201911.25
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KHON2: Woman Sues J&J for Mesothelioma Diagnosis

HONOLULU (KHON2) — The attorneys representing a Hawaii Island woman diagnosed with mesothelioma are suing Johnson & Johnson and Foodland Super Market, Ltd., for selling talc-based Johnson & Johnson baby powder which was contaminated with asbestos. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer whose only known cause is asbestos exposure. The lawsuit was filed in…

201911.19
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Hawaii Residents Suffer Life-Threatening Effects of Pesticides

Two Kihei, Maui children suffered life-threatening birth defects due to pesticide exposure in utero, alleges a recent lawsuit. Chemical and agricultural giant Monsanto excessively sprayed harmful restricted pesticides on corn fields just yards downwind from their families’ homes. The suit claims the company did so knowing the toxic chemicals would be carried by the wind…

201910.25
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KHON2: Birth Defects Blamed on Monsanto Chemicals in Lawsuit

Two Maui families with children born with rare illnesses are suing Monsanto and its parent company Bayer. They claim the company knowingly sprayed harmful chemicals that caused their conditions. Dana Fulton sat looking at photos of herself after one of the surgeries she had as a baby. She was born with esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula. Today,…

Opioids, Birth Defects, and Fetal Health
201808.07
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Opioids, Birth Defects, and Fetal Health

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As concern grows over the rise in opioid related deaths, we must also consider how the drugs affect the youngest victims and the link to birth defects in developing babies. The damages wrought by the opioid epidemic continue to increase. The American Medical Association reports that the number of deaths directly related to synthetic opioids…