Johnson & Johnson recently announced that it will stop selling its talc-based baby powder. The iconic product has come under fire and is the subject of thousands of lawsuits which claim that asbestos has contaminated the talc and has led to mesothelioma and ovarian cancer.
J&J has discontinued sales in the US and Canada, allowing the product that is still in stores to be sold, and replacing it with its cornstarch powder. The company cited declining consumer demand for the talc-based powder as one reason for its discontinuation.
While sales of the iconic product may end, lawsuits continue against the company. Victims of malignant mesothelioma and ovarian cancer have accused the company of knowing that talc is frequently found in close proximity to asbestos and that the two contaminate each other during the mining process. Lawsuits allege that Johnson & Johnson did not reveal this information to consumers. Currently, there are more than 19,000 lawsuits outstanding against the company related to its talc products. Juries have already awarded victims significant compensation, including a $4.7 billion award in a single case involving twenty-two women.
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