Johnson & Johnson Loses Another Trial (16,000 Lawsuits to Go)
Judge Rules Johnson & Johnson Must Pay $185 Million to Four Victims
Earlier this month, a New Jersey jury awarded $750 million to four plaintiffs, determining that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was responsible for the cancer (Mesothelioma) each plaintiff had developed, following their use of J&J’s talc-based products. Unfortunately, however, because of New Jersey law, the judge in this case was forced to reduce the staggering verdict to $185.5 million. Nevertheless, the message that there is enough evidence to support a finding that there is a link between asbestos-tainted talcum powder and cancer is clear.
After the trial, Christopher Placitella, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said, “The jury listened to all of the evidence and apparently determined there is a need for deterrence.”
Despite J&J being ordered to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to victims over the last several years, and more than 16,000 lawsuits still pending, millions of people still do not know about the dangers posed by using J&J’s talc-based products. Sadly, J&J has yet to acknowledge the danger in using its talc-based products and, as a result, it is continuing to put the health and safety of its millions of consumers at an unnecessary risk.
In fact, just a few months ago, J&J had to recall 33,000 bottles of baby powder because of potential toxic contamination.
We at The Yost Legal Group will continue to seek justice on behalf of people all over the country who have developed cancer after long-term use of Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma after having used Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products, you may have a case. Call the Yost Legal Group at 1-800-YOST-LAW for a free initial consultation. We will help you find the answers. There is no expense unless you recover.