Family Sues J&J for Talcum Powder Causing Cancer

Feb 02, 2016


Johnson & Johnson began trial in St. Louis, Missouri, over claims the talcum powder it marketed to women for feminine hygiene gave some of them cancer, according to a Bloomberg article.

The company is accused by the family of Jackie Fox that it knew many years ago that talc was linked to ovarian cancer. The outcome may decide whether J&J fights or tries to settle 1,200 lawsuits over products including baby powder.

Last week the judge rejected J&J’s request to dismiss the suit, saying there was “ample evidence” that might lead a jury to conclude the company conspired to hide the risks of talc, according to the article.

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