Do we really know what we put in and on our bodies? Evidently Johnson & Johnson did. Reports revealed in a 2018 Talcum Powder Cancer Trial demonstrate the company had knowledge of sporadic asbestos contamination in their talcum powder. The contamination reports date back to the 1960s.
The most recent court case awarded four victims the sum of $37.2 million in damages. Previously, a Missouri trial held last summer awarded twenty-two women $4.7 billion. Currently, two new trials have begun in Georgia and California.
Asbestos and Infants Should Never Mix
The fact that the carcinogen was present is disturbing. That asbestos was found in baby powder and covered up by the company is inexcusable.
Fortunately, the courts are uncovering the damage done and thanks to the judicial system people are finally being fairly compensated for their losses.
Should You be Worried?
Fortunately, these cases seem to have affected a relatively small number. However, your St. Louis defective product attorneys will be glad to assist if you have any concerns.
According to the reports, asbestos was found in small traces in scattered batches of the Johnson & Johnson products. While this means that most people have nothing to worry about, there are cases out there to be won.
If you’ve been affected by tainted talcum powder then please contact your St. Louis defective product attorneys immediately. We’re here to provide you with the legal assistance you need.