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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.

Pro se plaintiff seeks $835,000 over alleged injuries from cochlear implant

By Sam Knef | Jul 6, 2018

KANSAS CITY – A pro se plaintiff is seeking $835,000 in damages against Cochlear Limited and Cochlear Americas over a hearing implant device he claims caused permanent numbness in his left ea

Former surgical resident sues University of Missouri over ouster from program

By Sam Knef | Jul 4, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – A former neurosurgery resident at University of Missouri School of Medicine claims he was treated unfairly and inequitably, particularly by the program director, and has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Central Division seeking at least $50 million in damages.

Patient alleges esophagus was perforated during surgery at St. Louis hospital

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 3, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A patient is seeking damages from a St. Louis physician after his esophagus was perforated during a surgery.

St. Louis Children's Hospital, others alleged to have failed to monitor child's tumor

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS – The parents of a minor child allege a St. Louis hospital failed to monitor a tumor, causing the loss of her eye.

Findings of scientist disputed in Johnson & Johnson talc trial

By John Sammon | Jun 28, 2018

On the day that plaintiffs rested their case, an attorney for Johnson & Johnson (J&J) brought in his own expert witness seeking to undermine the testimony of 22 women in a lawsuit claiming they developed ovarian cancer from the use of asbestos-laced baby powder.

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.

Expert witness discusses link to asbestos in ovarian cancer in Johnson & Johnson talc trial

By John Sammon | Jun 26, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An expert witness called by the lawyer for 22 women suing baby powder maker Johnson & Johnson in the 22nd Judicial Circuit of Missouri for allegedly causing their ovarian cancer agreed on June 25 that asbestos can cause the disease.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, others alleged to have failed to diagnose man's vertebrae fractures

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 20, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A patient of a Jefferson City hospital alleges fractures in his spine were not diagnosed at his visit.

From Legal Newsline

Alcon and Allergan, sued over eye drops that are allegedly too big, seek dismissal

By John Breslin | Jun 14, 2018

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – The makers of prescription eye drops are asking a federal court to dismiss a class action that claims the containers dispense too much medicine into the eye.

Class action filed against Johnson & Johnson over talc cancer claims

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Consumers and estate representatives have filed a class-action lawsuit against talcum powder manufacturers over allegations their products caused ovarian cancer.

Judge issues summary judgment in favor of St. Luke's hospital in technician's wrongful termination case

By John Breslin | Jun 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A surgical technician employed by a hospital group with a facility in Missouri has failed in her claim that she was fired in violation of provisions of the federal Family Medical Leave Act.

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