Did Johnson & Johnson know its talc products contained asbestos?

Thousands of lawsuits allege that Johnson & Johnson knew in the 1970s that asbestos fibers were present in its talc products and knew also that asbestos caused cancer. Internal memoranda from the company support these allegations. Although Johnson & Johnson defends these lawsuits by denying the significance of, and/or the substance of, these allegations, juries have found that the company ignored the dangers and attempted to hide the risks of using the talc products. Millions of dollars have been awarded by juries to the victims of this exposure.