Many people have filed lawsuits powder after increasing risk of ovarian cancer or mesothelioma following revelation to powder and baby powder products manufactured by Johnson & Johnson Company.
In 2018, a jury awarded a $ 117 million mesothelioma verdict and ovarian cancer verdict of $ 4.69 billion and, J & J and supplier of powder which agreed to pay $ 1.5 million to settle lawsuit mesothelioma.
Powder lawsuits say companies know their powder contaminated by asbestos and can cause ovarian and mesothelioma cancer, but they did nothing to inform consumers about the risks of their products. Instead, manufacturers hid the dangers from the public. You can also file a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit against the talcum powder manufacturing company.
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A shocking report by a news agency in late 2018 revealed that Johnson & Johnson company knew for years that baby powder products contained asbestos, a mineral that causes cancer, but the company failed to openly disclose that information.
As per the story, J&J’s raw talc and powder were tested and the results were positive for trace amounts of asbestos several times between 1971 and 2003.
Johnson & Johnson strenuously denied the allegations in a statement on its website and called the story an "illogical conspiracy theory."
The company continues to guard their baby powder as a "safe and free of asbestos." Johnson & Johnson powder is still being sold today. Johnson & Johnson faced the largest number of claims talc cancer.
According to a report in March 2019 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company is facing 14,200 lawsuits related to the powder.