NYT: Johnson & Johnson Recalls Asbestos-Tainted Baby Powder

By Tiffany Hsu and 

Johnson & Johnson is recalling a shipment of baby powder after the Food and Drug Administration discovered evidence of asbestos, the company said on Friday, after months spent denying the presence of the carcinogen in its talc-based products.

In a test, the regulator found trace levels of chrysotile asbestos in samples from a bottle of baby powder purchased from an online retailer, Johnson & Johnson said.

Continue reading “NYT: Johnson & Johnson Recalls Asbestos-Tainted Baby Powder”

Billion-Dollar J&J Verdict Winner Now Leads Charge in Opioids Suit

By

Mark Lanier used a block of cheese and a hay bale as props in a St. Louis courtroom last year to make his case that Johnson & Johnson baby powder causes cancer. It worked. Jurors ordered J&J to pay $4.7 billion in damages.

The verdict was the third multibillion-dollar award for Lanier, the Texas-based lawyer now leading the attack for two Ohio counties against a group of drug companies, including McKesson Corp. and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Inc., in the first federal trial of more than 2,000 state and local government lawsuits over the U.S. opioid epidemic. Opening arguments start Monday.

Continue reading “Billion-Dollar J&J Verdict Winner Now Leads Charge in Opioids Suit”

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”

Ten Lanier Law Firm Attorneys Earn Honors from New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2019

NEW YORK – Ten New York trial lawyers with The Lanier Law Firm have earned recognition from a leading peer-review rating guide for their representation of people harmed by dangerous products or through corporate negligence.

Three of the firm’s attorneys are included on the 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers list, while seven young lawyers made the New York Rising Stars list, which honors those age 40 and younger or in practice 10 years or less. All 10 Lanier honorees were selected for their handling of personal injury cases. Continue reading “Ten Lanier Law Firm Attorneys Earn Honors from New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2019”