Johnson & Johnson faces 25,000 US lawsuits over its baby powder. Some users say talc in the product caused their cancers.

Feb 23, 2021 - Business Insider

Pharmaceuticals giant Johnson & Johnson has set aside $3.9 billion in "litigation expenses," including dealing with a years-long battle over its talc baby powder, of which one bottle was found to contain asbestos.

The company set aside the funds "primarily [for] talc related reserves and certain settlements," it said inĀ an SEC filing Monday.

This is substantially higher than the $400 million it set aside for litigation expenses in...