Skip to main content
The Globe and Mail
Support Quality Journalism
The Globe and Mail
First Access to Latest
Investment News
Collection of curated
e-books and guides
Inform your decisions via
Globe Investor Tools
Just$1.99
per week
for first 24 weeks

Enjoy unlimited digital access
Enjoy Unlimited Digital Access
Get full access to globeandmail.com
Just $1.99 per week for the first 24 weeks
Just $1.99 per week for the first 24 weeks
var select={root:".js-sub-pencil",control:".js-sub-pencil-control",open:"o-sub-pencil--open",closed:"o-sub-pencil--closed"},dom={},allowExpand=!0;function pencilInit(o){var e=arguments.length>1&&void 0!==arguments[1]&&arguments[1];select.root=o,dom.root=document.querySelector(select.root),dom.root&&(dom.control=document.querySelector(select.control),dom.control.addEventListener("click",onToggleClicked),setPanelState(e),window.addEventListener("scroll",onWindowScroll),dom.root.removeAttribute("hidden"))}function isPanelOpen(){return dom.root.classList.contains(select.open)}function setPanelState(o){dom.root.classList[o?"add":"remove"](select.open),dom.root.classList[o?"remove":"add"](select.closed),dom.control.setAttribute("aria-expanded",o)}function onToggleClicked(){var l=!isPanelOpen();setPanelState(l)}function onWindowScroll(){window.requestAnimationFrame(function() {var l=isPanelOpen(),n=0===(document.body.scrollTop||document.documentElement.scrollTop);n||l||!allowExpand?n&&l&&(allowExpand=!0,setPanelState(!1)):(allowExpand=!1,setPanelState(!0))});}pencilInit(".js-sub-pencil",!1); // via darwin-bg var slideIndex = 0; carousel(); function carousel() { var i; var x = document.getElementsByClassName("subs_valueprop"); for (i = 0; i < x.length; i++) { x[i].style.display = "none"; } slideIndex++; if (slideIndex> x.length) { slideIndex = 1; } x[slideIndex - 1].style.display = "block"; setTimeout(carousel, 2500); }
Cboe BZX Real-Time Last Sale USD
Today's Change
Volume
Price Quote as of

More stories below advertisement

Attorney Mark Lanier 'Gratified but Not Yet Satisfied' by Johnson & Johnson Decision to Discontinue Talc-Based Baby Powder

PR Newswire - PRF - Tue May 19, 9:59PM CDT
  

HOUSTON , May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --  Mark Lanier , the trial lawyer who earned the largest jury verdict to date on behalf of consumers who have developed cancer from talc-based cosmetics, welcomed an announcement by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) that it would cease manufacturing products containing talc, but he added that more work is ahead for talc victims.

"We and other trial lawyers and consumer advocates have been sounding the alarm for years," said Mr. Lanier, founder The Lanier Law Firm. "While this is good news for the future health of consumers, it's troubling that J&J still refuses to accept responsibility for a deadly disease affecting tens of thousands of victims. The company's own documents and dozens of peer-reviewed scientific studies have pointed to the connection between Baby Powder and ovarian cancer for decades."

Citing declining consumer demand and the need to prioritize more "high-demand" products, Johnson & Johnson announced on Tuesday that it would be discontinuing the controversial talc-based Baby Powder in the United States and Canada. The company will continue to sell its remaining inventory as well as a corn starch alternative. 

In July 2018 , a St. Louis jury awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women and their families – represented by The Lanier Law Firm – after finding that decades of daily use of Johnson & Johnson's asbestos-laden talcum powder products caused their ovarian cancer. 

The six-man, six-woman jury in Judge Rex M. Burlison's 22 nd  Judicial Circuit Court in St. Louis heard six weeks of testimony and deliberated eight hours before returning a verdict that included $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages. 

"We anticipate trying these cases and doing our absolute best to prevail again and again," said Mr. Lanier. "Today's action by the company will stop future exposure, but justice still needs pursuing for those exposed and harmed in the past." 

The Lanier Law Firm continues to represent clients in claims against Johnson & Johnson. 

For more than 30 years, the men and women at the Lanier Law Firm have worked tirelessly, throughout the United States , to find unique and effective solutions for their clients. More than 60 skilled attorneys practice law in a broad array of areas, including business litigation, pharmaceutical litigation, asbestos exposure, oil and gas litigation, personal injury, anddefective and dangerous products, among others. Named an Elite Trial Law Firm by The National Law Journal , the Lanier Law Firm has offices in Houston , New York , Los Angeles and Oklahoma City . To learn more about Mark Lanier and the Lanier Law Firm, visit http://www.lanierlawfirm.com .  

Media Contact:  
J.D. Cargill 
713-659-5200 
jdc@lanierlawfirm.com   

Cision View original content: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/attorney-mark-lanier-gratified-but-not-yet-satisfied-by-johnson--johnson-decision-to-discontinue-talc-based-baby-powder-301062290.html

SOURCE The Lanier Law Firm

More stories below advertisement

All market data (will open in new tab) is provided by Barchart Solutions. Copyright © 2020.

Information is provided 'as is' and solely for informational purposes, not for trading purposes or advice. For exchange delays and terms of use, please read disclaimer (will open in new tab).

To view this site properly, enable cookies in your browser. Read our privacy policy to learn more.
How to enable cookies