A Mountain of Evidence is Piling Up That Strongly Suggests Johnson's Baby Powder is Killing Us
It would be a miracle if Johnson & Johnson can outrun the perfect storm of evidence building against them and sure to be used in thousands of baby powder cancer trials to come
Monday, December 2, 2019 - It seems like Johnson & Johnson has become an easy target for those seeking monetary compensation from a company that failed to warn consumers that their product causes cancer. Tens of thousands of individuals with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma have filed suit and seek hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for the cancers they suffer. Attorneys for plaintiffs claim that regular and prolonged use of Johnson's Baby Powder caused their ovarian cancer or mesothelioma can point to US FDA testing, evidence from studies and investigative reports to build their case against the company.
While the media and the legal community have been fixated on FDA's finding asbestos in bottles of Johnson's Baby Powder, this revelation is hardly the only piece of evidence that is being alleged against the iconic baby care product. Several strong lines of reasoning point to the guilt of Johnson's Baby Powder and giving plaintiffs ammunition to build a strong case. Talcum powder cancer warning have been issued to the public for years and lawyers continue to consult for free and no obligation to file a claim.
Overlooked by many are studies that have found particles of talc in the plaintiff's biopsied ovaries and cancerous lung tissue. One recent such study makes a strong argument that talc is the most likely source of a person's mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer of the lining of the lungs caused almost exclusively by inhaling asbestos. Time Magazine published the results of a 33-person talc/cancer study was co-authored by Jacqueline Molin, professor of occupational medicine, epidemiology, and prevention at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. The study concluded that both talc and asbestos fibers were found in all 33 sampled. The study specifically pinpoints particles of talc found in cancerous tissues as being the cause of a plaintiff's mesothelioma.
Another critically important element in a plaintiff's case against Johnson & Johnson is the method in which talc and asbestos are mined and the likelihood of cross-contamination. Asbestos is dug from the ground in open-pit mines that blast particles of the cancer-causing dust thousands of feet into the air to be carried in the direction of the prevailing wind and landing wherever they may. Rates of mesothelioma for asbestos minors and those who lived and worked in the surrounding neighborhoods were many times greater than the public in general. Talc is mined near asbestos and airborne cross-contamination is virtually guaranteed.
Another major piece of evidence against Johnson & Johnson was uncovered in an investigative report last year by Reuters. The article titled: "Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder" proved just that, that the company was well aware that their talc supply was contaminated but could do nothing about it other than cover up the fact. According to Reuters: "internal documents examined by Reuters show that the company's powder was sometimes tainted with carcinogenic asbestos and that J&J kept that information from regulators and the public."