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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,...

Talc: Asbestos Exposure in Everyday Objects

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Talc: Asbestos Exposure in Everyday Objects

For a number of years, women across the country have been claiming that talc found in Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Baby Powder has caused ovarian cancer. Nevertheless, manufacturers continually use talcum powder in a multitude of products – many of which carry traces of asbestos. Asbestos is a known carcinogen. It is the only known cause of mesothelioma and is often linked to the...

Johnson & Johnson Memorandum Suggests Dangers in Baby Powder

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Johnson & Johnson Memorandum Suggests Dangers in Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson demonstrates lack of transparency and consistency in its communication with the public.

One question in one memo has become a proverbial Pandora’s box for Johnson & Johnson. The memorandum in question addressed the issue of if their baby powder contained even the smallest amount of asbestos, how much asbestos would a baby inhale when dusted with the powder? But...

Could this Be First Talc-Related Asbestos Case to Hit Trial in Penn.?

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Could this Be First Talc-Related Asbestos Case to Hit Trial in Penn.?

Phila. Case Over Asbestos-Infused Talc Could Set Pattern for Series of Claims.

The case is captioned Brandt v. Bon-Ton Stores, and, although the claims stem from plaintiff Sally Brandt’s use of a talcum powder cosmetic product, the case is being handled in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas’ asbestos program. That’s because Brandt claimed...

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Caused Ovarian Cancer, Lawsuits Claim

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Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Caused Ovarian Cancer, Lawsuits Claim

Johnson & Johnson, the longtime manufacturer of Shower to Shower and Johnson’s Baby Powder, has been sued in more than 1000 lawsuits filed by women who developed ovarian cancer after using J&J’s talc products. Since 1971, scientists have been aware of the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer after researchers in Wales reported finding talc particles embedded in ovarian...

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