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How talcum power usage has been linked to cancer

Talcum powder is a common household product that is often used on young children and babies. Therefore, we automatically assume that it is safe for use, especially when global brands such as Johnson & Johnson manufacture it. However, studies in the past few years have made some shocking correlations between talcum powder usage and cancer.

Will insurance companies have to pay for Johnson & Johnson?

Johnson & Johnson is facing a record judgment in a talcum-powder case, which came in at $4.69 billion. That money is supposed to go to people who bought talc powder that contained asbestos, which can lead to fatal cancer and other serious complications. If those people have passed away, the money is intended to go to their families.

How likely is ovarian cancer related to the use of baby powder?

Many recent news stories have been been circulating about the potential correlation between the use of talcum powder and an increased cancer risk. The American Cancer Society (ACS) has even issued a statement warning those concerned about potential risks to discontinue using the product until further research is conducted.

What is the duty to warn in Louisiana product liability law?

Last time, we began looking at Johnson & Johnson’s recent loss in a talcum powder lawsuit in California. As we noted, this is the latest in a series of losses for the company in lawsuits involving allegations that that the company failed to warn consumers of the potential dangers of its talc-containing products.

Johnson & Johnson loses yet another talcum powder case

One of the legal issues we track on this blog is talcum powder litigation. We’ve previously discussed the challenges plaintiffs face in presenting strong evidence of causation in these cases. As we’ve noted, though, strong circumstantial evidence of the connection between talcum powder use and ovarian cancer, and a sympathetic jury, can make all the difference for plaintiffs.

Work with experienced legal counsel in cases involving asbestos contaminated consumer products

Previously, we looked at a recent report that a cosmetic product sold by a tween fashion retail chain was contaminated with asbestos. Although the company denied the accusation of contamination after conducting its own investigation, this doesn’t necessarily mean that asbestos contamination of the tested line of products is not at all a concern.