April 2, 2019 — Johnson & Johnson has paid 3 confidential settlements to women who developed mesothelioma after using baby powder that was contaminated with asbestos.

One of the settlements ended a trial in Oklahoma while the jury was deliberating. Another settlement ended a trial in California that had just begun. The third settlement prevented a case in New York from going to trial in the upcoming weeks, according to Law360.

The settlements may be a sign that attorneys for J&J are attempting to keep cases out of the courtroom when there is a potential risk of multi-million or billion-dollar jury verdicts.

The company may be targeting specific cases for a pre-trial resolution to avoid trials that pose the biggest risks.

For example, last year a jury in St. Louis, Missouri resulted in a $4.69 billion verdict in favor of 22 women who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s Baby Powder and other talcum powder products manufactured by J&J.

The problem may also be related to damaging evidence that has emerged in trials. Internal documents from J&J appeared to show that the company had found asbestos in its talcum powder products decades ago, and tried to keep the issue quiet.

J&J stock plummeted after those reports, falling 17%, and resulting in a $40 billion drop in the company’s market value.

About 13,000 lawsuits have been filed by people who developed mesothelioma or ovarian cancer after using J&J’s talcum powder products.

Need a Talcum Powder Lawyer in Texas?

Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged.

Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”

The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our law firm for a free case review.

Meet Your Attorney

Collen A. Clark

Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged.

“Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”

To contact Collen, please fill out the contact form below:

Free Confidential Case Evaluation

Verified 100% Secure SiteTo contact us for a free review of your potential case, please fill out the form below or call us toll free 24 hrs/day by dialing: (866) 879-3040.
*
*
*