Verified, a new podcast hosted by award winning journalist Natasha Del Toro, delves into the talc-ovarian cancer litigation and investigates whether a group of women developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder on their genitals for feminine hygiene. J&J’s iconic talcum powder has been promoted as safe even for babies since the 1800s, and particularly promoted in African-American and Hispanic communities. But did the consumer health care giant know the entire time that its talc could contain dangerous impurities including asbestos, a known carcinogen? Documents suggest they did, but yet, J&J remained silent, never warning federal authorities or the women who faithfully used their products.

Verified: Dust Up is the story of a trusted brand’s fight to convince consumers and regulators that baby powder is safe while minimizing the work of the scientists who claim it is not. The seven-episode podcast begins by exploring the case of Deane Berg, the first woman to take J&J to court over claims that using Johnson’s Baby Powder for years caused her to develop ovarian cancer. Following episodes explore J&J’s marketing to minorities; Marvin Salter’s deposition testimony about his mother Jacqueline Fox, who was represented by Beasley Allen Law Firm in her case against J&J; and the October 2019 recall of bottles of Johnson’s Baby Powder due to asbestos contamination.

Del Toro is a producer and writer, best known as the host of America “ReFramed,” a national award-winning PBS documentary program on World Channel, and Netflix’s “The Naked Truth.”

A new episode will be available each Monday on the following platforms and associated links:


Talc-ovarian cancer lawyers

Beasley Allen lawyers continue to investigate new cases involving women diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder for feminine hygiene. For additional information on these cases, contact Ted Meadows, Leigh O’Dell or Brittany Scott.

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