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Publication Archive: Healthcare

J&J Marketed Talcum Powder Products Linked to Cancer

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Source: Our Time Press
A lawsuit alleging that Johnson & Johnson marketed talcum-based baby powder to Black women amid concerns over the product and ovarian cancer risks was filed Tuesday on behalf of the National Council of Negro Women. Attorneys Ben Crump and Paul Napoli, who filed the suit, accused the company in a statement Tuesday of “specific marketing…Read the article

Lawsuit: J&J Marketed Talcum Powder to Black Women

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Source: The Root
The National Council of Negro Women is suing Johnson & Johnson, claiming the company specifically marketed its talcum-based powder products to Black women without warning them of their alleged link to cancer. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump and personal injury attorney Paul Napoli filed the complaint on behalf of the organization, which advocates for “women…Read the article

Essence Reports on J&J Talcum Powder Lawsuit

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Source: Essence
Ben Crump and Paul Napoli, nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorneys of Ben Crump Law and Napoli Shkolnik respectively, announced a lawsuit on behalf of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) against Johnson & Johnson. “This lawsuit is about the lives of our grandmothers, our mothers, our wives, sisters and daughters- all…Read the article

ABC News: Crump, Napoli File Lawsuit Against J&J

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Source: ABC News
Prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump and Paul Napoli  have filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, alleging the pharmaceutical giant marketed talcum-based baby powder specifically to Black women despite links to ovarian cancers. The suit was filed in New Jersey  on behalf of members of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). The council,…Read the article

Talcum Powder Lawsuit: J & J Marketing Targeted Black Women

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Source: The Recorder
Attorney Ben Crump has teamed up once again with New York’s Napoli Shkolnik, this time suing Johnson & Johnson for marketing its baby powder to Black women, many of whom died of ovarian cancer. Crump and Napoli Shkolnik’s Paul Napoli represent the National Council of Negro Women, which filed the lawsuit Tuesday in New Jersey’s Atlantic County…Read the article

Crump, Napoli: Johnson & Johnson Targeted Black Women

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Source: USA Today Network
Ben Crump and Paul Napoli filed a lawsuit alleging that Johnson & Johnson marketed talcum-based baby powder to Black women amid concerns over the product and ovarian cancer risks. The case cites reports describing Johnson & Johnson’s “targeted marketing to Black women,” including a report in 2019 from Reuters that nearly half of the company’s spending on promotions for baby…Read the article

Matt Lavin Quoted on US Supreme Court ERISA Ruling

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Source: Law360
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent holding that Arkansas can regulate the middlemen that control employee health plans’ prescriptions without treading on ERISA’s territory opens the door for states to take more aggressive action to reduce health care costs, experts say. “What the Rutledge decision is going to mean is that because those state statutes regulate costs…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Partner Matt Lavin on “No Surprises Act”

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Source: Law360
The No Surprises Act , which was signed into law Dec. 27 after being tucked into the year-end spending bill, protects patients from getting slapped with surprise bills after visits to the emergency room or their regular medical providers, leaving any payment disputes up to their plan and provider to resolve. Napoli Shkolnik PLLC’s Matt…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Matt Lavin on Proposed UBH Class Action Suit

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Source: Law360
A California federal judge has refused to toss a proposed class action accusing United Behavioral Health of leaving patients on the hook for surprise medical bills, ruling that the patients detailed how UBH allegedly underpaid for services it should have covered under their health plan. “We look forward to seeking certification of a nationwide class…Read the article

FDA, DEA Experts to Testify in Opioid Case, Hunter in Law360

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Source: Law360
The New York judge overseeing the state attorney general’s suit over the opioid crisis said on Friday that he will allow witnesses for the state and two Long Island counties to testify, including a former U.S. Food and Drug Administration head and a former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent. “These defendants never know when to…Read the article