As one of the most publicized product liability cases ever to see the light of a civil courtroom, the Johnson & Johnson product liability lawsuits for the company’s line of talcum powders remains in the legal spotlight. In May of 2020, Johnson & Johnson released a statement that the company planned to pull its talcum powder products from store shelves, which halted all sales of the product in Canada and the United States. The company made the decision after facing thousands of lawsuits claiming the talcum powder products caused cancer.
Many of the talcum powder cancer lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson resulted in the awarding of large values for monetary damages. For example, in February 2020, a New Jersey jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $750 in monetary damages to four women who received a diagnosis for ovarian cancer. The attorneys representing the four women made the connection between using the talcum powder sold by Johnson & Johnson and the development of ovarian cancer symptoms.
How much are settlements for talcum powder? Was the more than $750 million awarded in monetary damages to the four New Jersey women indicative of the value of other talcum powder settlements? With many more cases still in litigation, it appears the large settlements and legal judgments should continue to cause Johnson & Johnson acute financial distress. The company has threatened to file for bankruptcy, but the federal government as of April 2022 has not given the green light for the company to seek financial relief through the bankruptcy process.
If you have received a diagnosis for ovarian cancer or any type of cancer for that matter, and you used one of the talcum powder products manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, you should contact one of the product liability lawyers at Morgan & Morgan. One of our attorneys helps you gather and organize the evidence you need to submit a persuasive civil lawsuit. The team of product liability litigators from Morgan & Morgan also know how to negotiate a favorable settlement, which helps you avoid participating in a costly and time-consuming civil trial.
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