The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel conducted an extensive review of all the talc safety data and concluded that “talc is safe in the present practices of use” and there has been very little new data provided to change the Panel’s current assessment. Ultimately a number of other research studies have showed mixed results.
There are over 13,000 other baby powder-related lawsuits pending currently.
One of the most recent verdicts to be handed down to Johnson & Johnson is $29 million awarded to a woman who lives in California that used Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder for a number of years and developed mesothelioma as a result.
This latest verdict is the 7th trial loss of the worlds largest maker of healthcare products over claims that the corporation hid the risks of its product for more than 50 years!
One of the larger verdicts the company has been ordered to pay out thus far was for over $4.5 billion in damages to 22 women that developed cancer linked to using baby powder.
There are still over 24 different trials scheduled for this year.