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Johnson & Johnson to Pay Over $100 Million in Talcum Powder Settlement

Riddle Brantley LLP   |  October 6, 2020   |  

Johnson & Johnson has settled roughly 1,000 cancer claims related to its talc-based baby powder products for more than $100,000,000. The talcum powder settlement is the first to resolve a large volume of claims at once, as Johnson & Johnson still faces roughly 20,000 lawsuits alleging that its talcum powder causes cancer.

IMPORTANT: If you believe your ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, or mesothelioma was caused by potentially asbestos-contaminated Johnson & Johnson baby powder, please call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE case review.

Johnson & Johnson 100 Million Dollar Talcum Powder Settlement - Riddle & BrantleyThe company does not admit wrongdoing as part of the talcum powder settlement, and in a statement Johnson & Johnson continues to defend the safety of its product.

“The scientific evidence by medical experts around the world shows that our talc is safe and does not cause cancer,” said a spokesperson for Johnson & Johnson in an interview with Forbes.

Thousands of plaintiffs dispute that assessment, however. Lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson over the last several years allege, in particular, that certain Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products are contaminated with asbestos and cause ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, and mesothelioma.

Asbestos-Related Talcum Powder Recalls

Although Johnson & Johnson has said that its talcum powder does not contain asbestos, the company actually recalled thousands of baby powder products in 2019 after trace amounts of asbestos were discovered. The FDA also claimed to have found asbestos in the company’s talcum powder.

Prior to the FDA’s discovery of asbestos in Johnson & Johnson baby powder, the company’s CEO, Alex Gorsky, was adamant: “We unequivocally believe that our talc and our baby powder does not contain asbestos.”

The company stopped selling talcum powder products in North America in May 2019, in part due to ongoing baby powder cancer lawsuits. In another related talcum powder settlement, the German manufacturer BASF recently settled similar claims related to potentially asbestos-contaminated talcum powder for nearly $75 million in 2020.

Baby Powder Cancer Claim - File Today - Riddle & Brantley Talcum Powder Cancer LawyersIf you’ve been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, or mesothelioma after using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder, please call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.

The consultation is free and you won’t pay a dime in attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you. There is no obligation.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 today to consult with an experienced talcum powder cancer lawyer. We will evaluate your claim, determine your eligibility, and if you decide to hire us, we will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.

“I would not have won my case without help from my team at Riddle & Brantley … I am forever grateful.”

John S., Riddle & Brantley client

Why Riddle & Brantley for Your Talcum Powder Claim or Lawsuit?

Riddle & Brantley has been fighting to hold potentially negligent manufacturers responsible for allegedly dangerous products since 1985. Our talcum powder cancer lawyers are led by Gene Riddle, an attorney who has been recognized for his experience and results by such prestigious organizations as Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, and Super Lawyers. He is also the recipient of the 2014 Litigator Award and maintains the AV Preeminent ranking from Martindale-Hubbell, the organization’s highest rating for an attorney (see disclaimer below).

In more than three decade serving victims of dangerous products, our baby powder cancer lawyers have secured millions of dollars in compensation for our deserving clients (see disclaimer below).

In another recent asbestos-related case, we secured $850,000 for a deceased client’s surviving family (see disclaimer below).

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

Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a talcum powder cancer lawyer concerning your potential baby powder cancer claim or lawsuit, please call 1-800-525-7111.

The consultation is free, and there are never any upfront costs or attorney fees unless our talcum powder lawyers recover compensation for you and your loved ones.

Justice Counts for those who have been injured due to potentially dangerous products like Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder, and we would love to help however we can.

“Now is the time to have your claim investigated. We anticipate potentially significant talcum powder settlements on the horizon.”

Gene Riddle, talcum powder cancer lawyer, Riddle & Brantley

Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim. You deserve justice and you may be entitled to significant compensation as part of a potential Johnson & Johnson talcum powder settlement.

 


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