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J&J Votes Against Global Ban on Talc Baby Powder Over Cancer Concerns

J&J Votes Against Global Ban on Talc Baby Powder Over Cancer Concerns

Johnson & Johnson’s stockholders defied pressure and voted against a proposal to halt global sales of baby powder with asbestos-containing talc over claims that use of the product causes cancer.

The proposal failed to receive a majority vote at Johnson & Johnson’s stockholder meeting on April 28.

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J&J Must Face Impending Fraud Suit During Talc Unit’s Ch. 11

J&J Must Face Impending Fraud Suit During Talc Unit’s Ch. 11

The Chapter 11 case of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder liability unit doesn’t preclude a planned fraud lawsuit alleging J&J concealed evidence in prior litigation that its signature product was tainted with asbestos, a New Jersey bankruptcy judge ruled Tuesday.

During a lengthy hearing, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Michael Kaplan said he intended to grant the...

Appeals Court Reinstates Suit Against J&J Over Baby Powder

Appeals Court Reinstates Suit Against J&J Over Baby Powder

The lawsuit, brought originally by Douglas Strobel and his wife, Jo Ann, was dismissed by a trial court on the basis that the Strobels failed to present evidence that Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder product contained asbestos, which Strobel alleged was a substantial contributing cause of his mesothelioma diagnosis. Strobel was diagnosed with mesothelioma in February of 2019 and died at...

Johnson & Johnson Moves Forward with Bankruptcy Maneuver to Block Lawsuits Over Baby Powder Cancer Claims

Johnson & Johnson Moves Forward with Bankruptcy Maneuver to Block Lawsuits Over Baby Powder Cancer Claims

Johnson & Johnson has dominated the talc powder market for more than 100 years with sales outpacing all competitors combined, according to Euromonitor International data.

The health products giant’s iconic Johnson’s Baby Powder brand has been around since 1893. Its Shower to Shower brand, since 1972. The popularity of these and other Johnson & Johnson talc-based products has...

J&J Exploring Talc Bankruptcy Option

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J&J Exploring Talc Bankruptcy Option

Johnson & Johnson is considering a plan to offload contaminated talc liabilities using bankruptcy protection.

Multinational healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is facing billions of dollars in liabilities to victims of its contaminated Baby Powder products. According to a 2018 Reuters investigative report, J&J knowingly used carcinogenic...

The Established Link Between Talc and Ovarian Cancer

The Established Link Between Talc and Ovarian Cancer

The Established Link Between Talc and Ovarian Cancer

A recent decision in a Missouri appeals court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $2.1 billion in damages to women who claimed their ovarian cancers were caused by the company’s legacy product, Johnson’s Baby Powder. Having faced thousands of lawsuits with similar allegations since 1999, J&J announced last May they would stop the sale of the talcum powder though not out of concern for...

Cosmetic Giants Move to End Talc Use Following Surge in U.S. Cancer Lawsuits

Cosmetic Giants Move to End Talc Use Following Surge in U.S. Cancer Lawsuits

Cosmetic Giants Move to End Talc Use Following Surge in U.S. Cancer Lawsuits

In 1956, an Ohio consulting lab reported on Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) tainted talc, making it the first of many complaints to describe the Italian-supplied mineral as “contaminated” and “carcinogenic”.  Over the decades, J&J has faced thousands of lawsuits alleging that its talc-containing products, most notably, Johnson’s Baby Powder, cause cancer. As of May 2020,...

When Consumer Safety Does Not Seem to Matter

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When Consumer Safety Does Not Seem to Matter

AAJ article highlights the ongoing problem with corporations choosing money over honesty and consumer safety.

The American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) newest report highlights corporate misconduct and how it impacts the average U.S. citizen’s everyday life. A consistent lack of transparency from these corporations demonstrates how “when corporations put profits before safety and...

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