Posts Tagged ‘Johnson’s Baby Powder’

Mistrial declared after mesothelioma victim dies

15 Jun 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 Mistrial declared after mesothelioma victim diesA 94-year-old woman who sued over claims that use of the company’s talcum powders contributed to her mesothelioma diagnosis died, leading the California judge overseeing the case to declare a mistrial. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen Moloney told the jury that as a result of plaintiff Ilene Brick’s death, the law required him to declare a mistrial. (more…)


Lawsuit claims J&J talc was laced with asbestos

13 Jun 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 Lawsuit claims J&J talc was laced with asbestosThe trial of 22 women who claim that ’s talcum powders are contaminated with asbestos and contributed to their cancer diagnoses began last week in St. Louis Circuit Court. The women claim that the consumer health care giant knew its talc-containing products, like Johnson’s Baby Powder and body powder, contained the carcinogen asbestos but failed to warn consumers. (more…)


J&J faces another trial alleging its talc contains asbestos

31 May 2018 by under Legal

Talc truth 100x100 J&J faces another trial alleging its talc contains asbestosA 94-year-old woman is suing over claims that its talcum powder products were contaminated with asbestos and caused her to develop a rare but deadly form of cancer. The case is the latest in a string of claims accusing Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn consumers of mesothelioma risks with its talc-containing products. The consumer health care giant has repeatedly denied that its talc contains though the company has been hit in recent months with multi-million-dollar verdicts in similar cases. (more…)


Latest J&J talc mesothelioma trial ends in mistrial

30 May 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 Latest J&J talc mesothelioma trial ends in mistrialA South Carolina jury deliberated for six hours, and sent numerous notes to the judge before returning without a verdict in the latest trial alleging Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder was contaminated with and caused a 30-year-old attorney’s fatal mesothelioma. (more…)


Asbestos-tainted talc killed 30-year-old lawyer, jury told

25 May 2018 by under Legal

Talc truth 100x100 Asbestos tainted talc killed 30 year old lawyer, jury toldBertila Boyd-Bostic would be alive today if the baby powder she used on her body every day since she was born wasn’t contaminated with asbestos, the attorney representing her estate and her husband, Antoine Bostic, told a South Carolina jury. The asbestos in the baby powder Boyd-Bostic used caused her to develop an extremely rare form of cancer, which took her life at just 30 years of age, the lawyer argued.

Boyd-Bostic and her husband, who were both attorneys, sued 15 companies in May 2017, just months after she was diagnosed with pericardial . The lawsuit named companies like , makers of Johnson’s Baby Powder. She died in May 2017. (more…)


Jury asked for mesothelioma warning on J&J talc products

25 May 2018 by under Legal

talcum powder warning 2 products 300x172 Jury asked for mesothelioma warning on J&J talc productsA California jury that awarded $21.7 million in compensatory damages to a woman whose claimed the talc in ’s products was contaminated with asbestos that caused her to develop the rare and aggressive form of cancer called mesothelioma, paused during deliberations on punitive damages to ask the court whether, in lieu of monetary damages, jurors could punish the company by requiring it to place warning labels on its talc-containing products. (more…)


J&J hit with $21.7 million in compensatory damages in talc mesothelioma trial

25 May 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 J&J hit with $21.7 million in compensatory damages in talc mesothelioma trialA California jury slapped with a $21.7 million in compensatory damages in a trial alleging the consumer health care giant’s talcum powder products were tainted with asbestos and caused a woman to develop malignant mesothelioma. The jury is currently deliberating over punitive damages. (more…)


Woman blames J&J talc for causing rare mesothelioma

24 May 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 Woman blames J&J talc for causing rare mesotheliomaSince the day Bertila Boyd-Bostic came home from the hospital as a newborn, she was sprinkled with Johnson’s Baby Powder. Every day, multiple times a day, she was powdered – after every diaper change and every bath. When she was diagnosed with an extremely rare and deadly form of cancer caused by exposure, she and her husband and law partner Antoine filed a lawsuit against several companies, including the baby powder maker, Johnson & Johnson. She claimed the consumer health care giant used talc that was contaminated with , which led to her disease. (more…)


J&J to keep talc in its baby products despite asbestos concerns

18 May 2018 by under News

640px Talc mutnikSVK01 100x100 J&J to keep talc in its baby products despite asbestos concerns’s consumer health care division is relaunching its line of baby care products, removing concerning ingredients like dyes and sulfates and replacing mineral oil with coconut oil in an effort to appeal to ingredient-conscious millennial moms. But it isn’t touching the talc in its Johnson’s Baby Powder. In fact, the company is adding a new talc-containing product – one that combines talc with cotton. (more…)