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Johnson & Johnson Sets Aside $3.9 Billion for Talcum Powder Settlements

Riddle Brantley LLP   |  March 1, 2021   |  

Talcum powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson has set aside $3.9 billion for potential settlements of lawsuits alleging that the company’s talc-based baby powder caused cancer. The development was first reported in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The amounts is almost double the amount J&J set aside for legal expenses related to the litigation in 2020.

Johnson & Johnson Sets Aside 3.9 Billion for Potential Baby Powder Cancer Lawsuit Settlements - Riddle & Brantley (1)IMPORTANT: If you’ve been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, or mesothelioma after using Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower powder, you may be entitled to compensation. Call 1-800-525-7111 today for a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced baby powder cancer lawyer.

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Baby Powder Cancer Lawsuits

In the filing, Johnson & Johnson revealed it is facing more than 25,000 baby powder cancer lawsuits. Plaintiffs in these cases have alleged that J&J baby powder is contaminated with asbestos, and has caused ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, and mesothelioma.

Recent Talcum Powder Lawsuit Judgments

In one recent case, the Missouri Court of Appeals upheld a verdict against Johnson & Johnson, but reduced damages from $4.69 billion to $2.12 billion. Johnson & Johnson has appealed the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In 2019, a jury in New Jersey ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $25.9 million to a plaintiff who alleged that the company’s talcum powder caused her mesothelioma. A separate court in Los Angeles awarded $21.7 million in another talc-based baby powder cancer lawsuit in the same year.

Potential Settlements

In late 2020, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay roughly $100 million to settle more than 1,000 talcum powder lawsuits. Legal analysts anticipate that more significant baby powder cancer settlements may be on the horizon, potentially costing the company billions of dollars.

Johnson & Johnson continues to deny wrongdoing and insists its talcum powder is safe. However, in 2019, the company issued a recall of talc-based baby powder after testing found asbestos in the talcum powder. In 2020, J&J announced that it would stop selling talc-based products in North America, citing “misinformation around the safety of the product and a constant barrage of litigation advertising.”

Do You Have a Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cancer Claim?

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits - Riddle & BrantleyIf you’ve suffered from cancer after using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. For a FREE consultation with an experienced talcum powder cancer lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the convenient form below.

There is no obligation and we don’t get paid unless we do. There are no attorney fees unless our baby powder lawsuit attorneys recover compensation for you.

You may qualify for a Johnson & Johnson baby powder cancer claim if you meet the following criteria:

  • Must have used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower talcum powder for 4+ years continuously in the general area
  • Must be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, or endometrial ovarian cancer
  • Must have been diagnosed in 2009 or later
  • Must have used talcum powder before menopause

Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim.

In the last 20 years alone, our firm has recovered more than $600 million in compensation for victims of injury (see disclaimer below). We would love to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

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