Orlando talcum powder lawsuit lawyers | Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
In a landmark decision by a New York state judge, a Brooklyn couple has been awarded a $120 million settlement against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. According to public court documents from the case, the lawsuit states that after her longtime usage of Johnson & Johnson’s popular talcum powder products, 67-year-old Donna Olsen was diagnosed with a deadly form of mesothelioma. This rare form of cancer is caused by an extensive exposure to asbestos; a well-known carcinogen which is commonly found in talcum.
In a blow to the image of safety and uprightness that Johnson & Johnson attempts to present to the world, a report from the Food and Drug Administration indicated that traces of asbestos were discovered in a bottle of baby powder only 13 days after the corporation’s CEO, Alex Gorsky, publicly declared his firm and unshakable belief in the absence of asbestos from the talcum and baby powder sold by the company.