What legal case against Johnson & Johnson means for you

On Behalf of | Jun 16, 2018 | talcum powder

Louisiana readers may be aware of the connections between the use of certain types of talc powders and the development of cancer. A recent successful lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson for the diagnosis of an asbestos-related cancer could lead to more lawsuits filed by individuals suffering from the same diagnosis.

This recent claim stated the claimant was suffering from cancer specifically because of long-term use of Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder. Because this is a popular and widely used product across the country, the successful verdict could signal that others could take the same course of legal action in the near future.

Litigation against popular product manufacturer

Johnson & Johnson has been a popular supplier for various types of baby products and other types of body products for a long time. The brand is a household name, and many consumers trusted the safety of the company’s products only to develop serious types of cancer after continued exposure to the product. You may find the following facts interesting:

  • There are currently 6,000 legal claims pending against the company for a connection between the Shower To Shower bath product and the development of ovarian cancer.
  • The claimant in the recent lawsuit was awarded $117 million because he had a specific type of cancer only connected with asbestos exposure.
  • During the litigation trial, the plaintiff’s team presented evidence that baby powder from the company had a contamination of asbestos.
  • The company denies any wrongdoing and denies there is any hazardous material in its baby powder.

The successful claimant says he developed mesothelioma after using the baby powder every day since he was born in 1972. Mesothelioma is a particularly dangerous and grave cancer diagnosis, and it’s only known cause is exposure to asbestos.

Your rights as a victim 

If you believe you and your family are suffering because of cancer caused by prolonged use of talc or another consumer product, you have rights. You may find it beneficial to explore the legal options available to you, which may include the possibility of filing a civil claim against the liable party.

As an innocent victim of a dangerous or hazardous consumer product, you do not have to suffer alone. A complete evaluation of your potential case can help you understand the most appropriate course of action for you and how you can take specific steps to secure the rightful recovery you and your family deserve.