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Colgate-Palmolive settles lawsuit claiming cancerous fibers in baby powder

By Angela Underwood | Jul 17, 2018


LOS ANGELES - A Southern California man claiming Colgate-Palmolive baby powder caused him cancer has reached a settlement with the major brand before the trial even started.

Paul Garcia, who claimed he suffers from mesothelioma due to inhaling cancer fibers present in the talc-based baby powder never had to tell his story before a jury since the company settled with the 67-year-old before the start of a trial set to begin last week, according to a City News Service report.

The terms of the settlement with Colgate-Palmolive and its predecessor firm Mennen, which was the alleged manufacturer of the particular powder Garcia claims caused him cancer, have not been disclosed.

Colgate-Palmolive is not the only major brand being charged with cancer-causing talc powder. Johnson & Johnson is also facing allegations of cancerous fibers in its baby powder.

Though an undisclosed settlement was reached, Colgate-Palmolive denied all allegations made by Garcia.

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