Johnson & Johnson Recalls Asbestos-Tainted Baby Powder

Posted on October 18, 2019 (New York Times)  

Johnson & Johnson is recalling a shipment of baby powder after the Food and Drug Administration discovered evidence of asbestos, the company said on Friday, after months spent denying the presence of the carcinogen in its talc-based products.​   [Read more…]​

Government Experts Urge New Talc Testing Standards Amid Asbestos Worries   

 Posted on January 14, 2020

An expert panel formed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has endorsed asbestos testing standards for cosmetics that reject long-held industry positions and reflect those of public health authorities and experts for thousands of plaintiffs who allege contaminated talc products caused their cancers.   [Read more…]

Johnson & Johnson Faces Latest Talc Trials In Missouri and California

Posted on December 4, 2019.  

Oakland, CA - Opening statements took place Monday in California state court at the latest Johnson & Johnson talc/mesothelioma lawsuit to go to trial, while jury selection began Wednesday in Missouri state court at the second ovarian cancer talc trial since 2018, with both trials being webcast gavel-to-gavel by Courtroom View Network.   [Read more…]​


California Jury Returns $40 Million Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson   

 Posted on October 1, 2019

A California woman suffering from mesothelioma has prevailed in the latest talc trial against Johnson & Johnson, following six days of jury deliberation that ended Friday when the jury awarded her $40 million in damages.   [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…]

Johnson & Johnson Settles Calif. Talc Case Midtrial

Posted on January 6, 2020.  (Law360) 

Johnson & Johnson has ended one of its latest talc trials with a midtrial settlement, a California judge announced Monday, meaning a jury that was one of the first to hear about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration‘s October finding of asbestos in a bottle of talcum powder will have no chance to weigh in on that information.   [Read more…]​