As more and more Talcum powder cancer lawsuits are growing, many people are wondering how to file a lawsuit.
Here’s what you need to know on filing Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuit in 2020:
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What products are involved in Talcum powder injury lawsuits?
At the current time the only products that are involved in talcum powder lawsuits are Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and Johnson & Johnson’s shower to shower.
Now, on May 19th 2020 Johnson & Johnson announced that it would discontinue the sales of its baby powder containing talc in the United States. I would suspect that that product is generally not available in the United States any longer.
In addition, in 2012 Johnson & Johnson sold Shower and Shower to Valeant Pharmaceuticals and in 2019 the last Shower to Shower with talc was distributed.
Since then in the Shower to Shower product it’s been cornstarch as the active ingredient. So since about February 2019, give or take depending upon the store inventory, all the Shower to Shower products now have cornstarch instead of talc as the active ingredient.
What are some examples of Talc verdicts from lawsuits?
Well, there’s been a number of lawsuits already. I think the first one was in February 2016. But the jury awarded the client 72 million including 62 million in punitive damages a few months later.
In May of 2016 the client was awarded 55 million dollars against Johnson & Johnson and then in November of 2016 California jury retained 70 million dollars for the client.
The following year in 2017 there was another award in Missouri of 110 million followed by in August of 2017 a 417 million dollar verdict.
And then there’s been other verdicts in April of 2018 to 37 million, in May of 2018 of 25 million, July of 2018 for 4.6 billion on behalf of 22 women where the court put 22 separate individual lawsuits in one trial. (The court’s reasoning was that a lot of the scientific backgrounds and general causation testimony really affected all 22 cases) a
In march 2019 there was a 30 million award and it’s been probably others as well. Over the years, certain talc cases have settled not too many but just before trial or just into trial certain cases have resolved certainly not enough and maybe that will be happening in the future. but we really don’t know that yet.
Should I talk to my doctor about my lawsuit and case?
You should definitely be talking to your doctor about your injury and any signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer or mesothelioma that you might be experiencing. You should be talking to your doctor about your diagnosis about your treatment.
It’s about anything that’s essential to your medical condition however you should not be talking to your doctor about the litigation you could be deemed to have waived your attorney-client privilege by making such disclosures and in that regard you should not be posting anything about your injuries or your lawsuit to any social media account.
For example, if you have a Facebook account you should not be posting anything to Facebook. Defendants are generally entitled to any relevant posts on your social media and you don’t want anything on your social media that’s going to affect your lawsuit so just don’t do it, don’t post social media.
Is my Talcum powder lawsuit confidential?
Everything you tell us about you and your case is confidential and it’s protected by the attorney-client privilege however once we file a lawsuit the lawsuit itself is a matter of public record.
Almost every courthouse somebody can go in and do searching and they could find the litigation, they could find the paperwork, but it’s unlikely that they’re going to find any medical records. Those aren’t going to be filed in the court record. But the fact that you are in litigation, if somebody wanted to go out and search the world’s records regarding you on the internet, theoretically they could do it. It’s a little difficult but it can be done.
How to file Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuit
What products are involved in talcum powder injury lawsuits?
- Shower to Shower – purchased from Johnson & Johnson by Valeant Pharmaceuticals
- Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder
Should I talk to my doctor about my lawsuit and case?
You should definitely talk to your doctor about your injury – about your use of talcum powder and any signs or symptoms of ovarian cancer or mesothelioma that you may be experiencing – as with any cancer diagnosis, time is of the essence and the earlier the diagnosis, the more treatment options will be available with the better likelihood of a better outcome.
You should not, however, talk to your doctor, of anyone other than your lawyers, about your lawsuit/case since those communications would likely be discoverable by the defendants in your case.
Is my talcum powder lawsuit confidential?
Everything you tell us is confidential and protected by attorney/client privilege. However, in the event that a lawsuit is filed on your behalf, the lawsuit will be a matter of public record.
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