Johnson & Johnson News

FDA Warns of Asbestos in Claire’s Cosmetics; Company Disputes Claim

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration called on Congress to modernize rules for cosmetics safety on Tuesday after it issued an alert warning consumers not to use three cosmetics products sold by Claire’s Stores Inc because they tested positive for …

J&J May Be Helped by Missouri Ruling Against Talcum Lawsuits

A Missouri Supreme Court ruling on talc lawsuits could reduce the liability and number of large trials Johnson & Johnson faces over allegations its talc products, including baby powder, cause cancer. The ruling will likely offer some respite to the …

Asbestos-Laden Talc Products Verdict Means J&J, Imerys Owe Millions

Johnson & Johnson and a talc-mining company were ordered by jurors to pay $80 million in punitive damages for hiding that their products, including J&J’s iconic baby powder, had been tainted by asbestos and posed a cancer risk. The New …

Files Show J&J Knew of Asbestos Risk in Talc in ’70s

Johnson & Johnson trained its employees to reassure anyone concerned about whether the company’s talcum powder contained asbestos that the cancer-causing substance “has never been found and it never will” in its iconic baby powder, according to an undated memo …

California Jury Awards Record $417M in Lawsuit Linking Baby Powder to Cancer

A Los Angeles, Calif., jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company’s iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied …

J&J to Pay Record $1B for Faulty Hip Implants

Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Texas jury to pay more than $1 billion to patients who claimed the company hid flaws in its Pinnacle artificial hips that had to be surgically removed, in J&J’s second loss linked to …

J&J Faces More Talc Cancer Lawsuits After $55M Verdict Loss

Johnson & Johnson must pay $55 million to a 62-year-old South Dakota woman who blamed her ovarian cancer on the company’s talcum powder in the second such trial loss this year. J&J is accused in more than 1,000 lawsuits in …

No More Formaldehyde in Shampoo as J&J Girds for Rules

Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo contains an ingredient that might give parents pause: formaldehyde. Deemed a “probable human carcinogen” by the U.S. government, formaldehyde is one of 164 potentially harmful chemicals targeted under a new California law that imposes stricter …

Damages Awarded in Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Hip Implant Case

A jury Friday awarded $8.3 million to a former prison guard who accused Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary of knowingly marketing a faulty hip implant that was later recalled. Jurors found that the ASR XL implant was defectively designed …

Trial Plaintiff Says J&J Hips Defective, Company Denies Liability

Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy unit was well aware of defects in its all-metal hips when plaintiff Loren Kransky was implanted with one of the devices in 2007, lawyers for the 65-year-old man said in closing trial arguments. The lawsuit filed …