By David C. Strouss, Esq. UPDATE: The jury awarded over $80 million dollars to plaintiff Edwin Hardeman; compensatory damages of $5.27 million and punitive damages of $75 million Published March 22, 2019 A federal court jury has ruled unanimously that Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller was a substantial contributing factor in the development of a California man’s… Read More


By Leah M. McMorris and Leslie-Anne Taylor Posted on March 19, 2019 A California jury awarded $29 million to a woman dying from mesothelioma cancer in her lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, attributing her development of the asbestos-linked cancer to her use of J&J baby powder. Plaintiff Teresa Leavitt, the mother of two children, was… Read More


Mesothelioma is a type of malignant cancer that affects the thin lining of the body’s internal organs. It has been known for decades that mesothelioma is the direct result of exposure to asbestos. In response, the federal government banned many asbestos-containing products, although even today many asbestos products are still sold legally, and workers are still exposed in older structures that contain asbestos. Sadly, mesothelioma deaths continue to rise across the United States.… Read More


A St. Louis jury awarded $72 million dollars to the family of a woman who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder for many years. The jury awarded $10 million dollars in compensatory damages and $62 million dollars to the family of an Alabama woman. Plaintiff Jackie Fox died of ovarian cancer on October 6th. She had used Johnson & Johnson baby powder and “Shower to Shower” talcum powder for 35 years.… Read More


By Marilyn McGoldrick, Esq. Because of concerns that federal laws may have been broken, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is now investigating laparoscopic power morcellators, the surgical tool found to spread cancer in women. Their investigation focuses on what manufacturers knew before the FDA added a black box warning to the device in 2014.… Read More


Recent reports show that the risk of developing melanoma, a potentially fatal skin cancer, is doubled for men who use Viagra┬« or Revatio┬«. Viagra and Revatio (sildenafil), manufactured and distributed by Pfizer, are used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) and symptoms of pulmonary hypertension. … Read More