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Category Archives: Talcum Powder Litigation

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Pa. Court Dismisses Asbestos-Related Talcum Powder Lawsuit Against Colgate-Palmolive

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Defective product lawsuits depend on credible scientific testimony, not only to establish how the product in question is dangerous, but also how it actually caused the victim’s injuries. A judge will not accept a simple assertion that a product is defective or dangerous. And the court will rigorously screen proposed expert testimony to ensure… Read More »

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New York City Judge Rules “Second Hand” Talcum Powder Lawsuit May Proceed

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Talcum powder has been linked to the development of ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. In the latter cases, there is evidence that talcum powder contains asbestos fibers, exposure to which in even trace amounts can lead to mesothelioma. And unlike other forms of cancer, mesothelioma can take years or decades for symptoms to manifest. It… Read More »

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Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder After FDA Finds Asbestos

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Johnson & Johnson continues to face thousands of talcum powder lawsuits related to its popular baby powder products. Most of these lawsuits have focused on scientific evidence connecting the use of talcum powder by women to ovarian cancer. But there are a growing number of cases that also point to the link between baby… Read More »

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

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

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 Willis Burnette, PLLC |

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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