Health Care Fraud Watchdogs Praise AG Nominee Barr’s Support for Whistleblower Protections

In Senate testimony, William Barr pledges support for qui tam whistleblower statutes

WASHINGTON, D.C – A health care watchdog group that has uncovered serious fraud and kickbacks is praising comments by Attorney General nominee William Barr in which he pledged to “diligently enforce the False Claims Act” and protect whistleblowers if he is confirmed as the next U.S. Attorney General. Continue reading “Health Care Fraud Watchdogs Praise AG Nominee Barr’s Support for Whistleblower Protections”

Firm’s Talc Victory Named CVN’s No.1 Most Impressive Plaintiff Verdict of 2018

The Lanier Law Firm’s courtroom victory that saw $4.69 billion awarded to 22 ovarian cancer victims and their families has been named the No.1 Most Impressive Plaintiff Verdict of 2018 by Courtroom View Network.

The jury verdict came after six weeks of testimony in state district court in St. Louis. The trial marked the first time any jury had heard evidence that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products are contaminated with asbestos, and that decades of daily use contributed to the ovarian cancer diagnoses. Continue reading “Firm’s Talc Victory Named CVN’s No.1 Most Impressive Plaintiff Verdict of 2018”

Johnson & Johnson’s Cover Up on Talc and Asbestos Revealed

HOUSTON – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) is once again in the spotlight after a prestigious national news agency uncovered how company executives failed to warn consumers about the safety of its products, citing internal company documents from as far back as 1971. The article entitled “Johnson & Johnson Knew for Decades That Asbestos Lurked in its Baby Powder” showed that for nearly three decades, Johnson & Johnson knew that its talcum products contained the cancer-causing mineral, asbestos. The story was based on the news organization’s review of court documents and internal company memos. Continue reading “Johnson & Johnson’s Cover Up on Talc and Asbestos Revealed”