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Category Archives: Talcum Powder Litigation

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Reuters: Johnson & Johnson Knew of Asbestos in Talc for Decades

By Fox & Farley |

There are two major types of lawsuits pending against Johnson & Johnson over talcum powder. The first type involves claims that the company’s signature baby powder causes ovarian cancer in women. The second set of lawsuits allege Johnson & Johnson knowingly allowed talcum powder contaminated with asbestos–the primary cause of mesothelioma–onto the market. On… Read More »

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Can I File a Talcum Powder Lawsuit Based on the Fear of Developing Ovarian Cancer?

By Fox & Farley |

As you have probably read in the press, there are currently thousands of lawsuits pending throughout the country against Johnson & Johnson related to talcum powder and its link to ovarian cancer in women. Several juries have already returned multi-million dollar verdicts, finding Johnson & Johnson knew of the cancer risks associated with its… Read More »

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St. Louis Jury Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $4.14 Billion to Talcum Powder Victims

By Brad Burnette |

Johnson & Johnson continues to rack up defeats–at least with juries–as the pharmaceutical giant recently lost another talcum powder case in Missouri. In mid-July, a jury sitting in St. Louis found Johnson & Johnson’s popular baby powder caused 22 women to develop ovarian cancer. The jury ordered the company to pay $550 million in… Read More »

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N.J. Jury Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $117 Million Over Cancer Connected to Talcum Powder

By Brad Burnette |

Johnson & Johnson has been under fire in court, and in the press, over allegations that its popular baby powder causes ovarian cancer in women. Baby powder contains talc, a soft mineral that absorbs moisture and oils. Johnson & Johnson has marketed talcum powder since the 19th century as a cosmetic product. In particular,… Read More »

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Johnson & Johnson Asks Judge to Throw Out $417 Million Talcum Powder Verdict

By John Willis |

Juries throughout the country continue to find a credible link between the use of talc-based powders and ovarian cancer in women. In August, for instance, a Los Angeles jury held talc manufacturing giant Johnson & Johnson liable for a plaintiff’s ovarian cancer and ordered the company to pay $417 million in damages, which included… Read More »

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