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Joseph H. Saunders

Los Angeles Jury Awards $417 Million in Talc Baby Powder Trial

In yet another striking loss, Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Los Angeles jury to pay $417 million to a terminally ill woman who says the company’s baby powder caused her to develop ovarian cancer.   Echoing earlier talc […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Baby Powder Lawsuit Garners Record $110.5 Million

A Virginia woman who filed a baby powder lawsuit against the manufacturer Johnson & Johnson has won a record $110.5 million verdict from a St. Louis jury. The jury ruling Thursday night for 62-year-old Louis Slemp, of Wise, Va., comes […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Eleventh Takata Airbag Death

  On October 20th the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed a 50-year-old woman who died after a car wreck last month in California is the 11th U.S. victim of Takata Corp.’s defective air bag inflators.   The victim was […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Talcum Power Lawsuits Coordinated Nationally in Multidistrict Litigation

  Today the federal courts in the United States ordered that all pending cases in U.S. District Courts in any state be transferred for pretrial management to Judge Freda L. Wolfson in U.S. District Court in New Jersey.  My firm […]

Joseph H. Saunders

New Tampa Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit

    In June, troubled pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson was found guilty and ordered to pay $127 million in compensatory damage after it was found that their famous cosmetic products containing talcum powder can cause cancer.   Since then, […]

Joseph H. Saunders

FDA Warns that Medical Scopes May Cause Serious Bacterial Infections

FDA officials warned yesterday about medical scopes inserted down a patient’s throat that may be spreading serious bacterial infections. The scopes are called duodenoscopes and they are used to diagnose and treat diseases of the liver, bile ducts, and pancreas. […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Biomet Magnum M2A Hip Implant Settlement News

  The Biomet metal on metal hip implant settlement that was announced in January 2014 is expected to pay out more than $100 million in compensation. Biomet hip implant patients who had to undergo revision surgery to have their metal […]

Joseph H. Saunders

Chinese Drywall Contamination Prompts Meeting Between US and China

Officials from the Consumer Products Safety Commission plan to meet with their Chinese counterparts and seek their assistance and cooperation in dealing with the Chinese drywall contamination…

Joseph H. Saunders

Chinese Drywall Goes Political

We learned this week that Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp’s residence in North Ft. Myers is affected with the Chinese drywall. Ironically, the house was built by Aubuchon Homes, owned by none other than…

Joseph H. Saunders

Dangerous Toys with Banned Plastics Still on the Market

Toys that contain the banned substance phthalates are still on the market and will remain there until sometime in 2009. Phthalates is a chemical found in some plastics has been linked to issues with…