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BASF Talcum Powder Lawsuit Settlement Totals $72.5 Million

Riddle Brantley LLP   |  September 25, 2020   |  

German chemical manufacturing company BASF SE has agreed to a class-action settlement of $72.5 million in response to claims that its talc contained asbestos, and caused lung damage and cancer in consumers who used its products. The BASF talc lawsuit settlement comes as talcum powder cancer lawsuits pile up against Johnson & Johnson, alleging the company’s talc-based baby powder causes cancer.

Asbestos-contaminated talc has been the subject of ongoing talcum powder lawsuits. These lawsuits have been brought against potentially negligent companies by consumers who have suffered injuries ranging from lung damage to cancer like ovarian cancer and mesothelioma.

BASF Talcum Powder Lawsuit Settlement - Riddle & BrantleyDespite the BASF talc settlement, BASF claims no wrongdoing in their practices and maintains that the claims brought against the company are false.

Nevertheless, increasing evidence ties the manufacturing and selling of potentially asbestos-contaminated talc by companies like BASF and Johnson & Johnson to a host of consumer injuries, including mesothelioma and cancer. Legal analysts anticipate potential future talcum powder settlements may be significant.

Have you used Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder and been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, or mesothelioma?

Victims deserve justice and may be entitled to compensation.

If you or a loved one has used Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder and developed ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, or mesothelioma, call the talcum powder lawyers at Riddle and Brantley at 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE consultation to find out if you may qualify for a talc lawsuit.  

BASF Talcum Powder Lawsuit Settlement Sets the Stage for Claims Against Johnson & Johnson 

As of September 2020, popular baby powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson faces more than 19,000 lawsuits related to its manufacturing and sales of potentially asbestos-contaminated talcum powder products.

As in the BASF talc lawsuits, these lawsuits allege that plaintiffs’ exposure to Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based baby powder caused cancer, including ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, and mesothelioma.

On October 19, 2019, a voluntary recall of Johnson & Johnson baby powder was announced by the FDA. The FDA revealed that certain Johnson & Johnson baby powder was found to contain asbestos contamination, and warned consumers of the risk of cancer associated with asbestos exposure.

Other Talc Lawsuit Verdicts & Settlements

A few months prior to the BASF talc settlement, an appellate court in Missouri awarded $2.1 billion in damages to a group of women who filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson for injuries allegedly sustained due to use of their popular talc-based baby powders.

The BASF talc lawsuit settlement sets a further precedent for accountability by manufacturers of talc-based products for cancers potentially suffered as a result of exposure to asbestos-contaminated baby powder.

Do You Have a Talcum Powder Cancer Claim?

If you or a loved one have developed cancer after using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder, you may qualify for a talcum powder cancer claim.

Baby Powder Lawsuits Against Johnson & Johnson - Riddle & BrantleyFor a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced talcum powder lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim.

There is no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.

Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your potential talcum powder cancer claim.

Consumers who may have been injured by potentially asbestos-contaminated talcum powder continue to come forward, and at Riddle & Brantley, we are committed to making sure everyone receives the justice and compensation they deserve.

How Can I File a Talcum Powder Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson?

In the wake of the BASF talc lawsuit settlement and the voluntary recall of Johnson & Johnson baby powder in 2019, experts continue to examine a potential link between the use of talc-based Johnson & Johnson products and the development of serious cancers.

The 2019 recall was issued due to the discovery of asbestos contamination in Johnson & Johnson’s popular talc-based baby powders. Asbestos contamination like that discovered in certain talcum powders has been shown to put people at risk for a variety of serious and life-threatening cancers including:

If you’ve used Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder and developed ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, or mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. Call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE consultation.

You may qualify for a baby powder lawsuit if you were not at risk for cancer prior to using a talc-based product and you later developed cancer, especially mesothelioma or ovarian cancers.

You may be able to file a lawsuit if you:

  • Used Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products in the affected areas for 4 years or more
  • Were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer or mesothelioma in 2009 or later
  • Used talc products prior to menopause and later developed ovarian cancer

Manufacturers of talc-based products have allegedly known about the risk of asbestos contamination in their products since the 1970s and have nevertheless continued to manufacture and sell these potentially harmful products to consumers.

As a result, thousands of consumers may have suffered cancer as a result.

If you’ve been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, or mesothelioma after exposure to Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder, call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.

You may qualify for a talcum powder cancer lawsuit and you deserve justice.

Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your baby powder cancer claim.

“This settlement changed me and my family’s lives.”

Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client

Affordable Talcum Powder Cancer Lawyers - Riddle & Brantley (1)At Riddle & Brantley, our baby powder cancer lawyers have nearly 200 years in combined legal experience. Since 1985, we’ve fought tirelessly to help hold potentially negligent companies like Johnson & Johnson accountable.

If you’ve suffered from cancer after using Johnson & Johnson baby powder, don’t wait — the longer you wait to contact an attorney, the harder it may be to win your case and recover the compensation you deserve.

Call 1-800-525-7111 today to speak with an experienced talcum powder cancer lawyer today. The consultation is FREE and there is no obligation. 

As always, you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.

Justice Counts for those injured due to potential negligence by consumer product manufacturers. Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s see how we can help.