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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…]




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…]

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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…]​




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…]​