New J&J Talc Trial Begins in California

Another trial regarding claims of asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder began yesterday in California.

Who is behind the new lawsuit?

Terry Leavitt is bringing the lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. Ms. Leavitt came into contact with J&J baby powder as a infant, and that the powder used on her was talc mined in South Korea which contained asbestos fibers. Ms. Leavitt was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2017.

How does this affect Johnson & Johnson?

The attorneys for Ms. Leavitt are arguing that the talc mined in South Korea contains the same asbestos fibers of talc that is mined in the U.S. for Johnson & Johnson according to an article posted by Citizen Truth. This is also one of the first lawsuits to be heard since the Reuters report detailing J&J’s knowledge of asbestos within their talc products was released (get more information here).

I have been injured by a talc-based product from Johnson & Johnson. What are my options?

If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of using Johnson & Johnson talc products contact our office at (303) 327-9988 to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our highly experienced attorneys. Please also visit our practice area page on talcum powder here.