Posts Tagged ‘talc’

Asbestos could be key in future talc litigation

25 Jul 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 Asbestos could be key in future talc litigationIn July, a St. Louis jury awarded 22 women a total of $4.69 billion after finding that the in some Johnson & Johnson consumer products was tainted with asbestos and contributed to their ovarian cancer. It wasn’t the first trial in which women sued J&J alleging its talcum powder products caused ovarian cancer, but it was the first case in which plaintiffs made the argument that asbestos, a carcinogen linked to , could also be the cause of their ovarian cancer. (more…)


Many industries hid evidence of asbestos exposure in workplace

21 Apr 2018 by under Legal, News

800px Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Many industries hid evidence of asbestos exposure in workplaceBeginning in the 1920s, medical professionals linked exposure to , particularly in the workplace, to , a rare but deadly form of lung cancer. In the decades that followed, the use of asbestos in the U.S. declined. Industries that continued to manufacture asbestos-containing products were required to have their workers wear protective clothing such as coveralls or similar full-body clothing, head covering, gloves and foot coverings. Despite these protective measures, workers can still be exposed. (more…)


J&J, Imerys slapped with $117 million in damages in talc mesothelioma case

12 Apr 2018 by under Legal

640px Talc mutnikSVK01 100x100 J&J, Imerys slapped with $117 million in damages in talc mesothelioma caseLate Wednesday, April 11, Johnson & Johnson and its supplier Imerys were slapped with a $117 million verdict in a case brought by a man who claimed the companies’ talcum powder contained , which contributed to the development of his malignant mesothelioma. (more…)