Johnson & Johnson’s recent loss regarding asbestos related Cancer to their product, Talcum powder, has taken the “baby powder” litigation to a new level. A $117 Million verdict was entered against Johnson & Johnson for an asbestos related Cancer due to long-term use of the baby powder. The baby powder, at least according to the jury in that particular case, caused Cancer.
There are currently approximately 6,000 cases pending regarding baby powder and other products causing ovarian cancer. There are allegations that the baby powder was contaminated with asbestos. Asbestos is basically the principal cause of Mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a deadly form of Cancer which leaves its victims essentially suffocating to death with additional side effects.
Johnson & Johnson had $76.5 Billion in sales in 2017. The recent verdict is likely to lead to significant litigation.
If you or a family member suffer from Mesothelioma or Ovarian Cancer and have had long-term use of Johnson & Johnson products or Shower to Shower products, you may have a claim. Consumers are entitled to the safe and protected use of products on the market and certainly should not have Cancer as a result the utilization of baby powder. If you or a family member has suffered such unfortunate events and wish to investigate your claim, contact Attorney Rolf Patberg or Attorney Cynthia O’Donnell at the Patberg Law Firm at 412-232-3500 or e-mail Attorney Patberg at Rpatberg@patberglawfirm.com. Visit our website at www.patberglawfirm.com.