You’ve probably read news stories about juries awarding large verdicts in cases alleging that Johnson’s Baby Powder can cause ovarian cancer or mesothelioma. But you may not have read or heard this: many of the verdicts against Johnson & Johnson that have been through the appellate process have been overturned. Further, there have also been several trials where juries have concluded that Johnson & Johnson’s product was not responsible for the plaintiffs’ cancer, and in other instances, judges have dismissed cases outright, based on their own review of the facts.
The stories of anyone suffering from any form of cancer are tragic, and we sympathize deeply with these patients and their families, and appreciate that they’re seeking answers.
The science and the facts, however, show that their illnesses were not caused by their use of our talcum-based products.
We’re a company deeply committed to the good health and long life of every person on earth. We’re sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, parents and grandparents, just like you. We use our products on ourselves, our children and our grandchildren. We understand we have been trusted with a great responsibility, and we treat that responsibility with great care.
Decades of independent scientific testing has confirmed that our products are safe and are not contaminated with asbestos. If we believed that our talc was unsafe, it would not be on the shelves.
We recognize the anxiety and confusion these cases have caused, and that the many people around the world who have used and continue to use talc-based products have questions. There will also be more cases, and more discussion.
This site is here to share the facts about talc and these cases, to help you and your family understand why we’re continuing to sell Johnson’s Baby Powder, and why we’re continuing to defend our position so vigorously in the courtroom.