J&J Sees Baby Powder Asbestos Claims Revived in California Case

Sept. 22, 2021, 12:55 AM

Johnson & Johnson must face claims stemming from allegations that its baby powder exposed a man to asbestos and ultimately caused cancer, after a California appellate court reversed a summary judgment ruling for the company Tuesday.

Douglas Strobel said he used Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder his entire life. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2019, and sued the company for liability, negligence and fraud, alleging his continuous exposure to asbestos in that powder was a substantial cause of his illness. When Strobel died in 2020, his family took over the litigation.

A trial court in Solano granted summary judgment ...

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