Johnson & Johnson Liable for Cancer Caused by Asbestos Contaminated Talcum Powder

Shares of Johnson & Johnson were down in mid-week trading after a California Jury awarded $29 million to a woman who said asbestos in the company’s talcum powder products caused her mesothelioma. Our mesothelioma lawyers in Massachusetts continue to carefully follow each of these talcum powder cases and are committed to fighting for the rights ...

U.S. Lags U.K. in Asbestos Abatement, Mesothelioma Treatment

When it comes to providing care to mesothelioma patients and protecting consumers from the risks of asbestos exposure, the United States lags significantly behind effort in the United Kingdom. Based on population, the United Kingdom has the highest rate of mesothelioma diagnoses in the world, with about 2,700 new cases annually. Mesothelioma UK notes asbestos exposure ...

Johnson & Johnson’s Liability for Asbestos-Contaminated Talcum Powder

If ever there was proof that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is derelict in its duty to protect the public, perhaps it’s the news this week that Sri Lanka is the latest nation to ban import of Johnson and Johnson’s baby powder, amid growing proof of asbestos contamination. The Daily Mail reports the license for ...

Mesothelioma Legal and Medical Victories in 2018

2018 brought some advances in treatment and some legal victories for mesothelioma victims and their advocates. The liability of Johnson & Johnson over asbestos contaminated talcum powder was probably the biggest headline of the year. But our Massachusetts mesothelioma lawyers have noted a number of legal and medical victories this year. The Johnson & Johnson case illustrates ...

Mesothelioma Trust Funds Available to Asbestos Victims

Trust funds may already be available for victims of mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases. Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. With a latency period of 30-40 years, most diagnosed are senior citizens exposed to asbestos in the 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s. A naturally-occurring mineral used for its insulating and fire-retardant properties, it’s carcinogenic ...

New England Military Veterans & Shipyard Workers Face High Risk of Mesothelioma

New England military veterans and shipyard workers face some of the highest risks when it comes to being diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports about 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma a year will be diagnosed ...

Mesothelioma Victims Struggle with Treatment Options, Legal Help

In a departure from standard mesothelioma treatment practices in the United States, the British Thoracic Society has published new treatment guidelines that recommend against radical surgical options. The Mesothelioma Management Guidelines just published by the British Thoracic Society now recommend against aggressive surgery to treat advanced mesothelioma.The decision follows an analysis of the potential harm and poor ...

Asbestos Found in Crayons in Boston Area

In most cases, asbestos exposure occurs when a person is working in an environment where deadly asbestos fibers are present. Decades ago when asbestos was used in a wide variety of industries, millions of workers were exposed to asbestos while working in factories or working on construction projects, not to mention the countless number of ...

ENTERTAINMENT & RESORTS COMPANY UNDER SEXUAL HARASSMENT SUIT

A woman employed at a country club in Hershey, PA has filed suit against the Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company, claiming she was fired for reporting the sexual harassment she and fellow employees suffered while working for the company. The woman, a bartender who was employed at the Hershey Country Club for 10 years, believes she ...

OPM Disability Retirement: SF 3112C

     As a “government form” it purports to provide guidance in general terms, and it is doubtful that the lack of clarity as to its purpose or utility will assist the medical professional into writing an effective report.  The plain fact is that SF 3112C is a confusing form — confusing both to the ...