Updates

  • $6.5 Billion Talc Settlement Approved

    May 2024

    Johnson & Johnson announced it would pay $6.5 billion over 25 years to settle ongoing talc-related lawsuits, subject to approval by claimants​. Read more here

  • Bankruptcy Filing for Talc Liabilities

    May 2023

    Johnson & Johnson's subsidiary, LTL Management, filed for bankruptcy to handle talc liabilities, a move blocked by courts twice before​. Read more here

  • $8.9 Billion Talc Settlement Proposal

    April 2023

    Johnson & Johnson proposed an $8.9 billion settlement to resolve tens of thousands of talc lawsuits, pending court approval. 

  • Stories from Our Claimants

    February 2023

    An article published via the Daily Mail Online shares the stories of some of our affected claimants. It highlights the link between the contaminated product and the triggered tumours, resulting in cancer diagnosis.

    "When Maureen Wright was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, both she and her husband Jeffrey were left reeling in disbelief.

    Maureen simply did not fit the profile of someone at risk of the disease."

    You can read more of the article here.

  • Johnson & Johnson replace talc-based powder with corn starch

    August 2022

    Cancer victims sued Johnson & Johnson, accusing the company of using fraudulent bankruptcy filings to resolve talc lawsuits and hinder plaintiffs from seeking justice​. Read More Here

  • $2.12 Billion Awarded in Talc Lawsuit

    February 2021

    Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $2.12 billion to 22 women who claimed their ovarian cancer was caused by asbestos in J&J talc products. The Missouri Court of Appeals upheld this verdict, which was originally decided in 2018​ Read More here

  • FDA Finds Asbestos in Baby Powder

    October 2019

    The FDA alerted consumers that asbestos was found in a sample of Johnson's Baby Powder, leading to a voluntary recall of the product. Read more here

  • Journal published identifying asbestos contamination risk

    June 1976

    A study published in the journal of the American Industrial Hygiene Association identified asbestos fibers in talc samples used in cosmetics

  • FDA raise awareness around asbestos contamination

    June 1970

    The FDA began to raise questions about possible asbestos contamination in talcum powder, leading to the development of initial testing standards for talc to ensure it was free from asbestos.