Connecticut to receive $9.2 million from Johnson & Johnson talc settlement

State Attorney General William Tong said the settlement marks a significant step in holding the company accountable for its actions.

News 12 Staff

Jun 12, 2024, 12:33 PM

Updated 40 days ago

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Connecticut will receive more than $9.2 million as part of a $700 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson over allegations the company marketed its baby powder and body powder products with talc despite knowing they were unsafe.
State Attorney General William Tong said the settlement marks a significant step in holding the company accountable for its actions.
"Johnson & Johnson marketed their talc baby and body powder as 'safe' and 'pure' when they knew their products were anything but," Tong said. "As a result of our multi-state investigation, Johnson & Johnson stopped selling these deadly products."
The settlement resolves lawsuits filed by multiple states, including Connecticut, alleging that the company concealed the health risks associated with talc-based products, which have been linked to cancer.


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