J&J Cleared of Responsibility for Woman’s Talc-Cancer Claim

Sept. 24, 2021, 5:31 PM

Johnson & Johnson isn’t responsible for a Pennsylvania woman’s cancer that she blamed on the company’s talc-based powders, a jury ruled in the company’s latest win in the nationwide litigation over its iconic baby powder.

  • Jurors in state court in Philadelphia concluded Friday J&J’s talc-based baby powder didn’t contribute to the onset of Ellen Kleiner’s ovarian cancer and the company doesn’t have to pay damages
  • It’s J&J’s first win this year in cases targeting its well-known baby powder. Kleiner’s case also was the first talc trial in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, well-known as a plaintiff’s friendly venue
  • J&J still ...

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