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Lawyers for Talc Cancer Victims Say ‘Judicial Hellhole’ Label Ignores Science

December 15, 2016 - Lawyers representing women whose ovarian cancers have been tied to the use of body powders containing talc say that efforts by corporate-funded defense lawyers to label Missouri courts as... Read More


Ethicon’s Physiomesh used in hernia repair linked to complications, higher incidence of surgical recurrence

December 9, 2016 - Intended for hernia repair, Physiomesh is a flexible polypropylene mesh designed to reinforce the abdominal wall, preventing future hernias from occurring. Read More


Beasley Allen appointed to leadership role in Johnson & Johnson talc MDL

December 6, 2016 - Leigh O’Dell, Beasley Allen Principal, will serve as Co-Lead Counsel for multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving the Johnson & Johnson talc litigation consolidated in Trenton, N.J. Read More


Johnson & Johnson, DePuy Orthopaedics hit with $1 billion verdict in third hip implant bellwether trial

December 1, 2016 - Texas jurors deliberated for less than a day before returning a verdict finding Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. unit liable for injuries related to its Pinnacle metal-on-metal... Read More


Emerging technology promises safer lithium-ion batteries

November 10, 2016 - Increasing demands on lithium-ion batteries and their unstable and often volatile reaction under pressure are leading some to question whether the power source is outdated. Read More


Lithium-ion Batteries: Once Popular Power Source Goes Up in Smoke

November 3, 2016 - In the past few months, there have been additional high-profile incidents of spontaneously combusting devices. The culprit behind these fiery and exploding devices are the lithium-ion... Read More


Jury finds Johnson & Johnson, Imerys liable for $70 million in third ovarian cancer talc trial

October 27, 2016 - A third St. Louis jury has found Johnson & Johnson liable for ovarian cancer linked to talcum powder in its Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products. Talc supplier Imerys also... Read More


Water Works and Sewer Board of Gadsden files PFC contamination lawsuit

September 22, 2016 - The Water Works and Sewer Board of Gadsden filed a lawsuit against textile manufacturers and their chemical suppliers for their alleged role in water pollution after tests reveal higher... Read More


New Jersey Court ruling in talc hearing ignores internal documents

September 6, 2016 - Ruling to strike expert witnesses in New Jersey litigation ignores J&J admission that talc products carry ovarian cancer risk. Read More


Jere Beasley challenges J&J to release all talc documents, trial transcripts

August 25, 2016 - Announcing its appeal of two multimillion-dollar verdicts linking talc to ovarian cancer, Johnson & Johnson claims plaintiff lawyers created confusion about the link, while denying its own... Read More


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