Johnson & Johnson was cleared of liability for the alleged presence of asbestos in their talcum powder in a New Jersey federal court last Thursday. The case was filed by Rosalind Henry over allegations that the company’s contaminated talcum powder caused the plaintiff mesothelioma.
While the jury in New Brunswick returned a decision in favor of Johnson & Johnson, the company has lost multiple lawsuits regarding its talc products in recent years. Last July, 22 women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer were awarded equal shares of a $4.7 billion verdict due to asbestos contamination in the company’s talcum powder. This verdict, as well as other cases decided in favor of the plaintiffs, are under appeal.
Thousands more product liability cases across the US currently stand against J&J, all alleging links between its products and various types of cancer and that the company knew of and concealed these risks.
If you have been suffering health problems related to the use of a company’s products, you may qualify for compensation in a defective products lawsuit. No case is the same, so it is important to hire legal representation to assess the merits of your case and leverage them in a court of law. For a free consultation with an experienced talcum powder products liability lawyer, call today.