Toxic Torts

Johnson & Johnson Could Put All Talc Liabilities into a Separate Company

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Johnson & Johnson Could Put All Talc Liabilities into a Separate Company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is looking to put all its liability from its baby powder litigation into a new business to then file for bankruptcy protection. This would allow lower payments for cases that do not settle beforehand. There is a chance that […]

DuPont Released the Toxic Substance C8 into the Environment

DuPont Released the Toxic Substance C8 into the Environment Perfluorooctanoic acid, or C8, is a chemical in the class of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that is used to make household chemicals like the non-stick pan coating Teflon. It is also found in waterproof clothing, stain-resistant carpets, microwave popcorn bags, fast-food wrappers, and many other products. It […]

U.S. Steel Didn’t Break the Rules When it Only Reported Emissions to the Allegheny County Health Department

U.S. Steel Didn’t Break the Rules When it Only Reported Emissions to the Allegheny County Health Department A federal appeals court just dismissed a lawsuit claiming that U.S. Steel violated the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The lawsuit was brought by an environmental watchdog because U.S. Steel only reported to local and […]

PFAS Chemicals Were Found in Many Cosmetic Products

PFAS Chemicals Were Found in Many Cosmetic Products A recent study found that a large amount of makeup products contains PFAS chemicals. PFAS chemicals are chemicals that are links of carbon and fluorine atoms that do not break down in the environment. These chemicals are so prolific that they can be found in 97 percent […]

The Supreme Court Declined to Review Johnson & Johnson’s $2.1 Billion Talc Verdict

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The Supreme Court Declined to Review Johnson & Johnson’s $2.1 Billion Talc Verdict The Supreme Court is not reviewing a lower court decision awarding $2 billion to women with ovarian cancer resulting from exposure to Johnson & Johnson (J&J) talcum powder contaminated with asbestos. Lately, there have been many lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and […]

Latest Developments in Asbestos Litigation

Latest Developments in Asbestos Litigation Asbestos exposes people to carcinogenic health risks when it becomes airborne. Despite warnings and efforts to ban the use of asbestos, it remains legal in the United States. Many who have a suffered severe illness or mourned the loss of loved ones from asbestos-related diseases have instituted litigation against the […]

Benzene was Just Found in Multiple Brands of Sunscreen

Benzene was Just Found in Multiple Brands of Sunscreen Just in time for summer: benzene was recently found in different batches of sunscreen. A pharmacy that tests sunscreen and other after-sun products found that various brands of sunscreen contained the carcinogen. Valisure, the company that did the testing, batch tests medications before they reach consumers. […]

Recent Mesothelioma Research is Helping Patients Live Longer and Better Lives

Compensating Asbestos Victims

Recent Mesothelioma Research is Helping Patients Live Longer and Better Lives Mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelium resulting from asbestos exposure. The mesothelium is a lining of different organs including the lungs, abdomen, heart, and testicles. When microscopic asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested, they become lodged in human tissue including the mesothelium. They […]

The Burden of Proof for Mesothelioma Claims

Burden of Proof

The Burden of Proof for Mesothelioma Claims Asbestos inhalation or ingestion can cause cancer of the lung, larynx, and ovaries, and mesothelioma. According to the World Health Organization, roughly half of deaths from occupational cancer are estimated to be caused by asbestos. Lawsuits and claims have provided mesothelioma victims with compensation for their disease. However, an […]

Natural Gas Wells are No Longer Being Drilled at Edgar Thomson

Natural Gas Wells are No Longer Being Drilled at Edgar Thomson U.S. Steel is no longer moving forward with Marcellus Shale gas wells being drilled at the Edgar Thomson Steel Mill in North-Versailles. The steelmaker recently announced that it terminated the lease with Merrion Oil & Gas Corp. for a 10-acre tract to be used […]

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