A nationwide class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson was filed in New Jersey on July 29. The Lead Plaintiffs allege that the company caused them to harm through its sunscreens, which contain carcinogens, including benzene. In the past, consumers have purchased J& J sunscreens based on the belief that they would prevent skin cancer. However, they had no idea that the chemicals in the sunscreens were carcinogenic.
The lawsuit is the result of numerous cases of the same product causing harm to consumers.
This company produces a variety of consumer products as well as medical devices and medications. Unfortunately, some of its products are defective or harmful. Some of these suits have been filed after a study suggested that talcum powder causes cancer in children and adults. Despite the high risk of developing cancer, the products are widely used.
In a class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, the lead plaintiff fights for the interests of the class as a whole. This means that the company must pay all plaintiffs the same amount of damages so that all people with the same problem can receive their fair share of compensation. The process takes a long time, but if the company fails to pay, consumers can be certain that they will receive a payout.
The jury awarded $110.5 million to a Missouri woman who developed ovarian cancer from using Shower to Shower talcum powder.
Last year, J& J paid more than $33 billion to most U.S. states and the District of Columbia for misrepresentation of the health risks caused by its products. In August 2017, a California jury awarded $417 million to a woman who had ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s Baby Powder. In October 2017, a federal judge ruled that the award was not enough.
Another successful lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson has been settled for about $72 million. The case was settled before the trial, and the jury awarded the family a total of $72 million in punitive damages. The plaintiff died of ovarian cancer before the trial began, and the jury found that the company’s products were negligent and caused her cancer. Its products are no longer safe, but the company continues to defend them against any claims they receive.
As of the time of this writing, the company is facing over three thousand lawsuits related to its talc products.
The company has reported a $450 billion market share and has a market value of $10 billion. As of July 2019, the company plans to split into two, with the pharmaceutical and medical divisions being separated. A recent talc trial is being settled, and the case will end in a settlement for nearly $40 billion.
A recent court decision in Missouri awarded a woman $110.5 million for her ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson baby powder and Shower to Shower talcum powder. It is unclear if the company will continue to settle more of these cases in the future, but the company has already agreed to pay more than four billion dollars for a total of 1,000 claims. If you are in a similar situation, it is important to act now.
The current settlement against Johnson & Johnson is only one of the many pending against the company.
It has been revealed that the company knew about the presence of asbestos in its talc-based products when it was still a relatively new product. The company has since admitted that it knew about the dangers and is now trying to avoid the lawsuits. In response to the massive volume of claims, the company has made several large settlements that are expected to total more than $4 billion.
While Johnson & Johnson is not required to settle the lawsuit, it is often a good idea for you to file a suit against the company if you believe that you have been injured by its products. You may also want to consider pursuing a wrongful death claim against the company, but it’s crucial to understand the potential ramifications of your actions. It is not uncommon to file a class action against a company that has been accused of a mass tort.