Monthly Archives: April 2012

Canadian Class Action against Johnson & Johnson for Transvaginal Mesh Products

A national class action has commenced this month on behalf of Canadian women who were implanted with transvaginal mesh products (“TVM products”) manufactured and distributed by Johnson & Johnson and its related companies that were involved in the manufacture and … Continue reading

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Possible New Hope for Early Mesothelioma Diagnosis

A blood test could be used in the future to diagnose the asbestos-related disease mesothelioma, as reported in Australia’s News NineMSN. Researchers from Sydney’s Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) have found markers in the blood of mesothelioma patients which could … Continue reading

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan man charged with asbestos violations

The old McMillian School on Detroit’s West End Street was more than 100 years old and needed to be demolished, according to a story by Detroit’s WDIV published yesterday. According to court documents, Badhwar and his company Ashok Badhwar’s Glo … Continue reading

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Hip Device Phaseout By Johnson and Johnson After Food and Drug Administration Request

Johnson & Johnson executives decided in 2009 to phase out the hip implant and sell off its inventories for use in patients just weeks after the Food and Drug Administration asked the company in a letter for added safety data … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Woman Indicted For Unsafe Asbestos Removal

A recent article this week reveals that a property owner has been indicted in connection with paying two of her tenants to improperly remove asbestos from her Springfield, Massachusetts rental property, according to the Massachusetts Daily Grafton . The landlord … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Sold Trans-Vaginal Mesh Three Years before Approval

Johnson & Johnson sold a vaginal mesh implant for three years before U.S. regulators approved the device, according to a March 2012 article from Bloomberg Online News. Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit introduced the Gynecare Prolift device in March 2005. … Continue reading

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Asbestos was found in Kaufman Hall at McNeese State University

McNeese State University officials closed Kaufman Hall because removal of a door led to the release of asbestos which contaminated multiple areas of the building, according to Philip Williams, university president. Mr. Williams was cited in a recent article by … Continue reading

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First Trials Related to Trans-Vaginal Mesh Medical Device Litigation are Now Scheduled for Fall of 2012 Against Johnson & Johnson and it’s subsidiaries Ethicon and Gynecare

We are currently involved in litigation on behalf of women injured by Trans-Vaginal Mesh Medical Devices. As trial nears, the parties are entering the final stages of discovery, having reviewed millions of pages of documents and sworn testimony taken of … Continue reading

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City of Jackson Asbestos Removal at “Old Consumers Building” increasing in costs by $280,000

The City of Jackson, Michigan could have to pay $280,000 more than expected to remove asbestos from the former Consumers Energy Building, according to a Jackson Citizen Patriot article published this month. A city contractor underestimated the amount of asbestos … Continue reading

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KY Storm Damage Creates Asbestos Alert

Storms in recent months in Kentucky have produced mounds of debris, and the state Division for Air Quality is recommending that people remember that the material may contain asbestos. The agency advises keeping all debris from damaged buildings thoroughly wetted … Continue reading

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