Closing Arguments Set For July 11 In Massive 22-Plaintiff J&J Talc Powder Trial

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St. Louis, MO, July 8,2018 – Attorneys for Johnson & Johnson defending the company from claims that asbestos supposedly present in its cosmetic talc products caused 22 women to develop ovarian cancer wrapped up their case this week in Missouri state court, with closing arguments expected next Wednesday. The closings will cap off a long-running […]

J&J Talc Supplier Challenges Evidence In $117M Verdicts

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Law360 (May 23, 2018, 10:01 PM EDT) — Attorneys sparred Wednesday in New Jersey state court over a defense bid to toss verdicts totaling $117 million in damages against Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier, Imerys Talc America Inc., on the grounds that a man’s decades-long exposure to the pharmaceutical giant’s asbestos-containing talcum powder […]

J&J Hit With $21.7M Talc Asbestos Cancer Verdict In Calif.

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Law360 (May 24, 2018, 12:03 AM EDT) — A California jury on Wednesday hit Johnson & Johnson with $21.7 million in compensatory damages in a trial over its talc baby powder’s alleged connection with asbestos cancer, the plaintiff’s attorneys told Law360. In a complaint filed in June, Joanne Anderson claimed she developed malignant mesothelioma as […]

J&J Tests Weren’t Meant To Find Asbestos In Talc, Jury Told

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Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder contained asbestos for years, and the company hid this fact from consumers and regulators by using tests it knew wouldn’t detect the toxic mineral, counsel for a man alleging J&J products caused his mesothelioma said Tuesday during closing arguments in a New Jersey trial. During the start of closing arguments […]

Man Alleges Baby Powder Inhalation Caused His Mesothelioma

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Another talcum powder lawsuit is heading to trial, as jury selection for a case involving the alleged link between Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based powders and a deadly form of cancer called mesothelioma began earlier this month in New Jersey’sMiddlesex County Superior Court. The Plaintiff, a 46-year-old man from Verona, New Jersey, alleges that his frequent […]

Company Settles Claim Over Asbestos in its Talcum Powder

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Colgate-Palmolive Co. agreed to settle a lawsuit claiming its talcum-powder products caused a Pennsylvania woman to develop mesothelioma, a fatal lung disease tied to asbestos exposure. New York-based Colgate-Palmolive moved to resolve Carol Schoeniger’s lawsuit to avoid a trial in a New Jersey state court, according to court filings. Financial terms of the deal weren’t […]

J&J Was Alerted to Risk of Asbestos in Talc in ’70s, Unsealed Court Documents Show

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(Bloomberg News, September 22, 2017) Johnson & Johnson trained its employees to reassure anyone concerned about whether the company’s talcum powder contained asbestos that the cancer-causing substance “has never been found and it never will’’ in its iconic baby powder, according to an undated memo unsealed in a lawsuit against the drug-maker. But plaintiffs say […]