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Jury to decide whether J&J talc caused man’s mesothelioma

For years, Johnson & Johnson hid from consumers the fact its talcum powder products contained asbestos by using tests that wouldn’t detect the cancer-causing mineral, according to attorneys for a man suing the consumer health care company over claims the products caused him to develop mesothelioma. Stephen Lanzo III claims that he used Johnson & Johnson products daily – including Johnson’s Baby Powder – for about 40 years, never knowing that the talcum powder contained asbestos. Asbestos is a mineral often found in talc. When inhaled, it can cause malignant mesothelioma, a rare but deadly cancer that affects the lining ... Read More

Medical expert confirms man’s mesothelioma caused by talcum powder

A man who used Johnson’s Baby Powder daily faces a painful death from mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive type of cancer that affects the lungs, an occupational medicine expert told a New Jersey jury in a trial accusing Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn consumers that it talc-containing products could cause cancer. Occupational physician Jacqueline Moline of the Feinstein Institute of Medical Research at Northwell Health testified on behalf of plaintiff Stephen Lanzo III, who claims that Johnson & Johnson’s talc products contain asbestos, a known carcinogen. She said that mesothelioma is a “signal cancer,” so closely linked to ... Read More

Expert claims J&J talc contains asbestos

Dr. James Webber, environmental consultant and founder of New York asbestos laboratory the Wadsworth Center, testified that the testing data he reviewed showed that both Johnson & Johnson’s finished talcum powder products and its source of talc contained asbestos, in a trial alleging long-term use of the consumer health care giant’s talc-containing products caused a man to develop mesothelioma. But in cross examination this week, Johnson & Johnson attorneys showed Webber a series of testing reports prepared by another group, including nearly a dozen from the 1970s, that contended that Johnson & Johnson’s talc did not contain asbestos. Did Webber ... Read More