Sponsored content from Thomas J. Henry Law Published 4:40 pm CDT, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Photo: Gettyimages Photo: Gettyimages Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Gettyimages Jury Sides With Woman in Talc Cancer Case 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A woman alleging that asbestos in talcum powder-based products caused her cancer has been awarded money by a California jury. Details of the Talc Powder Cancer Allegations Reuters reports that a California jury has sided with a woman who alleged that asbestos in two talcum powder-based products from company Johnson & Johnson - baby powder and “Shower to Shower” powder - caused her mesothelioma. The jury found that the … [Read more...] about Jury Sides With Woman in Talc Cancer Case
Talcum powder linked to ovarian cancer
Johnson & Johnson must pay $29 million to a woman who claimed its baby powder gave her terminal cancer, a California jury ruled Wednesday. A Superior Court jury in Oakland found the world's largest health care company mainly liable for Teresa Leavitt's mesothelioma. The verdict said that the baby powder was a "substantial contributing factor" in her illness. Her suit is one of many that link cancers to asbestos in Johnson & Johnson's talc-based products and contend that the company concealed the health risk for decades. Requests for comment from the New Jersey-based comment were not immediately answered. A woman blames Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder for her ovarian cancer. (Published Friday, May 5, 2017) Johnson & Johnson is facing some 13,000 similar lawsuits around the country. The company has insisted that its talc-based products are demonstrably safe but it has lost a string of court cases. Last year, a Los Angeles jury awarded $25.7 million to a woman who … [Read more...] about Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $29 Million in Baby Powder Cancer Case, Jury Says
Jim Salter Associated Press Published 5:10 PM EST Dec 20, 2018 St. Louis – A Missouri judge denied Johnson & Johnson’s bid to overturn a $4.7 billion jury verdict awarded to nearly two dozen women who said the company’s talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer. St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison, in a ruling Wednesday, cited evidence of what he called “particularly reprehensible conduct” by Johnson & Johnson. Burlison wrote that “defendants knew of the presence of asbestos in products that they knowingly targeted for sale to mothers and babies, knew of the damage their products caused, and misrepresented the safety of these products for decades.” A jury in July awarded $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages to 22 women and their families after a six-week trial. The lawsuit is among many filed on behalf of thousands of women who claim Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder … [Read more...] about Judge refuses to overturn $4.7 billion talc powder verdict
OFTEN associated with kid's bath times and your grandparent's cabinet, talcum powder has been a household staple for generations. But recent lawsuits have seen people being awarded millions in damages after claiming talcum powder gave them cancer. Here's the latest on the situation. What is the Johnson & Johnson talcum powder cancer case? In July 2018 22 women were awarded a record £3.6billion payout from Johnson & Johnson. They told a jury in the US state of Mississippi that talcum powder led them to develop ovarian cancer. Their lawyers alleged the company knew its talc was contaminated with asbestos. J&J said it was "deeply disappointed" and will appeal the verdict. The company added: "Every verdict against Johnson & Johnson in this court that has gone through the appeals process has been reversed and the multiple errors present in this trial were worse than those in the prior trials which have been reversed." What happened to Johnson … [Read more...] about What is the Johnson & Johnson talcum powder cancer case, how much do they have to pay and what has happened to the share price?
JOHNSON’S baby powder makers knew for years there was asbestos in its talc for infants, it’s claimed. An investigation by news agency Reuters reviewed previously confidential documents showing the company's raw talc and finished powders sometimes tested positive for small amounts. The reports, memos and other confidential reports relate to a successfully defended Johnson & Johnson lawsuit in 1999. These are now being shared with lawyers for some of the 11,700 plaintiffs now claiming that the company's talc caused their cancers. Reuters claim they show from 1971 to the early 2000s, the company’s executives, mine managers, doctors and lawyers were aware raw talc and finished powders sometimes tested positive for small amounts of asbestos. J&J declined to comment further to the news agency, regarding the claims. For more than two months, it turned down repeated requests for an interview with J&J executives. The Sun Online has contacted J&J about … [Read more...] about Johnson & Johnson ‘knew for DECADES there was cancer-causing asbestos in its talcum powder’