Per a report from People’s Danielle Bacher, the wrongful death suit was filed earlier this month and sees Lisa Cloud alleging that her husband’s fatal condition was a result of “cumulative doses of asbestos, fibers, and talc exposures” in the corporation’s baby powder.
According to the suit, Conor Hickey—Lisa’s husband and father to the late Euphoria actor, Angus Cloud—had been a regular user of the baby powder since 1957. He died in May, followed several weeks later by Angus' death from an accidental overdose.
Back in April, the Talc Powder Justice group of attorneys announced that it had successfully gotten Johnson & Johnson’s financial liability over allegations of its baby powder causing “various gynecologic cancers and mesothelioma” up to just under $9 billion. At the time, per attorney Mikal Watts, this figure stood as "the largest products liability settlement ever realized after a bankruptcy filing."
In a separate statement also released in April, Johnson & Johnson’s Worldwide VP of Litigation said it was still the company’s stance that “these claims are specious and lack scientific merit.”
Talk of a settlement was preceded by the publication of an investigative report from Reuters in 2018 focused on the company's handling of asbestos tests.
Lisa Cloud’s lawsuit calls for damages and court costs in an amount to be determined, as well as a jury trial. Complex has reached out to personal injury lawyer Joseph Satterley and Johnson & Johnson for comment. This story may be updated.