Johnson & Johnson, American multinational pharmaceutical and medical devices manufacturing company on Thursday has won the lawsuit in California, claimed by women saying that she developed Mesothelioma sort of cancer after exposing to asbestos in talc-based products that involved Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder.
Tina Herford was the woman, who brought the case against Johnson & Johnson. Mesothelioma is type of cancer, which is closely associated with the asbestos exposure and affects the exquisite tissues lining body cavities, usually often near the lungs as well as in abdomen and elsewhere.
A Director of Global Media Relations at the Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc., Carol Goodrich said in a statement that, “We are pleased with today’s verdict and believe that the dismissal of talc lawsuits in New Jersey and verdict reversals in Missouri and California have forced plaintiff attorneys to pivot to yet another baseless theory. Johnson’s Baby Powder has been around since 1894 and it does not contain asbestos or cause mesothelioma or ovarian cancer. Imerys commends the jury for following the science that establishes the safety of our talc”
While leading attorney, Chris Panatier at the Herfords said in a statement that, “Even when I disagree with a jury’s decision, I often understand their perspective. J&J is still selling contaminated baby powder. It is a matter of time before juries begin holding them to account. We just missed on the first one.”
However, there are dozens of cases pending regarding talc powder-mesothelioma against Johnson & Johnson and many other suppliers and manufacturers of such products.