In New York property liability cases like the talcum powder cases that are filed by people like you who may have developed mesothelioma and ovarian cancer after they used these products.

While there really isn’t any average settlement for ovarian cancer and mesothelioma talcum powder lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson has been resistant to settling these cases, which has forced the plaintiff to go to court.

In early 2019, Johnson & Johnson varied from this strategy and settled with four plaintiffs. The amounts the settlements weren’t revealed as is normal in such settlements. Settlements can and do come with confidentiality.

However, one of them involved a 77-year old woman in Oklahoma City who claimed Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder caused her to contract peritoneal mesothelioma. While the jury was deliberating, the attorneys for the plaintiff and defendant had a meeting and reached a settlement – but the details were not made public.

Additionally, in a Los Angeles, trial a 36-year old woman filed a suit against Johnson & Johnson after she’d been diagnosed with mesothelioma after using Johnson’s Baby Powder for the majority of her life. The case was settled but the amount again was not made public.

Were There Any Talcum Powder Settlements and/or Awards in 2019 for Mesothelioma?

Yes. In March of 2019, Johnson & Johnson was the defendant in more than 13,000 lawsuits throughout the United States. In these cases, the plaintiffs claimed that the company’s talcum-based products caused them to develop ovarian cancer and/or mesothelioma.

Talcum powder wins of note included, but weren’t limited to:

In 2019 a jury in California awarded a woman who as diagnosed with mesothelioma after using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder most of her life, $29 million.

Also in 2019, a woman who lived in Manhattan was awarded over $300 million in punitive and compensatory damages. She’d used Johnson’s Baby Powder regularly for most of her life.

Were There any Talcum Powder Settlements and/or Awards for Ovarian Cancer?

The first talcum powder case of talcum powder use and ovarian cancer was settled in 2018 in St. Louis. This was a mass tort claim with 22 ovarian cancer patients. The total verdict amounted to $4.7 billion in damages. All of the plaintiffs used either Johnson’s Baby Powder or Shower to Shower on their genital areas.

If you or a loved one has contracted ovarian cancer or mesothelioma after prolonged use of talcum powder, it’s not your time to stand up, be heard, and receive monetary compensation for your illness that you are suffering from due to the company’s negligence and greed.

The personal injury lawyers at The Falkowitz Law Firm in Long, Island, New York will do everything in their power to get you all the compensation you deserve for your ovarian cancer or mesothelioma. Call us today for a no-obligation case evaluation.