Johnson and Johnson is facing about 1,200 law suits claiming studies have linked its Johnson’s Baby Powder and its Shower-to-Shower product to ovarian cancer.
This week jurors in St. Louis awarded the family of Jackie Fox, who died of ovarian cancer last year after using Johnson’s baby powder and another talc-based product for years, $10 million in compensatory damages and $62 million in a punishment award. This is the first case in which a jury has awarded damages over Johnson & Johnson’s talc products.
Mogab & Hughes Attorneys continues to offer over 150 combined years of experience and free legal consultations. Please do not hesitate to contact our firm at (314)-241-4477.
A jury has ordered Wright Medical to pay $11 million to a woman who alleged that she suffered from a defective hip implant. The award, which includes $1 million in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages, was granted to the plaintiff at a recent bellwether trial. The lawsuit was filed by the woman back in 2013 and alleged that her Conserve hip implant came loose and caused tissue damage. The Atlanta jury ruled that the plaintiff had a defective hip implant and that Wright misrepresented the device’s safety.
Mogab and Hughes Attorneys, P.C. has more than 50 years of experience. If you have suffered from a defective hip implant, please call us for a free consultation at 314-241-4477.
EMPLOYER’S WORKER’S COMP INSURER DENIED MEDICAL CAUSATION – A twenty four year employee at Smurfit Stone/ Rock Tenn injured his ankle, company doctor says it’s a sprain, employee continues to have pain, four months later they agree to send him back to Doctor who says it’s a sprain, refuses to order an MRI. Claimant seeks another opinion with Doctor who orders an MRI and sees a peroneal brevis tear and recommends surgery. The Employer-Insurer refused to provide care. No offer, case was tried and Claimant wins and is awarded past medical bills, payment for lost time at work, and permanent partial disability totaling $60,463.94 with interest due to the Employer/Insurer’s denials.
OTHER RECENT CASES:
EMPLOYER, ARAMARK North American Food Hospitality and Facility Services /Workers Comp Insurer deny medical treatment to employee for right and left shoulder injuries. Nancy Mogab tried case and successfully won medical care including surgery and pain management for the claimant.
SOCIAL SECURITY DENIAL REVERSED for younger individual with learning disabilities and physical disease to his feet and IBS/Colon problems. Multiple hearings and medical and vocational experts retained by the Social Security Administration, denial by ALJ reversed in Federal Court. Ultimately new hearing found the claimant disabled, resulting in back benefits to the Claimant in the amount of $35,000 and additional past benefits to the Claimant’s dependents.
Mogab and Hughes Attorneys, P.C. has more than 50 years of experience winning workers compensation and social security cases. Please call us for a free consultation at 314-241-4477.