J&J Baby Powder News

Court Revives Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder Lawsuits

A New Jersey appeals court’s decision to revive two lawsuits accusing Johnson & Johnson’s iconic Baby Powder of causing cancer may lead to the reinstatement of about 1,000 suits targeting the talc-based product. A three-judge panel of the New Jersey …

Talc Miner Imerys to Forfeit North America Units to Settle 14,000 Cancer Lawsuits

Imerys SA, which mines talc used in Johnson & Johnson’s iconic Baby Powder and other products, agreed to turn over its North American operations to resolve more than 14,000 lawsuits claiming the mineral caused cancer in some consumers. Imerys Talc …

Talcum Lawsuits Against J&J Can Proceed with Testimony Limits

Thousands of plaintiffs who say that Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and talc products caused cancer can go forward with their claims, but face limits on what expert testimony will be allowed in trials after a Monday ruling by a …

Jury Orders J&J to Pay $750 Million in Baby Powder Cancer Trial

Johnson & Johnson was ordered on Thursday by a New Jersey state jury to pay punitive damages of $750 million to four plaintiffs who allege that the company’s Baby Powder caused their cancer, a ruling that will be reduced to …

FDA Hearing to Address Testing of Talcum Powders, Cosmetics for Asbestos

For the first time in nearly 50 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will examine asbestos testing for talc powders and cosmetics at a hearing on Tuesday. Regulators are taking a closer look after finding asbestos, a known carcinogen, …

J&J CEO Testifies in Baby Powder Trial He Relied on Experts on Asbestos Risk

Johnson & Johnson Chief Executive Alex Gorsky on Monday faced questions from plaintiffs lawyers over the timing of his sale of company stock, as he testified for the first time in a jury trial over allegations that the company’s Baby …

Latest Tests Disprove FDA Claim of Asbestos in Johnson’s Baby Powder, J&J Says

Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday that recent tests showed that Johnson’s Baby Powder was free of asbestos, after U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigations reported trace amounts of the material in the product earlier this year. A total of …

J&J Recalls Some Baby Powder After FDA Reports Traces of Asbestos

Johnson & Johnson said on Friday it is recalling around 33,000 bottles of baby powder in the United States after U.S. health regulators found trace amounts of asbestos in samples taken from a bottle purchased online. The move marks the …

J&J’s Legal Beating May Only Get Worse with Baby Powder, Opioid, Hip and Other Claims

Johnson & Johnson has taken some costly beatings in court this year. And it could get worse. Just last week, a jury ordered J&J to pay $8 billion for wrongfully pushing doctors to prescribe the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal. While the …

Hometown Jury Says J&J Must Pay $37.2 Million for Cancers Linked to Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson must pay at least $37.2 million to four consumers who blamed asbestos-tainted talc for their cancers in the company’s latest loss in nationwide litigation over its iconic baby powder. A jury in J&J’s hometown of New Brunswick, …