News

Thousands Claim Link Between Baby Powder and Cancer

  • Feb 13 2019

Image of hand holding baby powder over spilled bottle of powderPam Nichols’s February Newsletter

“A product mothers can trust’. Generations of mothers know this is the advertising promise behind Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, the talc product with a fragrance that is among the most recognizable in the world.

But in 1999 it was a much different reality for Darlene Coker. The mother of two and manager of a massage school was dying from mesothelioma, a deadly lung cancer normally found in workers exposed to asbestos fibers while on the job.

Darlene wanted to know how she could have contracted this deadly disease. The answer: the Johnson & Johnson baby powder she used on her daughters and sprinkled on herself all her life, according to a lawsuit Darlene filed against the health care giant.

To read the complete issue, click here.


Posted in: Accidents & Personal Injury, L.I.F.E. Group Blog

Locations

The culture of teamwork and collaboration at O’Connell and Aronowitz helps our three office locations assist clients in a myriad of legal disciplines and harness the talents of O’Connell and Aronowitz attorneys across New York State. We offer the experience, resources, and skills to help you protect your rights and your best interests.

Albany

54 State Street
Albany, NY 12207

tel: 518.462.5601
fax: 518.462.2670



Saratoga Springs

1 Court Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

tel: 518.584.5205
fax: 518.584.5441