Talcum Powder and Asbestos Verdicts
Damages against Johnson & Johnson continue to mount as juries across the U.S. return verdicts against the pharmaceutical giant in cases linking its talcum powder-based products with ovarian cancer and now, mesothelioma. Here are a few notable cases:
- In 2018, a Missouri jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.69 billion to 22 women. The women alleged the company’s talc-based baby powders contained asbestos and caused them to develop ovarian cancer.
- In 2019, a New Jersey jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a total of $37.3 million to four plaintiffs who said they said they developed mesothelioma from asbestos in the company’s Baby Powder.
- In 2019, a California jury returned a $29 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson to a woman who developed mesothelioma after using the talc-based product.