Baby Powder Lawsuits Back on Track After Appeals Court Ruling | Ted B. Lyon & Associates | iStock-1164022635

Powder Lawsuits Back on Track After Appeals Court Ruling

An August appeals court decision in New Jersey may reopen the door for more than 1,000 lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson to proceed. This specific group of suits accuses the healthcare and consumer goods giant of knowingly selling talc-based ba...

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts Mesothelioma Patients

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted society in many predictable and unpredictable ways. Now that the virus has been with us for six months, we’re beginning to see how one group—mesothelioma sufferers—is affected by the toll COVID-19 is taking o...

Major Cosmetic Brands Continue to Move Away From Talc Products

In the past couple of months, reports have surfaced regarding the use of talc, a potentially dangerous substance, in modern-day cosmetics. According to a recent report by Thomson Reuters, cosmetic brands Chanel, Revlon, and L’Oréal are quietly mo...

Johnson & Johnson Discontinues Talc-Based Baby Powder in US & Canada

Last year, several reports revealed evidence that Johnson & Johnson knew its famous baby powder was sometimes tainted with cancer-causing asbestos. Unfortunately, they hid the information for decades. This year, multiple lawsuits against the ...

The EPA Confirms the Dangers of Asbestos Exposure

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its Draft Risk Evaluation for Asbestos. Although these are preliminary findings from a review of many potential asbestos exposures, they highlight the dangers of asbestos. EPA Finds A...

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Johnson & Johnson Hit with $750 Million Cancer Verdict; Thousands More Cases Pending

We wrote an article last year discussing what was then a new, bombshell report about how consumer goods giant Johnson & Johnson knew that its famous baby powder was made using talc contaminated with cancer-causing asbestos.  Fast-forward...

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Understanding the Signs of Asbestos Poisoning

It’s no secret that exposure to asbestos is dangerous. It can cause asbestos poisoning, a health condition with often dangerous complications, including mesothelioma. What Is Asbestos Poisoning? Asbestos poisoning is also called asbestosis and ...

Medical Facilities Begin Using Novel Mesothelioma Treatment

Medical Facilities Begin Using Novel Mesothelioma Treatment

On November 7, 2019, a major cancer center in Florida began using a recently approved treatment regimen for patients with pleural malignant mesothelioma. The Miami Cancer Institute is just the third institution to gain approval to use a treatment ca...

Baylor College of Medicine to Conduct Clinical Trial of a New Mesothelioma Treatment

Baylor College of Medicine to Conduct Clinical Trial of a New Mesothelioma Treatment

About 3,000 people are diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma every year in the U.S., with the majority of them dying within 18 months of diagnosis. The typical treatment for this very aggressive cancer has for decades been a combination of ch...

States File a Lawsuit Over Asbestos Regulations Against the EPA

States File a Lawsuit Over Asbestos Regulations Against the EPA

Medical professionals diagnose approximately 3,000 new cases of asbestos-related mesothelioma each year within the United States. Individuals diagnosed with the disease have an average life expectancy of only 12 to 22 months. To help combat against ...