
The vast majority of undiagnosed unilateral pleural effusions have fluid sent for cytological analysis. Despite widespread use, there is uncertainty about its sensitivity to diagnose malignant pleural effusions (MPEs). Our aim was to ascertain the utility of cytology using a large prospective cohort. Consecutive patients presenting with an undiagnosed unilateral pleural effusion were recruited to this UK-based study. All had pleural fluid sent for cytological analysis. Cytological sensitivity was based on the final diagnosis at 12 months, confirmed by two consultants. Over 8 years, 921 patients were recruited, of...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respiratory clinical practice Original Articles: Pleural disease Source Type: research
University of Leicester researchers soon will open the first molecularly stratified clinical trial for malignant mesothelioma with the hope of moving the future of treatment toward more personalization. The phase II trial in the United Kingdom is designed to match therapy with a patient’s specific genetic profile. “We’re trying to bring the right drug to the right patient at the right time,” Professor Dean Fennell, chair of thoracic medical oncology at Leicester and chief trial investigator, told Asbestos.com. “We need to find different treatments that work for different people. This is a step...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Source Type: news
ConclusionsReduction of postoperative complications after CRS –HIPEC is essential for optimal short- and long-term outcomes. For assessing total burden of postoperative complications per patient, CCI is superior to CDC and more sensitive for assessing surgery- and cancer-related outcomes after CRS–HIPEC.
Source: Annals of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Johnson &Johnson’s latest trial over claims its iconic baby powder causes mesothelioma ended in mistrial this week after a California jury couldn’t reach a decision in the case of school counselor Carolyn Weirick. Lawyers for Weirick asked jurors for $25 million in compensation for past and future pain and suffering related to her mesothelioma, a rare cancer linked to asbestos exposure. Weirick, 59, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2017 and said her only exposure to asbestos came from the use of J&J’s talc-based products for more than 40 years. A state judge in Pasadena, California, declared a mistr...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Source Type: news
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