A Superior Court jury in Boston returned a verdict of $7.55 million dollars against New England Insulation, a Canton company who distributed and installed asbestos insulation material until the early 1970’s.  Gerald Sylvestre, a former worker in the Public Service of New Hampshire Merrimack Power Station in Bow NH, developed pleural mesothelioma, an asbestos-caused cancer, in 2015 and is currently undergoing treatment.… Read More


A South Dakota woman was awarded $55 million dollars against Johnson & Johnson for developing ovarian cancer after decades of using J&J talcum powder products. The verdict is the second successive multi-million dollar verdict against Johnson & Johnson in the past two months for women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder for many years. … 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 T. McGoldrick, Esq. A  Delaware jury awarded $100 million dollars to a woman who suffered vaginal scarring and constant pain after receiving transvaginal mesh implants made by Boston Scientific. The Delaware state court jury awarded $25 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages to Deborah Barba, age 51. Mrs. Barba was… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Mar 6, 2015 9:58:22 AM   Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit has been ordered to pay $5.7 million dollars to a California woman who was damaged by a TVT-Abbrevo pelvic mesh sling device. Thousands of defective transvaginal mesh products have been implanted in women suffering from the medical conditions Pelvic… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Feb 13, 2015 2:08:55 PM A Philadelphia state court jury awarded a $2.3 million dollar verdict against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to John Kristufek, a retired teacher who developed bladder cancer after taking the diabetes drug Actos. The jury awarded more than $300,000 for his medical expenses, and $2 million for the pain… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Dec 1, 2014 12:32:05 PM   A jury in West Virginia has awarded $18.5 million to four women who suffered painful complications after receiving Boston Scientific’s Obtryx vaginal mesh slings. The verdict included an award of $4 million in punitive damages, $1 million to each plaintiff to punish for Boston Scientific’s… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Nov 17, 2014 12:37:28 PM   Four women were awarded $26.7 million in compensatory damages in the first federal bellwether trial over Boston Scientific Corp.’s Pinnacle transvaginal mesh implants. The jury ruled that the mesh implants were defectively designed, and that Boston Scientific Corp. had failed to warn doctors and… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Oct 7, 2014 1:09:00 PM On Friday a state court jury awarded 79-year old Frances Wisniewski $2,050,000 in compensatory damages in her lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals for her development of bladder cancer after taking Actos to help control her diabetes. The jury rejected Takeda’s claim that Ms. Wisniewski’s smoking caused her bladder… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Sep 5, 2014 4:30:00 PM   A federal court jury in West Virginia has awarded plaintiff Jo Huskey and her husband $3.27 million dollars from Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit in the second bellwether transvaginal mesh trial. In 2011, Mrs. Huskey, then age 52, was surgically implanted with Ethicon’sGynecare TVT… Read More