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Sixth Talcum Powder Asbestos Cancer Trial Against J&J Set to Begin in California

Posted by Michael Throneberry | Dec 20, 2018

The sixth talcum powder asbestos cancer lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is set for trial in a matter of days and will take place in a California state court to determine whether or not the company is liable for the victim's injuries. The mesothelioma cancer lawsuit also names cosmetics company Chanel and talc supplier Imerys Talc USA as defendants for also producing carcinogenic products the plaintiff claims contributed to her terminal cancer diagnosis.

According to the asbestos cancer lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the plaintiff developed mesothelioma as a result of years of asbestos exposure from using Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, along with Chanel's No. 5 After Bath Powder. The lawsuit claims both the companies' products were manufactured with talc supplied from Imerys, which the parties knew to be contaminated with asbestos.

Johnson & Johnson faces thousands of other lawsuit across the country in which plaintiffs allege their serious medical conditions, including mesothelioma and other cancers, were caused by talc-based products produced by the company. The talcum powder cancer lawsuits claim Johnson & Johnson and its supplier were fully aware of the dangers posed by its talcum powder products but did not put any warning labels on packaging to alert consumers to the dangers.

Many of the estimated 9,000 talcum powder cancer lawsuits allege the female plaintiffs developed ovarian cancer from use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products while others allege they developed mesothelioma. Although talc itself does not contain asbestos, the two minerals are naturally occuring and often found in deposits side by side one another. Asbestos has been heavily regulated by federal laws since the 1970s but if talc suppliers do not take special precautions when mining talc, the substance could be contaminated with asbestos.

Asbestos is linked to a whole host of serious health conditions, the most well known of which is mesothelioma, a rare and deadly form of cancer that commonly affects the thin linings of tissues surrounding vital organs like the heart, lungs, and abdomen. Even as researchers across the world continue to make strides in medical advancements to treat the disease, there is still no known cure for the condition.

By filing an asbestos cancer lawsuit, victims can hold large asbestos companies responsible for their indifference to public safety and send a message the behavior will not be tolerated. Furthermore, a mesothelioma cancer lawsuit can recover lost wages while out of work as well as vital compensation to pay for necessary medical treatment to fight the disease and live a more comfortable, dignified life.

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Michael Throneberry

Attorney Michael Throneberry graduated from Purdue University with a Civil Engineering degree. He then served with the United States Army...

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