J&J knew about the asbestos contamination on its baby powder line but failed to notify the public and regulators. The company is facing another bout of inquiry from the U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission.
Public Health February 25, 2019
Johnson & Johnson is set to pay almost $26 million after a jury ruled in a talcum powder case. The complainant is diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer that affects the lungs, heart, and stomach.
Public Health May 26, 2018
A judge in Los Angeles has thrown out a $417 million 'talcum powder' case verdict against Johnson & Johnson. Previously, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay the sum to a woman who claimed she got ovarian cancer from the company's baby powder product.
Public Health October 21, 2017
Johnson & Johnson has lost another lawsuit connected to its cosmetic powders but the company continues to defend its products. Is it time to throw out talc-based products?
Public Health May 6, 2017
Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay more than $110 million to a woman who claimed to have developed ovarian cancer after using the company's talc-based products for many years. What do studies say about the talcum powder and ovarian cancer link?
Public Health May 5, 2017
A jury has awarded a California woman more than $70 million in a lawsuit that claims the use of Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused her ovarian cancer. About 2,000 women have already filed similar suits that question the safety of the talcum powder.
Public Health October 28, 2016
Johnson & Johnson is facing a new lawsuit from a woman in California who claims the company's talcum powder has given her ovarian cancer. The company argues there is no scientific evidence to support the link.
Public Health September 27, 2016
Johnson & Johnson is facing about 1,200 lawsuits accusing it of ignoring studies that link its baby powder to ovarian cancer. The cases highlight the talc and ovarian cancer link - and how the company allegedly failed to warn consumers.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 4, 2016
Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay damages to a South Dakota woman who developed ovarian cancer after decades of using the company's talc powder products. The company faces 1,200 other similar lawsuits.
Public Health May 2, 2016
Genital talc may increase the risk of ovarian cancer, a new study has found. Although the risk depends on a variety of factors, researchers were able to find an association between talc and ovarian cancer risk.
Life March 5, 2016
Johnson & Johnson is in hot water after its baby products were linked to cancer.
Life February 26, 2016
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