A California jury awarded $29 million to a woman who said that asbestos in Johnson &Johnson’s talcum-powder-based products caused her cancer.
“The FDA has tested Johnson’s talc since the ’70s. Every single time it did not contain asbestos,” Johnson and Johnson said in a 19 December tweet. It followed by several days the publication of a Reuters investigation found the healthcare conglomerate knew for decades that the carcinogen lurked in its Baby Powder and other cosmetic talc products.
Johnson & Johnson failed to persuade a Missouri trial judge to set aside a July verdict awarding a record $4.69 billion to 22 women who blamed their ovarian cancer on asbestos in the company’s Baby Powder and other talc products. The healthcare company faces thousands of lawsuits over the safety of talc in its Baby […]
Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the delicate membrane surrounding her lungs and other organs.
Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has handed over a R44 million asbestos-free block of classrooms and an eight kilometre tarred road to the Mafefe community in Limpopo.