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J&J Baby Powder Caused Dying Woman's Cancer, Jury Told 

 Posted on January 10, 2019.  

An attorney representing a woman dying of mesothelioma told a California jury during trial opening Monday that Johnson & Johnson knew for decades its talcum powder products contained cancer-causing asbestos but failed to warn consumers about its risks or replace the talc with less-toxic cornstarch.  [Read more…]

Expert witness David Egilman wins billions—and makes enemies—as he fights companies over public health

Posted on January 25, 2019.  Douglas Starr 

In a St. Louis, Missouri, courtroom last summer, David Egilman testified in a lawsuit filed by 22 women who claimed to have contracted ovarian cancer from exposure to Johnson & Johnson (J&J) baby powder. Like millions of women before them, they had dusted their babies with the powder and used it on themselves thousands of times. They alleged the talc was tainted with asbestos and that exposure to the carcinogenic fiber likely played a role in their cancers.   [Read more…]​









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Imerys (J&J Talc Supplier) Files Bankruptcy as Cancer-Suit Risk Soars 

Posted on February 14, 2019.  

Imerys Talc America Inc., which supplies talc for products including Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder, filed for bankruptcy protection in an effort to end nearly a decade’s worth of lawsuits claiming its product causes cancer.  The unit of Paris-based Imerys SA and two other subsidiaries filed for Chapter 11 protection in Delaware Wednesday, citing the more than 14,000 claims the company faces in U.S. courts.   [Read more…]​




U.S. Senator Murray Demands Information from Johnson & Johnson Following Reports of Cover Up of Potential Asbestos in Baby Powder   

 Posted on January 29, 2019.  

Murray demands answers from Johnson & Johnson CEO following Reuters report indicating the company covered up potential asbestos in its baby powder for decades.   [Read more…]

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