Yes. There have been many successful litigation against Johnson and Johnson including a $4.69 billion award to 22 women and their families by a Missouri jury.
A December 2018 investigative report from Reuters News Service revealed Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that its iconic baby powder could be contaminated with asbestos. Separate investigations by Reuters and The New York Times in December 2018 revealed documents showing Johnson & Johnson fretted for decades that small amounts of asbestos lurked in its [...]
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The answer is that it may have. There are several factors that evidence whether or not your use of talc powder caused or contributed to your development of cancer. For example, how long have you used talc powder, how often you used talc powder, where you used talc powder prior to the onset of your [...]
Prolonged and frequent use of talc powder may cause the following types of cancer: • Ovarian • Fallopian • Peritoneal • Mesothelioma
Not all talcum powder contains asbestos, but some of the talc sourced for talcum powder is naturally contaminated with asbestos. Certain brands of talcum powder have tested positive for asbestos in the past. Some of these brands include Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder, Cashmere Bouquet Body Talc and Old Spice After Shave Talc.
Asbestos-contaminated talc is a carcinogen capable of causing cancers of the lung, mesothelium and ovaries. Research is currently inconclusive on whether asbestos-free talc is carcinogenic to humans.