Asbestos Claims Linked to Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder


Johnson & Johnson is yet again in court, this time for asbestos claims linked to their talc-based products. Reuters has reported that a lawsuit arguing J&J Baby Powder is responsible for the death of a 30-year-old woman due to “her exposure to carcinogenic asbestos” began in South Carolina on Monday.

Reuters reports J&J denies that its product has contained asbestos, a known carcinogen linked to mesothelioma.

Christopher Swett, the lawyer for the family of Bertila Boyd-Bostic, who died of a rare form of cancer in 2017 at the age of 30, “told a jury..that J&J had known for decades that its baby powder contained asbestos.”

Reportedly, Boyd-Bostic used baby powder for most of her life. Swett said she was diagnosed in 2016 with pericardial mesothelioma, an extremely rare form of cancer.

Read the full article from Advocate Capital here.

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