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Surviving heir files wrongful death suit against A.W. Chesterton, others

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The surviving spouse of a man previously employed a various locations in Nebraska alleges his death was caused by exposure to asbestos during his life.

Illinois couple seeks damages from Crane, Union Carbide over alleged asbestos injuries

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An Illinois couple alleges that the husband developed asbestos-related diseases as a result to exposure to the substance during his employment at various locations in Missouri and elsewhere.

Johnson & Johnson will appeal verdict in billion dollar talc judgement

By John Sammon | Jul 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Johnson & Johnson officials pledged to appeal a $4.69 billion court judgment against them the day after a trial in which 22 women plaintiffs won a landmark case accusing the company of causing their ovarian cancer from use of baby powder containing asbestos.

Jurors pound Johnson & Johnson with $4.69 billion judgment; Company vows to appeal

By John Sammon | Jul 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Jurors on July 12 handed Johnson & Johnson a body-blow, levying a total $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages to 22 women who claimed its talcum powder contained asbestos that caused them to develop ovarian cancer.

St. Louis jurors hit J&J with $4.69 billion verdict - $4.1 billion in punitive damages

By Ann Maher | Jul 12, 2018

Jurors hammered Johnson & Johnson with a $4.69 billion verdict that includes more than $4.1 billion in punitive damages over claims that asbestos in talcum powder products caused 22 women to develop ovarian cancer.

Children of man fatally shot at LP's Grocery and Liquor allege business failed to provide adequate security

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The children of a man fatally shot while at work are seeking damages from the man's employer.

J&J talc trial wraps up: Attorneys accuse each other of fake science in closing arguments

By John Sammon | Jul 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Attorneys for both sides claimed the other fabricated science during closing remarks on July 11 after a month-long trial in a lawsuit in which 22 women allege the baby powder they used made by Johnson & Johnson gave them ovarian cancer.

Defense witness calls Lanier evidence circumstantial in final week of J&J talc trial

By John Sammon | Jul 10, 2018

ST. LOUIS – In the final week of trial alleging Johnson & Johnson baby powder caused 22 women to develop ovarian cancer, the defense again fought back that the disease came from other causes, while the plaintiffs’ attorney said the defendants were dodging the truth.

Patient disclosure sparks testy exchange in J&J talc trial

By John Sammon | Jul 6, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A gynecological oncologist called by Johnson & Johnson disputed an allegation he was engaging in a conflict of interest in withholding information from some of the 22 women suing the company over its baby powder they claimed gave them ovarian cancer----by not telling them he was testifying against them in court.

Plaintiffs and defense spar over qualifications, family history issues

By John Sammon | Jul 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The attorney for 22 women suing Johnson & Johnson for the baby powder they said caused their ovarian cancer and a medical doctor witness for the defense traded barbs in court on July 3.

American Halal sauces falsely advertised as all-natural, consumer claims

By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 5, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis consumer alleges a brand of sauces is falsely advertised as all-natural.

Consumer claims Ojai Cook lemonaise product is falsely labeled as all-natural

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis consumer alleges that a California corporation is using a false and misleading label on one of its food products.

Lanier goes after J&J epidemiologist who says plaintiff asbestos findings wrong

By John Sammon | Jul 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The attorney for 22 women plaintiffs suing Johnson & Johnson for the baby powder they claimed gave them ovarian cancer on July 2 challenged the qualifications of a defense witness epidemiologist and accused her of leaving pertinent information out of her findings.

Plaintiff lawyer says J&J accused of altering records as scientist maintains product is asbestos free

By John Sammon | Jul 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Mark Lanier, the attorney for 22 women suing baby powder maker Johnson & Johnson for the talc powder they claimed gave them ovarian cancer, said a J&J scientist had been accused of altering records to quash knowledge the product contained asbestos.

Asbestos attorney says defense expert playing 'name games'; J&J witness says it's wrong to call things asbestos that are not

By John Sammon | Jun 29, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Mark Lanier, the attorney for 22 women suing baby powder maker Johnson & Johnson alleging the talc product gave them ovarian cancer, told a star witness for the defense he was engaging in a “name game,” attempting to call asbestos something else.

Man alleges lung disease caused by exposure to asbestos in Union Carbide, others' products

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 28, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A former carpenter and millwright alleges he developed a lung disease as a result of exposure to asbestos during his career.

Oncologist points to asbestos as source of plaintiffs' cancer in St. Louis talc trial

By John Sammon | Jun 27, 2018

A noted oncologist told a jury in the 22nd Judicial Circuit of Missouri on June 26 that the female plaintiffs who are suing Baby Powder maker Johnson & Johnson for ovarian cancer they allegedly contracted from using the product got the disease from exposure to asbestos.

Kansas couple alleges asbestos in products made by Bayer, others caused mesothelioma

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 26, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A Kansas couple is seeking damages over allegations the husband developed mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure.

Lawyers debate talc damage as women share stories in J&J trial

By John Sammon | Jun 15, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A witness for plaintiffs claiming their use of talcum powder caused ovarian cancer told jurors that a preponderance of studies showed that baby powder sold by medical and cosmetics giant Johnson and Johnson contained cancer-causing asbestos.

Attorneys in Johnson & Johnson talc trial under way differ over test results

By John Sammon | Jun 15, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Attorneys sparred over pathology slides at trial on June 13 in which baby powder maker Johnson & Johnson is accused of selling product that caused 22 women to develop ovarian cancer.

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