Woman awarded $29 million in damages in J&J cancer case

Woman awarded $29 million in damages in J&J cancer case

A California jury has awarded $29 million to a woman who said asbestos in J&J’s talcum-powder-based products caused her cancer. Wednesday’s verdict marks the latest defeat for the healthcare conglomerate facing more than 13,000 talc-related lawsuits nationwide. The lawsuit was brought by Terry Leavitt, who said she used Jo&J’s powders and was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2017.

Deadman 0_0
Deadman 0_0 1 year

Unless you can test various talc products from that period to prove it this could just be another cash grab. Yes an internal memo that stated a fear of natural asbestos in talc mines is concerning but without proof nothing is certain.

Andrew Johnston
Andrew Johnston 1 year

In the 50s and 60s everyone was dusting themselves daily with that stuff. And one woman's legal team have convinced a bleeding heart jury that she got cancer and that jury has deemed compensation of $29million .

Kenguru Safari
Kenguru Safari 1 year

cash grab or not. getting cancer off the shelves gotta be a stwp in the right direction.

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