Talcum Powder Lawsuit: $80M Hit for Johnson & Johnson and Supplier Imerys Talc America

https://www.drugwatch.com/2018/04/11/talcum-powder-lawsuit-80m-blow-jj-supplier/Jurors in New Jersey ordered Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier to pay $80 million in punitive damages in a talcum powder lawsuit over the man’s mesothelioma.

The verdict on Wednesday, April 11, came after jurors the prior week ordered the companies …

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Jury finds J&J liable in its first trial loss in talc cancer lawsuit

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Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) suffered its first trial loss in a lawsuit claiming its talc-based products including Johnson’s Baby Powder contain cancer-causing asbestos, with a New Jersey jury on Thursday ordering the company to pay $37 million …

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Johnson & Johnson Loses Trial Over Claims Linking Cancer to Asbestos in Talc

New Jersey: Johnson & Johnson suffered its first trial loss in a lawsuit claiming its talc-based products including Johnson’s Baby Powder contain cancer-causing asbestos, with a New Jersey jury on Thursday ordering J&J and another company to pay $37 million …

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Johnson & Johnson, supplier hit with $80M verdict in cancer lawsuit

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/johnson-johnson-supplier-hit-80m-verdict-cancer-suit-article-1.3929436This is the first trial loss for Johnson & Johnson over allegations that its talc-based products contain asbestos, Reuters reported.

The company is currently fighting more than 6,000 ovarian cancer lawsuits across the country.

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Does talcum powder cause cancer?

http://www.kmov.com/story/37933027/does-talcum-powder-cause-cancerJohnson & Johnson’s lead counsel on two of the cases argues that the lawsuits are all about the money, rather than being all about the science.

“My take on the talc ovarian cancer litigation is that it really is skillful and well-funded plaintiffs lawyers …

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Asbestos in Talc Products Verdict Means J&J, Imerys Owe Millions

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-11/j-j-imerys-ordered-to-pay-punitive-80-million-in-talc-caseJ&J won the first mesothelioma talc trial tied to its baby powder when a California jury ruled in November the product wasn’t responsible for causing a 61-year-old woman’s cancer.

Colgate-Palmolive Co. agreed last year to settle a lawsuit claiming its …

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Another Talcum Powder Lawsuit Trial Concludes

NEW YORK, April 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/
Johnson & Johnson and Imery’s Talc America have been ordered to pay $37 million to a New Jersey man who was diagnosed with mesothelioma following years of talcum powder use. Yesterday’s verdict in Middlesex County …

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Couple who claimed talcum powder caused mesothelioma wins $37 million in lawsuit

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/couple-who-claimed-talcum-powder-caused-mesothelioma-wins-37-million-in-lawsuitA jury in Middlesex County, New Jersey, awarded $30 million in compensatory damages on Thursday to a man who got cancer after decades of using talcum powder.

His wife was awarded $7 million in damages. Banker Stephen Lanzo said he used Johnson & Johnson …

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J&J Loses Talcum Powder Lawsuit

https://www.asbestos.com/news/2018/04/06/johnson-johnson-asbestos-talc-damages/Johnson & Johnson suffered its first loss in an asbestos-related talcum powder lawsuit Thursday after a New Jersey jury ordered the company and its talc supplier to pay $37 million in damages.

The jury awarded $30 million in compensatory damages to Stephen …

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New twist in baby powder lawsuits as focus turns to asbestos contamination

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/new-twist-in-baby-powder-lawsuits-as-focus-turns-to/article_c8179577-9657-526f-a997-69edcef165f7.htmlJohnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America, a unit of Imerys SA, have vowed to appeal the New Jersey verdict and deny asbestos has ever been present in their products or that their talc can cause any form of cancer.

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Fergus County woman alleges talc caused cancer

A Fergus County woman has filed a lawsuit against Three Forks talcum producer Imerys Talc, claiming the company, along with consumer goods giant Johnson & Johnson, failed to warn her about the dangers of the mineral, which allegedly played a role in the woman developing ovarian cancer.

The suit, filed last week in Gallatin County District Court , alleges that industry members have known about the carcinogenic nature of talc for more than 40 years and have neglected to inform consumers.

According to the suit: Imerys Talc, a French company that owns and operates two plants in the Three Forks area, produces talc used in Johnson & Johnson baby powder.

Fergus County resident Holly Jensen , 62, was first exposed to the powder as a child, and continued using it for feminine hygiene purposes for much of her adult life.

The suit cites “multiple epidemiologic studies” that it says demonstrate the association between talc and ovarian cancer, including a 1993 United States National Toxicology Program study that found talc to be carcinogenic whether or not it contained asbestos.

In general, research on the relationship between talc and cancer has been inconclusive.

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Johnson & Johnson Faces $117 Million Verdict in First Asbestos Talcum Powder Lawsuit Loss

https://www.mesothelioma.com/news/2018/04/johnson-johnson-faces-117-million-verdict-in-first-asbestos-talcum-powder-lawsuit-loss.htmNew Brunswick, New Jersey
Johnson & Johnson faced its first guilty verdict in an asbestos talcum powder lawsuit last week.

After the court reconvened this week, the manufacturing giant and an arm of Imerys, its talc supplier, now owe a $117 million …

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Talcum Powder Lawsuit: J&J, Imerys to Pay $80M in Punitive Damages

https://www.asbestos.com/news/2018/04/11/johnson-johnson-talcum-powder-punitive/Johnson & Johnson and talc supplier Imerys SA must pay an additional $80 million in punitive damages to a man who said he developed mesothelioma after using asbestos-contaminated talcum powder, a New Jersey state court jury ruled Wednesday.

The court has …

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10 Replies to “Talcum Powder Lawsuit: $80M Hit for Johnson & Johnson”

  1. This talcum powder is so bad. And it is so typical of big pharmaceuticals like J&J to know they were killing people and then just cover it up for money!

  2. My mom is included in one of the cases against J&J. It is just shameful that they knew their product contained asbestos for decades and just continued to sell it to people, knowing full well that they would get sick and die. All for money. I hope J&J finally gets sued right out of business!

  3. I am just outraged by all of this. I developed ovarian cancer a year ago and never had a clue that it was caused by me using baby powder since I was a teenager. I just retained a lawyer about 8 months ago after I heard about all this. I hope J&J are made to pay for this.

    1. We share in your outrage Maleah.

      Absolutely despicable behavior for a company that produces consumer goods.

      Good luck with your lawsuit. I hope your attorney really socks it to them!

  4. I came across this article while I was researching something else. I can’t believe this. My mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer about 3 years ago and all I can think about is how we ALWAYS seemed to have J&J baby powder around the house when I was growing up. I’m calling her right now and have her look into getting lawyered up. Thanks for the great article!

    1. Glad we could help Alan.

      And make sure your mom contacts an attorney quickly.

      3 years might be bumping up against the statute of limitations so she’ll need to hurry.

  5. Absolutely deplorable behavior for a company.

    Too bad they can’t be charged criminally for reckless endangerment and banned from operating within the borders of the United States.

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