Newly Unsealed Documents in Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Asbestos Case

Newly Unsealed Documents in Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Asbestos CaseJohnson & Johnson is in more than 5,000 lawsuits nationwide for cancer-causing talcum powder that contained asbestos. Many women are bringing claims against the household goods brand for contracting ovarian cancer, which can be extremely aggressive and deadly. There have been some victories for the cancer patients, but Johnson & Johnson has also had some success in court and in getting claims dismissed.

New documents unsealed last month reveal a shocking truth that could change the game: in May of 1974, workers at Johnson & Johnson’s Vermont mine recommended using citric acid to mitigate the asbestos found in the talcum powder. Additionally, efforts to suppress documentation that asbestos was found in talc from another mine in Italy were also revealed in the documents. Additionally, Johnson & Johnson trained its 1970s employees to lie and say that asbestos had never been found in their products “and never will.”

Hazards of talcum powder

The shocking revelation confirmed what many already suspected: Johnson & Johnson had been engaged in suppressing, covering up, and lying about the presence of asbestos in their talc mines and talcum baby powder. Those who worked in the mines are the most at-risk of adverse effects, but children and adults who were consistently exposed to this dangerous powder are also suffering from ailments and, often, ovarian cancer. The use of talcum powder increases the risk of ovarian cancer by 30-60%, as reported in the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer.

Women across the country have been awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation from talcum powder cosmetics lawsuits. Although this can never replace the life-changing pain of having very deadly ovarian cancer, some of these settlements have paid fully for medical bills and other suffering of these women. Signs of ovarian cancer are often hard to pin down, so it is imperative women who have consistently used Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder take great care in their gynecological check-ups and exams. Don’t let your case slip through the cracks. Your life could be at stake.

If you have contracted ovarian cancer and used talcum powder consistently for years, it is very likely there is an unfortunate link. The South Carolina product liability attorneys at McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, want to help you hold Johnson & Johnson, or any negligent manufacturer and seller of dangerous products, fully liable for physical harm, emotional suffering, and wrongful death they have caused. You can schedule an appointment to speak with us by calling 803-327-7800 or completing our contact form.