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J&J Hit With $300M Punitive Damages Verdict In NY Talc Trial

Posted on June 3, 2019.  

Johnson & Johnson was hit with $300 million in punitive damages on Friday after a New York state jury found the company responsible for a woman's mesothelioma she developed after decades of using J&J talc bath products.   [Read more…]​




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J&J Can’t Get New Trial After $29.5M Talc Verdict

Posted on May 29, 2019.  

A California judge refused Friday to grant Johnson & Johnson a new trial after a jury found the company's talcum-based baby powder contained cancer-causing asbestos that caused a woman's mesothelioma and said the $29.5 million award isn't excessive since it's estimated the young mother will lose 31 years of her life.   [Read more…]​




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…]




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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J&J Hit With $300M Punitive Damages Verdict In NY Talc Trial

 Posted on June 3, 2019 (Law360)  

Johnson & Johnson was hit with $300 million in punitive damages on Friday after a New York state jury found the company responsible for a woman's mesothelioma she developed after decades of using J&J talc bath products.  [Read more…]