It began with a $72 million payout to a Missouri family in February of 2016. At the same time, there were more than 3,000 additional lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson across the country.
About a year later, another $110 million was awarded – same state, different plaintiff. Another lap around the calendar and a group of 22 women win their $4.7 billion suit concerning the same defective product – Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based powders.
Earlier this year, a California jury ordered them to shell out $29 million, and last month, a case had the consumer goods giant handing over at least $25 million in compensatory damages after the victim contracted “a rare asbestos-related cancer” by using Shower to Shower [...]