$29 Million Dollar Verdict Issued in Latest J&J Talc Trial

Mar 18, 2019
  • A California woman diagnosed with mesothelioma was awarded a $29 million dollar verdict in her lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over their baby powder.

    Seven Losses

    The losses continue to stack up for Johnson & Jonson. According to a Bloomberg article, this is now the seventh loss the company has suffered in its litigation battle with consumers who claim their talc based products have caused them to develop mesothelioma and ovarian cancer.

    Significant Factors

    The jury, which was made up of five men and seven women, asked Johnson & Johnson to compensate the plaintiff Ms. Leavitt after they concluded that asbestos within the powder was a “substantial contributing factor” to her diagnosis. They also concluded that the company failed to warn its consumers of the hidden dangers of using their product.

    Internal Documents

    Ms. Leavitt’s representation used the internal documents brought to public attention through an investigative Reuters article to demonstrate that Johnson & Johnson were aware of asbestos within their talc products, but chose not to make the public aware. Johnson & Johnson stated that they are looking to file an appeal of the case.

    Injured as a Result of using Talc Products?

    If you or a loved one has been injured through the use of Johnson & Johnson talc-based products, contact our office at  to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our experienced attorneys. Please also visit our practice area page on talcum powder and ovarian cancer here for additional information.