After a $37 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson and the company’s French-based talc supplier, Imerys Talc America, for its talcum powder causing cancer, comes news that the product may contain cancer-causing asbestos particles that the company failed to disclose to the public.
Some consumers have been using Johnson & Johnson talc products for years, even using it for babies because the marketing of the product condoned it as safe. Years later, comes word that even though corporate executives were aware of the dangers in its talc products, they failed to tell the public about its research in this area.
A jury sent a clear message to the corporation when it awarded $37 million in compensatory damages to a New Jersey man in early April, 2018, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma that is caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. The New Jersey man had used the talcum powder product for more than 30 years.
Experts at that two-month trial in New Jersey state court revealed that the company used asbestos-carrying talc, instead of using something safer like cornstarch. Asbestos can cause deadly diseases such as cancer of the lungs, as the New Jersey man. And it is made worse when the company fails to tell the public so they can’t make proper and informed decisions.
Johnson & Johnson faces about 6,600 lawsuits around the country over similar claims.
The company has denied that its products contain asbestos. The New Jersey jury is still deliberating whether punitive damages should be awarded because of conduct that would warrant damages to punish the company.
Clifford Law Offices represents a number of consumers who allegedly have cancer from the long-term use of talcum powder manufactured by this medical giant. Many of the cases deal with women who have ovarian cancer.
If you think you have been harmed by talcum powder, and have a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, lung cancer or mesothelioma, contact Clifford Law Offices at 312-899-9090 or 1-800-899-0410 or complete the intake form found on the firm’s website: