Jury: Johnson & Johnson Talcum Power Does Not Contain Asbestos

April 3, 2019 | Strategic Insights for Health System


What's the news. A New Jersey jury unanimously found that Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder does not contain asbestos and thus did not cause a New York man's mesothelioma. After the verdict, Johnson & Johnson published a statement saying the results underscore "the decades of clinical evidence and scientific studies by medical experts around the world supporting the safety of Johnson's Baby Powder."

Why it matters. The allegations against Johnson & Johnson received nationwide media attention and organizations should be prepared to answer questions from both patients and staff regarding the risks of using their talc-containing products. Furthermore, although the jury found the product contained no evidence of asbestos, the fact that...

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