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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:49 AM

Woman awarded $29m in damages in Johnson & Johnson cancer case

Source: Reuters

A California jury has awarded $29m to a woman who said asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s talcum-powder-based products caused her cancer.

Wednesday’s verdict, in California superior court in Oakland, marks the latest defeat for the healthcare conglomerate facing more than 13,000 talc-related lawsuits nationwide.

The company said it would appeal, citing “serious procedural and evidentiary errors” during the trial, saying lawyers for the woman had fundamentally failed to show its baby powder contains asbestos. The company did not provide further details of the alleged errors.

“We respect the legal process and reiterate that jury verdicts are not medical, scientific or regulatory conclusions about a product,” Johnson & Johnson said in a statement.

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Reuters
Thu 14 Mar 2019 05.42 GMT



Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/14/woman-awarded-29m-in-damages-in-johnson-johnson-cancer-case

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Eugene Mar 14 OP
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stuffmatters Mar 14 #2
Baitball Blogger Mar 14 #4
stuffmatters Mar 14 #5
Sherman A1 Mar 14 #3

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 04:06 AM

1. Wow. Her lawyers obviously showed the jury enough to get a verdict.

And there's 13,000 more women like her out there. J & J must be hoping to take this to SCOTUS so Kavanaugh, et al. can rescue them.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:32 AM

2. Kavanaugh's father was chief lawyer,major exec & lobbyist for J&J during the coverup years.

One of those families where the apple fell right under the tree.

Kavanaugh knew this case, in which his father is so heavily implicated, would reach SCOTUS someday; it was already in the pipeline.
And you get bet the farm that Kavanaugh will do everything possible to fight demands that he recuse himself bkz his father is so deeply involved.

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Response to stuffmatters (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:54 AM

4. Did not know that. Wow!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:43 PM

5. Yes, male entitled violence against women for fun/profit Kavanaugh so learned from "Calendar" Dad

This "small world dept." is a particularly shocking example of not just father to son criminal misogyny but also of near unimaginable, entrenched male privilege in our society and govt via the GOP.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:25 AM

3. Good

Hope that they lose miserably on appeal.

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