Consumer health products giant cited declining consumer demand prompted by litigation over cancer risk Johnson & Johnson announced Tuesday that it would stop selling the talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in the United States amid consumer concerns about the safety of the product. The company said that consumer demand for the product had declined “due in large part to changes in consumer habits and fueled by misinformation around the safety of the product and a constant barrage of litigation advertising.” J&J...Continue Reading
On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested that companies pull all prescription and over-the-counter forms of the heartburn drug Zantac (ranitidine) from store shelves. The agency has warned that an impurity in the drugs has been linked to an increased risk of cancer, which has become the subject of litigation against manufacturers of the drugs. The impurity, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), is commonly ingested in the human diet. NDMA is present in low levels in food and water. But the...Continue Reading
The entire world is currently facing an extraordinary public health crisis. Our goal at Kishish Law Group is to do everything we can to protect our clients, employees, and attorneys. We continue to work on all clients’ cases and continue to accept new cases. We have closed our offices to the public and progressively moved to an environment in which all of our employees are now working remotely through emails, phone calls and electronic documents. As we strive to limit...Continue Reading
A Missouri jury awarded U.S. peach grower Bader Farms $265 million dollars in early February 2020 in a suit he brought against Bayer and BASF. Bill Bader, the owner of Bader Farms, said that his crops were damaged when the companies’ dicamba-based herbicide drifted on to his peach trees from nearby farms. The trial is the first to come to judgment in the United States on the issue of whether Bayer and BASF should be held liable for damage attributed...Continue Reading
A suit filed on October 29 claims that e-cigarette manufacturer JUUL Labs sent over one million mint-flavored nicotine pods to market, Buzzfeed News reports. Siddharth Breja, a former executive at the San Francisco company, alleges that JUUL knew that it had sent contaminated pods to market but failed to alert consumers or issue a recall of the products. Breja says in the complaint that former JUUL CEO Kevin Burns ruled the company in a “dictatorial” manner, maintaining a “culture of...Continue Reading
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