J&J Hid Talc Baby Powder Cancer Risks, Jury Told

By Brandon Lowrey (October 4, 2016, 6:59 PM EDT) -- A woman who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder on her genitals urged a Missouri jury Tuesday to find J&J liable for her ailment, saying the company has known for years about the product's cancer link but would not warn consumers.

During opening arguments in St. Louis, Deborah Giannecchini's attorney R. Allen Smith Jr. of The Smith Law Firm said that J&J's internal documents showed that the company had written out "a question and answer" to prepare for questions from plaintiffs attorneys, and that another document suggested the company would be compared to the cigarette industry...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!