Teary Plaintiff Tells Jury About Painful Cancer In J&J Talc Trial   

 Posted on May 8, 2019 (Law360)

A 61-year-old woman who says asbestos in talcum powder products made by Johnson & Johnson and Colgate-Palmolive caused her mesothelioma gave tearful testimony Monday to a California jury about her decades of talc use and the pain caused by her terminal cancer.   [Read more…]

J&J Hit With $29.5M Verdict In Latest Talc Trial

 Posted on March 19, 2019 (Law360)  

A California state jury on Wednesday found Johnson & Johnson's talcum-based baby powder contained cancer-causing asbestos and caused a woman’s mesothelioma, awarding nearly $29.5 million.  [Read more…]

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…]​

As worries about Baby Powder’s safety mounted, J&J focused its pitches on minority, overweight women

Posted on April 9, 2019.  Douglas Starr 

The company sought for decades to shore up weakening sales of its iconic talc with ads aimed at specific types of women – many of the same types who today are among those alleging in thousands of lawsuits that J&J powder caused their cancers.   [Read more…]​

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