NY Jury Awards $325 Million in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

$325 Million Award Against Johnson & Johnson

A woman and her husband were awarded $325 million by a New York jury in their talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. Sizable verdicts such as this one could encourage defendants to seek global resolution of the talc litigation.

A Sea of Lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson has been besieged by lawsuits across the country. Plaintiffs have filed more than 14,000 of them against the company. They claim they developed cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder as well as its Shower-to-Shower products.

Plaintiffs assert these products cause ovarian cancer and mesothelioma, which is a form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. The plaintiffs in the New York case alleged the woman developed mesothelioma after using J&J talc-based products for more than 60 years.

Questionable Denials

J&J continues to deny that its talc-based products cause cancer and are appealing the verdict. They say the products have never contained asbestos and are completely safe to use. However, internal documents indicate the opposite. These documents suggest the company knew as far back as the 1950s that their products were tainted with the deadly mineral.

Contact Baron & Budd

Please contact Baron & Budd if you or a loved one developed cancer after the use of a talcum-based product manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. We will provide you with a free consultation and let you know if we may be able to help you obtain substantial compensation. Contact us online or call 866-723-1890 to learn more about your potential legal options.

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