Jury Sides with J&J in Latest Talcum-Cancer Claim

By , Sarah Favot and | April 8, 2019

  • April 8, 2019 at 9:15 am
    PouellerBeaReport Fail says:
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    I imagine the talcum powder could have contained asbestos if the factories where it was produced also processed asbestos. However, after the mid-1980s, I doubt ANY factory processed asbestos in such a careless manner.

    The verdict makes sense as the test show no asbestos in the powder. It is possible that it could have contained asbestos in prior years. But that is the plaintiffs duty to prove. I still find it hard to believe a cosmetic production company would have co-mingled those two very different materials.

    Exposure to asbestos could happen in many places of work, prior to the late 1980s. I don’t know the history of the plaintiff, but he should have pursued his claim against a prior employer(s) if he worked in a building with asbestos panels for fireproofing in walls or roofs. As he didn’t, I will assume the exposure came from some other source.

    • April 8, 2019 at 2:38 pm
      Agent says:
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      If you lived in a house with asbestos sheet rock for 40 years, how is that the talcum’s fault? Glad they are winning some of these cases now. Depends on the jurisdiction I suppose.

  • April 8, 2019 at 5:01 pm
    Captain Planet says:
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    Speaking of cancer, I can’t believe I haven’t shown any signs of noise cancer yet. I’ve been to countless concerts, on runways, in various loud warehouse environments, and I live in Iowa where we have miles and miles of wind turbines which the president told us cause noise cancer. Forget the talcum, I’d be on the lookout for noise.

  • April 11, 2019 at 2:52 pm
    Gary Thompson says:
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    The asbestos occurs naturally in the same geological formations where the talc is mined. Difficult to keep it out of the talc.

  • May 14, 2019 at 10:14 pm
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    i want to know how the millions of baby girls that had the powder used on them daily are doing. do they all have cancer?

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