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July 19, 2019

March 2019 - A $775 million dollar settlement was announced by Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson & Johnson. The deal will settle about 25,000 lawsuits alleging Xarelto caused internal bleeding risks and the manufacturer failed to warn about the r...

September 1, 2017

PROTON PUMP INHIBITOR (PPI) LITIGATION

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has entered an order consolidating the Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) MDL 2757 (Nexium, Prevacid, et al) on August 2, 2017 (see JPML Consolidation Order), assigning the PPI cases t...

September 1, 2017

NFL CONCUSSION LITIGATION

Over 18,400 retired National Football League players or their relatives have registered to receive benefits in the multidistrict litigation (MDL No. 2323) over brain injuries former players suffered from during their sports careers. August 7, 2...

August 21, 2017

TALCUM POWDER LITIGATION

On August 21, 2017, a Los Angeles jury awarded Eva Echeverria a record $417 million after finding that Johnson & Johnson failed to properly warn its customers of the cancer risks associated with talc mineral in its baby powder. Echeverria used J...

August 18, 2017

XARELTO LITIGATION

(Dora Mingo vs. Janssen Research & Development, LLC et al., Case No. 2:15-cv-03469)

This is the third trial verdict for defense in the Xarelto MDL 2592 bellwether trials, the verdict was returned in favor of the defendants not long after after closing...

July 31, 2017

TAXOTERE LITIGATION

The consolidated litigation (MDL No. 2740) now includes over 1200 Taxotere lawsuits, which are pending before Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt in the Eastern District of Louisiana, according to an update issued by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Lit...

June 19, 2017

TALCUM POWDER LITIGATION

On June 19, 2017, the sixth talcum powder trial began brought by three plaintiffs Shawn Blaes (Missouri resident), Angela Dawn Hershman (Virginia resident) and Eron Evans (Texas resident) who died of ovarian cancer after using J&J’s talc-contain...

June 12, 2017

XARELTO LITIGATION

On June 12, 2017, a New Orleans federal jury awarded a defense verdict to Bayer and Janssen in the second bellwether trial in 15,000-case litigation over severe health complications allegedly caused by their drug Xarelto. This is the second time the d...

May 31, 2017

XARELTO LITIGATION

The Xarelto case is pursing rapidly. Unfortunately, the first Federal Court trial was won by the Defendants. There are three more trials scheduled in Federal Court in New Orleans. After these trials are over, the Xarelto trials will begin in Philadelp...

May 4, 2017

TALCUM POWDER LITIGATION

Lois Slemp, of Virginia, had filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson alleging she developed ovarian cancer in 2012 after using the company’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products daily for 40 years.

On May 4, 2017, a Missouri jury awarded $...

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