Johnson & Johnson Subpoenaed Over Baby Powder Safety

Johnson & Johnson Subpoenaed Over Baby Powder Safety

The Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission Are Investigating the Company’s Talcum Powder Products

Johnson & Johnson is facing federal legal action in the form of subpoenas from the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission following allegations of asbestos in their talc-based baby powder products. Washington Senator Patty Murray of the Senate Health Committee is also asking Johnson & Johnson for documents relating to the company’s potential knowledge of the risk of asbestos in baby powder, documents which were reported on by The New York Times in December of 2018.

The subpoenas come after thousands of lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson by consumers claiming the presence of harmful substances in the company’s talcum powders. Plaintiffs in these cases say Johnson & Johnson baby powder caused ovarian cancer and mesothelioma, as well as other negative health effects. One St. Louis class action lawsuit resulted in $4.7 billion in damages for 22 women with ovarian cancer.

Johnson & Johnson is standing behind its products and continuing their statements of innocence in the case, as they have in defense of all allegations. Talc, in its pure mineral form, can contain asbestos, but Johnson & Johnson has persistently “noted that there has been no asbestos found in baby powder products that have been on the market for the past 15 years,” The Hill reports.

Has Your Family Been Affected by Asbestos in Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder?

The claims against Johnson & Johnson are numerous, and have resulted in billions of dollars being awarded to victims. If you have a similar claim, our Albany defective product lawyer is available to discuss your options. The carelessness of Johnson & Johnson is inexcusable — we are dedicated to recovering compensation for affected consumers and providing support throughout this heavily emotional time.

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