The case will be heard by Judge Ana Viscomi, who oversees all of the asbestos-related lawsuits being heard in the New Jersey, the home of Johnson & Johnson.
Mesothelioma is a rare and fatal form of cancer specifically caused by asbestos exposure. It is usually considered an occupational disease which afflicts workers exposed on the job. But Johnson & Johnson and other talcum sellers now face thousands of lawsuits which accuse the companies of selling talcum powder products contaminated with asbestos. Defendant companies targeted in the lawsuits have all argued against scientific tests that confirmed the presence of asbestos in their product decades ago. They have all also argued against their legal liability.
Talcum Powder Asbestos Lawsuits
Several talcum powder asbestos lawsuits have already been heard around the United States. Many juries have decided in favor of the plaintiffs. Many juries have agreed that the plaintiffs’ lives were cut tragically short through their use of asbestos-contaminated talcum powder products.
Asbestos in Talcum
Asbestos is a mineral frequently found in close proximity to talc deposits. This proximity is what has led to the contamination of the product, according to the plaintiffs’ petitions. Talcum safety has been a hot button issue for decades. A significant amount of evidence points to the notion that companies have been aware of talc’s risks, but have failed to report it, or else they have covered it up in order to keep selling talc. Talcum powder has also been linked with ovarian cancer in women who used it for years for feminine hygiene. Johnson & Johnson has lost several jury trials in talc powder ovarian cancer litigation, including verdicts for $55 million, $72 Million, $110 million, and $417 million; though corporate-friendly judges have overturned some of those verdicts (and in some cases the entire jury system along with it) following the standard appeals by J&J lawyers.
Talcum Powder Meosthelioma Lawyers
If you or someone you love has been sickened by asbestos exposure, whether at home or on the job, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries. Email our experienced lawyers for a free legal consultation, or call us direct at 713-522-5250. Our lawyers work nationwide, handling talcum powder cancer lawsuits and talcum mesothelioma cancer lawsuits in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
Talcum Powder Mesothelioma Trial in New Jersey
The last such trial, in Los Angeles last year, brought an $18 million verdict for the plaintiff. This one is expected to last three weeks.