Judge Declares Mistrial in Johnson & Johnson Talc Mesothelioma Trial

Talc Cancer Lawsuits

On Tuesday, California Judge, C. Edward Simpson, granted a mistrial in the first lawsuit to go to trial over claims that Johnson & Johnson’s popular talc-based hygiene products can cause mesothelioma, a deadly cancer generally linked to asbestos exposure. (Prior trials have concerned ovarian cancer.) The Judge declared a mistrial because witness testimony referenced ovarian…

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$72 Million Jury Verdict for Cancer Death from Talcum Powder

Civil litigation

Johnson & Johnson must pay $72 million to the family of a woman, Jackie Fox who developed fatal ovarian cancer after using the company’s baby powder and another talc-based product, Shower to Shower. The case is Fox v. Johnson & Johnson, No. 1422-CC09012-01, Division 10, Missouri Circuit Court, 22nd Judicial District (St. Louis).  It is…

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