Pharmaceutical Liability

NY Times Documentary Explores What J&J Knew about Asbestos in Talcum Powder

Film includes trial lawyer Mark Lanier who won $4.69B verdict for cancer victims

HOUSTON – A New York Times documentary exposes Johnson & Johnson’s extensive internal records about the link between talcum powder and cancer-causing asbestos and features an interview with prominent trial lawyer Mark Lanier whose own team revealed much of that documentation in winning a $4.69 billion verdict for cancer victims. Continue reading “NY Times Documentary Explores What J&J Knew about Asbestos in Talcum Powder”

Lanier Law Firm Takes Lead in Opioid Epidemic Lawsuits

States, cities seek to hold drug companies accountable for public health emergency

HOUSTON – The Lanier Law Firm’s pharmaceutical litigation team is taking a leading role in partnering with state and local governments across the country to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for a public health emergency caused by the reckless spread of powerful and addictive prescription opioids. Continue reading “Lanier Law Firm Takes Lead in Opioid Epidemic Lawsuits”

Rick Meadow of Lanier Law Firm Gets Key Role in Cancer Lawsuits against J&J

Houston lawyer named to committee driving talcum powder litigation

HOUSTON – Acclaimed Houston trial lawyer Richard “Rick” Meadow of The Lanier Law Firm has been named to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the federal multi-district litigation against Johnson & Johnson over ovarian cancer claims involving the company’s talcum powder products.

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Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit

Dallas Jury Returns $1 Billion Plus Verdict in Defective DePuy/J&J Hip Implants Lawsuit

Attorney Mark Lanier: Third MDL bellwether trial sends strong message

DALLAS – A federal jury in Dallas has returned a combined verdict of more than $1 billion on behalf of six people who suffered serious medical complications caused by defective metal-on-metal hip implants made by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and its subsidiary DePuy/J&J Orthopaedics Inc.

The verdict includes more than $30 million in actual damages for the six plaintiffs and more than $1 billion in punitive damages assessed against Johnson & Johnson and DePuy/J&J.

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Texas Federal Court Rules DePuy/J&J Hip Implant Trials in Dallas Will Proceed

Lanier Law Firm wins ruling that victims’ cases will be heard in September

DALLAS – A federal judge in Dallas has cleared the way for a September trial in the ongoing multidistrict litigation filed against DePuy/J&J Orthopaedics Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), by patients who suffered medical problems after receiving the company’s Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants.

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