Jury Awards $29.4 Million in Talcum-Cancer Trial

Johnson &Johnson says its products do not contain asbestos, and said it will appeal Wednesday's jury decision.
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(Natural News) Johnson &Johnson has been ordered to pay $29 million after a California jury determined that its baby powder contributed substantially to a woman’s mesothelioma. The immensely popular product, which has been widely used on babies and adults alike for decades, is the target of more than 13,000 similar lawsuits that have been...
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Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Jury Awards $29.4 Million in Talcum Powder/Cancer Case A woman who said her mesothelioma was caused by her regular use of Johnson&...
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The company ’ s stock dipped on Thursday after a California jury found in favor of a woman who claimed that asbestos in the company ’ s talc-based powders caused her cancer.
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A woman who claims asbestos in Johnson &Johnson products caused her deadly cancer was awarded $29.4 million by a California jury on Wednesday, Reuters reports. A jury in a California Superior Court in Oakland determined that defective Baby Powder was a “substantial contributing factor” to Terry Leavitt’s mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer that affects the tissue that coats internal organs, the Associated Press reports. Leavitt said she often used two talcum-powder-based Johnson &Johnson products — Baby Powder and Shower to Shower powder — in the 1960s and 1970s, and claims they contrib...
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A team of researchers at the Hyogo College of Medicine in Nishinomiya, Japan, studied the outcomes for pleural mesothelioma patients who received surgery at their facility between 2004 and 2016. The results: More aggressive surgery did not help mesothelioma patients live longer. “We showed that introducing less-invasive surgical techniques could decrease surgical risks without compromising survival,” the researchers wrote in their study, published in January in Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. “Surgery that is less invasive than conventional extrapleural pneumonectomy could achieve lower ...
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A California jury on Wednesday awarded $29 million to a woman who said that asbestos in Johnson&Johnson's talcum-powder-based products caused her cancer.
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Cancer incidence in an Austrian alpine valley 1983-2012 : A descriptive study. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2019 Mar 14;: Authors: Hutter HP, Waldhoer T, Müller K, Hackl M, Weitensfelder L, Heinzl H Abstract After one of Austria's largest environmental scandals in 2014, which involved the release of hexachlorobenzene (HCB) in the Carinthian valley Görtschitztal, concerns about increased cancer rates have arísen in the affected local population. A descriptive study was conducted to examine the cancer incidence rates between 1983 and 2012. Data from the affected area (Görtschitz...
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The move follows a warning issued last week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that said certain Claire's products may contain potentially cancer-causing asbestos.
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