By: Marilyn McGoldrick, Esq. November 21, 2018 Stryker Femoral Heads Confidential Settlement A settlement was announced this month in the Stryker MDL litigation. The settlement covers individuals with cases in the federal court litigation  and cases filed in New Jersey state court who had revision surgery to replace the faulty LFIT CoCr V40 Femoral Head… Read More


By: Marilyn McGoldrick, Esq. Gas Explosions and Fires Devastate Our Neighbors in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover Over-pressured gas lines serviced by Columbia Gas Company burst and caused explosions and fires over a wide swath of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover Massachusetts last week. The shocking and deadly chaos erupted in the afternoon as gas… Read More


Twenty-two women who had ovarian cancer were awarded a total of $4.2 billion dollars in their claims against Johnson & Johnson. All the cancer-stricken women had used Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and Shower-to-Shower talcum powder for many years. This is by far the largest verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a talc cancer case to date. The Missouri state court jury awarded a total of $550 million in compensatory damages to the women, and added a punitive damage award of $4.14 billion dollars. It is the largest verdict in a jury trial in the United States in 2018.… Read More


Five plaintiffs were awarded a total of $502 million dollars in the 2nd test (bellwether) case to go to trial against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) relating to its Depuy Pinnacle hip implants, in January of 2016,  J&J appealed the verdict, which the trial judge reduced to $151 million dollars.  The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument on December 7, 2017, and issued their opinion  in April 2018. The Fifth Circuit overturned the entire verdict and remanded the case back to the Northern District of Texas and Judge Ed Kinkeade for a new trial.… Read More


Johnson & Johnson was alerted to the risk of asbestos contamination of its talc in a 1973 company report about J&J’s Windsor Materials talc mine in Vermont. The document was recently produced in a deposition of Johnson & Johnson’s chief medical officer, Joanne Waldstreicher, and reported by Bloomberg.… Read More


Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon subsidiary was ordered to pay plaintiff Ella Ebaugh $57 million dollars for injuries she suffered from their transvaginal mesh implants. The verdict, rendered in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, was the largest verdict in the Philadelphia  mass tort litigation. … Read More


A Pennsylvania state court jury awarded $2.16 million in damages to a woman with an Ethicon ProLift +M Pelvic Floor Repair System which eroded inside her body and cannot be removed. This is the fourth consecutive win for plaintiffs in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, and the fourth multi-million dollar award against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon. It is the first time punitive damages were not awarded.… Read More