Did You Know the FDA Did Not Test Talcum Powder For Asbestos Content?

Many people think the FDA is our Watchdog Agency. In Fact, the FDA does not test many of the products with which we come into contact almost every day. The FDA did not test talcum powder for asbestos content. That testing was the duty of several companies which have been ordered by juries in recent months to pay large verdicts to mesothelioma victims. Verdicts of over a $100 Million Dollars (including New Jersey) show that juries found, after long trials and skilled defenses, that certain companies knew their talcum powder products contained asbestos and that this asbestos caused mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is an incurable disease. In May 2019 another jury found that Johnson & Johnson knew its Baby Powder contained asbestos and awarded the plaintiff $325 Million Dollars. The verdict was $25 Million Dollars to compensate plaintiff and another $300 Million Dollars in punitive damages as a punishment, and as a deterrent for other companies in the future.

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma please call me at 856-834-5894 or e-mail me at james@jjpettitlaw.com. The consultation is free and I only represent injured people on a contingency basis so that you owe me nothing unless and until you receive compensation.