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A Brooklyn, New York woman prevailed against major corporation Johnson & Johnson after a New York State Judge ordered the company to pay her $120 million for cancer from asbestos exposure after using the company’s baby powder.
The $120 million payout is a reduction from the original $325 million jury award. The jury award served to compensate Donna Olson, 67, and her husband, Robert, for her injuries. The jurors awarded the Olson family after a 14-week trial in May 2019.
While Justice Gerald Lebovits of the New York Supreme Court in Manhattan upheld the jury’s liability finding. In his ruling, he noted that the damages were too high. Judge Lebovits gave the Olsons the option to accepts $120 million or have a new trial on damages.
The new figure for the Olson family includes the following damages:
- $15 million in compensatory damages
- $105 million in punitive damages
The Olsons were originally awarded $25 million for compensatory damages and $300 million in punitive damages.
Is Johnson & Johnson still fighting baby powder lawsuits?
In reaction to the NY Judge’s orders, Johnson & Johnson said that it will appeal the verdict citing “significant legal and evidentiary errors” at the trial. While the company may be looking to prevail through another appeal in the Olson case, they have also been settling baby powder lawsuits.
Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay over $100 million to settle 1,000 talcum powder lawsuits with women and families alleging the company’s talc-based body powder led to ovarian cancer. Filing a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson is the first step for those who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer to receive compensation for their illness.
You may file a talcum powder lawsuits if you were diagnosed with one of the following cancers after using a Johnson & Johnson product:
- Ovarian Cancer
- Fallopian Tube Cancer
Call a talcum powder lawsuit lawyer today to make sure your voice is heard and you get what Johnson & Johnson owes you and your family.
Should I file a Talcum Powder Lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson?
If you were diagnosed with ovarian cancer or fallopian tube and used Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder, yes you should file a talcum powder lawsuit. Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that their product was linked to ovarian cancer and did nothing to address it. This negligence makes the company liable for any medical bills and other damages you’ve faced. Women or families who have lost a close family member to ovarian cancer can file a claim by calling 800-359-5690.
Will I have to go to court if I file a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
Because the courts have consolidated many of these claims, it’s highly unlikely that you will need to make a court appearance. The Carlson Law Firm is representing clients on an individual basis—which means that the reward you receive will be based on the severity of your injuries.
Am I joining a class action if I file a Talcum powder lawsuit?
No. The Carlson Law Firm is handling talcum powder cases on an individual basis. Essentially, this means your lawyers will file a lawsuit on your behalf based on the merit of your injuries. As a result, if a judge rules in the plaintiffs’ favor or Johnson & Johnson agrees to a settlement, your compensation will be based on the severity of those injuries.
What will my lawyer need from me to file a talc lawsuit?
To file your talcum powder lawsuit, you will start by telling your story to one of our legal representatives. During your free consultation, you should feel comfortable asking questions. Next, your legal representative will begin the intake process to determine the severity of your injuries. Then, your lawyer will need your medical history. This is so we can build your case against Johnson & Johnson by connecting the dots between the science of talcum powder’s link to ovarian cancer and how its effects on you and your family.
Finally, we pride ourselves on keeping our clients updated on the status of their case.
How long will it take to get paid from a talcum powder lawsuit?
It is difficult to give an exact timeline when these cases will resolve and pay compensation to the victims. However, Johnson & Johnson has begun signaling that it is ready to end these claims through settlement negotiations. Because of the extensive and complex legal work involved, your lawsuit may take a while. If you or a close family member are undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer, call a Talcum Powder Lawsuit lawyer.
Do I need a lawyer to file a talc claim?
It is in your best interest to contact a lawyer to begin your talc lawsuit. These are incredibly difficult cases that will require a significant amount of knowledge, time and resources. Hiring a qualified lawyer is crucial to giving you the best chance at recovering from an ovarian cancer lawsuit.
How much does a talcum powder lawsuit lawyer cost?
The victims’ lawyer you want on your team will not charge upfront fees to begin your claim against Johnson & Johnson. In fact, we will only collect a percentage of what you receive if Johnson & Johnson settles or you win an award in court.
How much will I get paid for a baby powder lawsuit?
Over the years, juries have awarded billions of dollars to women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer as a result of using Johnson & Johnson baby powder. Award amounts have ranged from $55 million to a $4.69 billion-dollar judgment. Further, the company has also opted to settle in several cases.
Do you need help filing a talc claim?
The Carlson Law Firm is ready to provide assistance to those who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer as a result of using Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder. Our firm employs some of the leading mass torts attorneys in the country. In addition, a team of in-house nurses and legal assistants back our attorneys. Further, our lawyers will work tirelessly to ensure we tell your story with the detail your lawsuit deserves.
How can I contact a Baby Powder Lawsuit Lawyer?
If you were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer or mesothelioma after using Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder, call a qualified baby powder lawyer at 800-359-5690 or fill out a contact form to schedule a free consultation. The Carlson Law Firm is accepting clients nationwide.
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The Carlson Law Firm is a national injury law firm dedicated to helping victims assert their rights against industry titans. If you were diagnosed with ovarian cancer as a result of using Johnson & Johnson, contact The Carlson Law Firm to schedule your free consultation.