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Dangerous Products: Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder

Dangerous Products: Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder

Missouri Court Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $4.7B

A group of 22 women has claimed that repeated use of talc-based baby powder (created by Johnson & Johnson) is the source of their ovarian cancer.

The women claim that the baby powder contains asbestos, a known carcinogen. Despite company representatives’ adamant claims that the baby powder does not contain asbestos, the St. Louis Circuit Court is requiring Johnson & Johnson to pay $550 million to compensate for the plaintiffs’ cancer-related costs and more than $4 billion for their pain and suffering.

Talc, Asbestos, and Chemical Testing Practices

The company has claimed that talc, the mineral used to make baby powder, is thoroughly purified and safe for human use. However, the women in the case claim the company’s testing techniques are inadequate and that asbestos, which is chemically similar to talc in some ways and naturally occurs in close geographic proximity to talc, cannot be completely removed from the final product.

As a result of their attorneys’ skillful argumentation, in-depth research, and effective handling of their case, all the affected women were able to access the compensation they needed in order to afford the consequences of the company’s negligent testing practices.

Johnson & Johnson continues to deny that its baby powder product contains asbestos or causes cancer and maintains that its testing practices effectively rid the final product of cancer-causing toxins. The company claims the case was “fundamentally unfair” and intends to appeal the court’s decision.

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If you or someone you loved has been injured as a result of a dangerous product like Johnson & Johnson baby powder, our team at Christian & Christian is here to serve you and provide the clarity you need. You may be anxious about the prospect of taking legal action against a big company or manufacturer, but our team has the knowledge and skill necessary to handle it all on your behalf. We are prepared to roll up our sleeves and handle your case while you focus on resting, recovering, and addressing the consequences of your injuries.

Call (864) 408-8890 to speak to a member of our staff or contact usfor a complimentary case evaluation with a personal injury lawyer in Greenville.


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