Juries continue to be convinced that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder is contaminated with asbestos and is responsible for causing mesothelioma, a rare cancer exclusively caused by asbestos, and ovarian cancer. The most recent verdict was March 13, 2019 where a California jury awarded 29.5 million to a mesothelioma victim and found Johnson & Johnson’s talcum-based baby powder contaminated with asbestos and caused the mesothelioma.
Johnson & Johnson’s denials and lack of concern for public safety prompted Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), a member of the US Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee, to query the FDA to investigate allegations that Johnson and Johnson has known for decades that its talc products were contaminated with asbestos but kept this information from regulators and the public. The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act does not require cosmetic products and ingredients to have FDA approval before entering the market. The agency has been asked to investigate using its full force of its regulatory and investigatory authority to protect public health, especially since J&J’s baby powder is such an iconic product. J&J is facing more than 10,000 lawsuits alleging its talcum powder products caused cancer.
Asbestos is Where it Shouldn’t Be
In related news, The Food and Drug Administration said retailer Claire’s samples tested positive for asbestos in some of its makeup products which targets its sale to girls and young women. Initially Claire refused to recall the products, but now is recalling the products sold between 2016 and the present.
For over 40 years our firm has represented Floridians who were injured by exposure to asbestos. We are experts when it comes to finding the truth and advocating for our clients who are victims of asbestos exposure. Alan and I work every day to protect those who have developed asbestos cancers and mesothelioma. Sadly, asbestos continues to be a significant health hazard for those
When we hear about reports of contamination we’re especially concerned. Because we continue to believe it is vital to try to help prevent injuries and deaths, we will continue publish warnings and recall information about the danger of asbestos in products. If you or your loved ones were exposed to asbestos and consequently developed mesothelioma or lung cancer from that exposure, you deserve to have compassionate, capable, and experienced legal representation. We are here to help.