Johnson & Johnson
The U.S. Supreme Court's Rejection of J & J's Appeal
Facing over 21,800 lawsuits over its talc-based products, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is under fire. Many of these lawsuits claim that Johnson & Johnson was aware for decades that their talc powders contained carcinogenic asbestos. This exposure then put people at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases. Their baby powder, in particular, has been claimed by thousands to have caused ovarian cancer. Talc, the main ingredient in Johnson & Johnson's baby powder, has been under scrutiny. There are concerns over its possible asbestos contamination and the effects it can have on those that come into contact with it. Talc is a mined mineral that can easily contain trace amounts of asbestos because of where it is mined.