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Consumer health products giant cited declining consumer demand prompted by litigation over cancer risk Johnson & Johnson announced Tuesday that it would stop selling the talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in the United States amid consumer concerns about the safety of the product. The company said that consumer demand for the product had declined “due in large part to changes in consumer habits and fueled by misinformation around the safety of the product and a constant…
On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested that companies pull all prescription and over-the-counter forms of the heartburn drug Zantac (ranitidine) from store shelves. The agency has warned that an impurity in the drugs has been linked to an increased risk of cancer, which has become the subject of litigation against manufacturers of the drugs. The impurity, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), is commonly ingested in the human diet. NDMA is present in low levels…
On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested that companies pull all prescription and over-the-counter forms of the heartburn drug Zantac (ranitidine) from store shelves. The agency has warned that an impurity in the drugs has been linked to an increased risk of cancer, which has become the subject of litigation against manufacturers of the drugs. The impurity, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), is commonly ingested in the human diet. NDMA is present in low levels…
The entire world is currently facing an extraordinary public health crisis. Our goal at Kishish Law Group is to do everything we can to protect our clients, employees, and attorneys. We continue to work on all clients’ cases and continue to accept new cases. We have closed our offices to the public and progressively moved to an environment in which all of our employees are now working remotely through emails, phone calls and electronic documents.…
A Missouri jury awarded U.S. peach grower Bader Farms $265 million dollars in early February 2020 in a suit he brought against Bayer and BASF. Bill Bader, the owner of Bader Farms, said that his crops were damaged when the companies’ dicamba-based herbicide drifted on to his peach trees from nearby farms. The trial is the first to come to judgment in the United States on the issue of whether Bayer and BASF should be…
A suit filed on October 29 claims that e-cigarette manufacturer JUUL Labs sent over one million mint-flavored nicotine pods to market, Buzzfeed News reports. Siddharth Breja, a former executive at the San Francisco company, alleges that JUUL knew that it had sent contaminated pods to market but failed to alert consumers or issue a recall of the products. Breja says in the complaint that former JUUL CEO Kevin Burns ruled the company in a…
A Colorado man is suing Pfizer, Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline and other pharmaceutical companies, saying that a popular heartburn drug caused his bladder cancer. Law360 reports that Mark Allan Blake is accusing manufacturers of Zantac of producing, marketing, and selling a product that produces a cancer-causing chemical when the product is digested. Blake’s lawsuit comes on the heels of several other lawsuits filed after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about products containing…
A California jury has awarded a couple more than $2 billion after determining that use of Roundup weed killer caused their cancer. Bayer’s Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup, has now lost three verdicts in cases that say that the company failed to warn consumers about the dangers of Roundup. The couple, Alva and Alberta Pilliod, had used Roundup for decades on their California property. Now both in their 70s, the Pilliods learned within the past…
In a surprising move Wednesday, pharmaceutical and consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson settled three lawsuits accusing the company of manufacturing talc products with cancer-causing ingredients. A jury in a case in Oklahoma was three hours into deliberation when the judge called them back and announced that the two sides had reached a deal. On the same day, J&J reached settlements in cases in New York and California that made similar claims. Details of the…
On Wednesday, a California jury awarded a man $80 million after he successfully argued that his use of Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller caused his cancer. The San Fransisco jury found that it was more likely than not that Edwin Hardeman’s use of the Bayer product caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, awarding roughly $5 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages. The jury found for Hardeman on his defective design, failure to warn, and negligence…