Terry Leavitt had brought on the lawsuit against J&J and said she used the company's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower in the 1960s and 1970s and was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2017, Reuters reported.
The lawsuit is just one of thousands of similar lawsuits Johnson & Johnson is facing.
The company is now fighting two asbestos-related lawsuits in New Jersey and Oklahoma courts, and two more trials could begin this month, the UBS analysts said. J&J has pledged to appeal cases it has lost and has convinced courts to overturn several jury verdicts so far.
A California jury on Wednesday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $29 million to a woman who said that asbestos in the company's talcum-powder-based products, including Johnson's Baby Powder, caused her mesothelioma. We respect the legal process and reiterate that jury verdicts are not medical, scientific or regulatory conclusions about a product.
"Plaintiffs' attorneys have fundamentally failed to show that Johnson's Baby Powder contains asbestos, and their own experts concede that they are not recognizing the accepted definition of asbestos and are ignoring crucial distinctions between minerals that are asbestos and minerals that are not".
A California jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $29 million to a woman with mesothelioma who claimed that asbestos in the conglomerate's talcum powder products caused her cancer. 'The internal J&J documents that the jury saw, once more laid bare the shocking truth of decades of cover- up, deception and concealment by J&J'.
There were serious procedural and evidentiary errors in the proceeding that required us to move for mistrial on eight different points during the proceeding.
J&J was found mainly liable for Teresa Leavitt's mesothelioma. All told, the pharmaceutical company faces more than 13,000 talc-related lawsuits nationwide, Reuters reports.
"'They knew there was asbestos in it, and for me that's the worst part because they failed to warn the consumer", said Kate Alessandri, an Oakland librarian.
Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano on the fallout from a report that Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder contained asbestos and the company was aware of it for decades.