In July 2019, Johnson & Johnson was accused of failing to warn consumers about the mesothelioma risk associated with its talc-based products. Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer of the lining of the lung, abdomen, and heart that is typically caused by exposure to asbestos.
The lawsuit was filed by the family of a 53-year-old man who died from mesothelioma in 2017. The family claims that the man was exposed to asbestos through Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products, which the company failed to warn the public about.
The lawsuit alleges that Johnson & Johnson was aware of the dangers of asbestos exposure but failed to take adequate steps to protect consumers. The lawsuit also states that the company failed to warn consumers that its talc-based products may contain asbestos, even though it was aware of the risk.
The family is seeking damages for the man’s mesothelioma, claiming that Johnson & Johnson’s negligence caused the man’s death. Additionally, they are asking for punitive damages to punish the company for its negligence.
This lawsuit is not the first time Johnson & Johnson has been accused of failing to warn consumers about the risks associated with its talc-based products. In 2017, the company was ordered to pay $117 million to a woman who developed mesothelioma after using its talc-based products for many years.
The lawsuit is a reminder that companies have a responsibility to protect consumers by providing adequate warnings about potential risks. It is also a reminder that companies can face serious consequences if they fail to do so.