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Johnson & Johnson Will Pay $100M in Baby Powder Lawsuits

  • Legal Development 30 October 2020 30 October 2020
  • Americas

To settle multiple pending lawsuits alleging cancer after using Johnson & Johnson baby powder, the company has agreed to pay concurrent settlements totaling more than 100 million dollars. Johnson and Johnson made the decision after an increasing numbers of cases were filed in conjunction with reports that asbestos contaminated talc was found in a company product. This simultaneous payment is unusual for the pharmaceutical giant, as they have only offered single settlements.

Johnson & Johnson recently recalled over 30,000 bottles of baby powder in "an abundance of caution," according to a spokesperson. They have introduced in the United States and Canada a product using cornstarch, in lieu of selling talc-based baby powder in these countries.

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