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Published on January 30, 2018

What’s Happening With Talcum Powder / Baby Powder Lawsuits?

Talcum Powder Lawsuits Move Forward Against Johnson & Johnson As Mesothelioma Trial Opens in New Jersey

The Plaintiff, a 46-year-old man from Verona, New Jersey, alleges that his frequent and long-term use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powders “generated dust and exposed him to respirable asbestos fibers.”

He further asserts that company officials had long …

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Talcum Powder Lawsuits: How Asbestos-Contaminated Talc Harms People powder lawsuits have been a hot topic lately, especially as new documents reveal that Johnson & Johnson, a defendant in many of these cases, may have been aware of the toxic contaminants in their products all along.

Court documents revealed that the company explicitly trained their employees to always reassure any concerned consumers that the products never contained any asbestos, despite knowing for decades that their talc had been contaminated.

But Johnson & Johnson isn’t the only company with products on the market that knowingly contained asbestos and put consumers in danger.

Other products like Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder from Colgate-Palmolive and Desert Flower from Whittaker Clark and Daniels have also been targeted for talcum powder lawsuits against them once consumers were diagnosed with mesothelioma decades after using these products.

Asbestos-Contaminated Talc Powder Talcum powder has been used for many years in a wide variety of products, from baby powder and soap to more industrial lubrication and ceramics.

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Johnson & Johnson Back on Trial in Mesothelioma Case

The climate changed significantly in 2015 after a California woman won a $13 million lawsuit against Colgate Palmolive, believing she developed mesothelioma from asbestos in Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder.

Another California Superior Court jury awarded $18 …

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Jury Awards Record $417M In Lawsuit Linking Baby Powder to Cancer

A Los Angeles jury on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to Eva Echevarria, a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company’s iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied …

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Baby powder battles: J&J memos show asbestos concerns

The lawsuits are by victims of mesothelioma …

“It would seem more than appropriate that we upgrade the quality control on our talc and baby powder, particularly as to the potential asbestos content.”

This is what another company memo in April, 1973, noted that …

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