Imerys (J&J Talc Supplier) Files Bankruptcy as Cancer-Suit Risk Soars

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Legal costs of 14,000 claims are swamping J&J’s talc supplier Judge will oversee effort to use trust to settle talc suits Imerys Talc America Inc., which supplies talc for products including Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder, filed for bankruptcy protection in an effort to end nearly a decade’s worth of lawsuits claiming its product causes cancer. […]

U.S. Senator Murray Demands Information from Johnson & Johnson Following Reports of Cover Up of Potential Asbestos in Baby Powder

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Murray demands answers from Johnson & Johnson CEO following Reuters report indicating the company covered up potential asbestos in its baby powder for decades. Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Senator Patty Murray, (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, sent a letter to Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & […]

Expert witness David Egilman wins billions—and makes enemies—as he fights companies over public health

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By Douglas Starr, Jan. 24, 2019 In a St. Louis, Missouri, courtroom last summer, David Egilman testified in a lawsuit filed by 22 women who claimed to have contracted ovarian cancer from exposure to Johnson & Johnson (J&J) baby powder. Like millions of women before them, they had dusted their babies with the powder and used it […]

Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder

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Facing thousands of lawsuits alleging that its talc caused cancer, J&J insists on the safety and purity of its iconic product. But internal documents examined by Reuters show that the company’s powder was sometimes tainted with carcinogenic asbestos and that J&J kept that information from regulators and the public. A REUTERS INVESTIGATION Darlene Coker knew […]

Canada’s National Public Health Agency Issues Warning on Talcum Powder Use

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Health Canada, the national governmental agency responsible for public health in Canada, has issued a report finding that the use of talc for genital hygiene may expose women to a greater risk of ovarian cancer. Health Canada is issuing an informational letter on the respiratory and cancer dangers of talc use to all health care […]

Start of Johnson & Johnson Talc Powder Trial in Manhattan Delayed Until New Year

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The trial, which is before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe, is the 11th regarding Johnson & Johnson’s allegedly asbestos-laden talcum powder, which plaintiffs say is giving them cancer. The Johnson & Johnson talcum powder trial that was set begin in a Manhattan state court this week is being held off until January because there […]

Missouri judge affirms $4.69 billion talc verdict, J&J vows to appeal

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(Reuters) – A Missouri trial court judge has affirmed the massive $4.69 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) in a case involving 22 women and their families who alleged the company’s talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused them to develop ovarian cancer. J&J in a statement on Wednesday said it […]

J&J Talc Trial Wraps Up: Attorneys accuse each other of fake science in closing arguments | St. Louis Record

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ST. LOUIS – Attorneys for both sides claimed the other fabricated science during closing remarks on July 11 after a month-long trial in a lawsuit in which 22 women allege the baby powder they used made by Johnson & Johnson gave them ovarian cancer. “You’re fighting one of the largest companies (J&J) in the world,” […]