Victims who have been diagnosed with a serious illness such as cancer after using Johnson & Johnson talc products are likely in for big and well-deserved legal wins in the near future. The news is based on recent reports that the pharmaceutical giant has set aside $3.9 billion for the litigation of talc cases in 2021, nearly double the amount the company dedicated to lawsuit resolution in 2020. I’ll tell you more about the cases below, and let you know how a New York talcum powder lawyer at Buttafuoco & Associates may be able to help your case.
Johnson & Johnson Facing over 25,000 Lawsuits
According to recent reports, J&J is currently facing over 25,000 lawsuits from claimants who say that asbestos found in the company’s talc products caused their cancer. This isn’t news to anyone who has been following these cases: ovarian and uterine cancer, as well as mesothelioma, a rare lung cancer, have been associated with the talc products for decades and new cases show no signs of slowing down. (For a full write up on the long history of these cases, read this recent blog post.)
During a recent mass litigation in Missouri, 22 women were awarded $2.12 billion after claiming that Johnson’s Baby Powder caused their ovarian cancer. In addition, there have been many additional settlements worth billions of dollars. Despite so many losses, and despite the fact that research dating to the 1970s showed that their products contained asbestos, Johnson & Johnson continues to insist that their products are safe. They finally pulled their baby powder from shelves in May of 2020, but people continue to be diagnosed with serious disease due to lifetimes of exposure to the toxins within them.
If you are suffering from a deadly disease because of J&J’s negligence, don’t hesitate to reach out to a talcum powder lawyer serving New York at Buttafuco & Associates. We can tell you more about your rights and suggest a path forward if you have a case.
Talc-Related Lawsuits Doubled Since 2020
According to the New York legal examiner, between 2020 and 2021, talc-related lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson from citizens in the U.S. and Canada increased 39 percent. In recent years, victims’ cases have been consolidated, which means that individual case details are still reviewed by lawyers but the cases are heard at once.
Mass litigations such as these are different from class action suits in that victims are able to recover significantly more compensation than they could in a class action suit. Depending on the severity of illness, victims qualify for differing tiers of compensation. These cases are also less stressful for plaintiffs to endure, as lawyers handle the individual details but the nature of mass litigation allows for quicker settlements and less hassle.
Buttafuoco & Associates has been using strategic mass litigation to fight for victims of unethical corporations for years. We are committed to handling the individual details of your case so that you receive the support you need and the maximum possible compensation in the shortest amount of time.
If you are suffering from cancer and believe it may have been caused by talcum powder use, get in touch with a New York talcum powder attorney at Buttafuoco & Associates as soon as possible.
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