Mesothelioma victims are seeking justice from Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. The company is facing multiple lawsuits from individuals and families of those diagnosed with mesothelioma, a devastating cancer caused by asbestos exposure.
Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen, and heart. It is often caused by exposure to asbestos, a material commonly used in the manufacturing of products such as insulation, construction materials, and vehicle brakes. Asbestos fibers can become airborne when disturbed, making it an easy material to inhale and causing it to become a health hazard.
Johnson & Johnson has been accused of using asbestos in its products, including talcum powder, for decades. Victims and their families claim the company was aware of the health risks associated with asbestos but failed to warn consumers.
The cases against Johnson & Johnson have been growing since the first lawsuit was filed in 2018. Many of the cases allege that Johnson & Johnson’s talc products, which were used as baby powder, contained asbestos, leading to mesothelioma diagnoses.
The cases have been slow to move forward due to the complexity of the evidence needed to prove the link between talc and mesothelioma. Johnson & Johnson has repeatedly denied any culpability in the cases, arguing that the evidence does not support the claims of the victims and their families.
However, in July 2020, an appeals court in New Jersey ruled that Johnson & Johnson must face trial in two of the cases. This is a major win for the victims and their families, who have been fighting for justice for years.
The trials will be a major event for the victims and their families, who are hoping to receive compensation for the medical costs and other losses associated with their diagnoses. The trials will also be important for the public, as they will provide more clarity on the role of Johnson & Johnson in the asbestos-related illnesses of many Americans.
It is unclear when the trials will begin, but the victims and their families are determined to see justice served. It is hoped that the trials will provide closure for mesothelioma victims and their families, and that Johnson & Johnson will be held accountable for its role in the asbestos-related illnesses.