BASF faces litigation “Pandora’s Box” in relation to talc-asbestos claims
Published: Thursday, 03 September 2015
The global chemicals group is the latest high profile company to face legal action over claims its talc products allegedly contained cancer-causing asbestos.
Global chemicals company BASF is fighting
claims concerning asbestos injury suits brought decades ago
against Engelhard Corp., a company BASF acquired in 2006,
relating to Engelhard’s talc mining operations
that ended in 1983.
The plaintiffs allege that BASF (formerly Engelhard)
concealed evidence that its talc products contained
disease-causing asbestos and fabricated...