FDA bowed to industry for decades as alarms were sounded over talc

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Since at least the 1970s, the regulatory agency downplayed health concerns about talc in powders and cosmetics, deferring again and again to manufacturers. Only now, as pressure mounts from lawsuits and a Reuters investigation, is the agency stepping up testing. By LISA GIRION and CHAD TERHUNE At an invitation-only gathering late last year, U.S. regulators and their guests […]

California Jury Returns $40 Million Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

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A California woman suffering from mesothelioma has prevailed in the latest talc trial against Johnson & Johnson, following six days of jury deliberation that ended Friday when the jury awarded her $40 million in damages. Nancy Cabibi, 71, of Hasuer, Idaho, and her husband Phil sued Johnson & Johnson makers of Johnson’s Baby Powder, following her pleural mesothelioma diagnosis in 2017. […]

J&J Hit With $37.3M Verdict In NJ Talc Case

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A New Jersey state jury Wednesday slammed Johnson & Johnson with $37.3 million in combined compensatory damages over claims four people developed mesothelioma by using the pharmaceutical giant’s baby powder. Soon after kicking off the third full day of deliberations in the nearly two-month trial, the jury handed down those verdicts, deciding the company’s talc […]

J&J Wouldn’t Risk ‘Golden Egg’ With Talc Warning, Jury Told

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A New Jersey jury began deliberations Thursday in a case brought by four mesothelioma patients who blame asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder for their disease, which their attorney said was caused because the pharmaceutical giant didn’t want consumer warnings to put its “golden egg” product at risk. The cancer patients, who range in age […]

J&J Can’t Get New Trial After $29.5M Talc Verdict

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–by Dorothy Atkins with Additional reporting by Daniel Siegal and Cara Salvatore. Editing by Jay Jackson Jr. A California judge refused Friday to grant Johnson & Johnson a new trial after a jury found the company’s talcum-based baby powder contained cancer-causing asbestos that caused a woman’s mesothelioma and said the $29.5 million award isn’t excessive since it’s […]

Teary Plaintiff Tells Jury About Painful Cancer In J&J Talc Trial

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Dan Siegal reporting for Law 360.   A 61-year-old woman who says asbestos in talcum powder products made by Johnson & Johnson and Colgate-Palmolive caused her mesothelioma gave tearful testimony Monday to a California jury about her decades of talc use and the pain caused by her terminal cancer. At the beginning of the third week of trial in Alameda […]

As worries about Baby Powder’s safety mounted, J&J focused its pitches on minority, overweight women

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The company sought for decades to shore up weakening sales of its iconic talc with ads aimed at specific types of women – many of the same types who today are among those alleging in thousands of lawsuits that J&J powder caused their cancers. By CHRIS KIRKHAM and LISA GIRION   Filed April 9, 2019, 1 p.m. GMT LOS […]

J&J Hit With $29.5M Verdict In Latest Talc Trial

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Law360 (March 13, 2019, 9:20 PM EDT) — A California state jury on Wednesday found Johnson & Johnson’s talcum-based baby powder contained cancer-causing asbestos and caused a woman’s mesothelioma, awarding nearly $29.5 million. After deliberating for roughly two days, the Oakland jury returned with a verdict in favor of plaintiff Teresa E. Leavitt, finding that J&J’s baby […]