Johnson & Johnsons faces again a multi-billion dollar lawsuit over their baby products safety concerns!
In a recent lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, the largest baby product company was charged almost $8.9 billion due to their safety issues in the product. The lawsuit alleges that the company’s baby powder products contain asbestos, which is a well-known carcinogen and may lead to vibrant disease like cancer. But the company did not warn its consumers about the potential risks was what claimed by the other consumers of the product.
From the beginning of the company, Johnson & Johnson has faced many legal battles related to the safety of its products. During the period of 90s the company, was alleged in similar lawsuits and was liable to cover millions of dollars in compensation of the complaint. Recently, in 2019, the company reached a $117 million settlement related to allegations that its pelvic mesh products caused injuries to women. In addition, the company has also faced regulatory scrutiny over the safety of its medical devices.
According to reports, if the current proposal settlement gets approved, it will be one of the largest figures in history related to product liability claims. The settlement amount will be distributed among plaintiffs who have filed lawsuits against the Johnson & Johnson company. Nevertheless, the settlement does not imply that Johnson & Johnson admits liability or wrongdoing.
The lawsuit was filed by a group of women claiming that they developed ovarian cancer by using Johnsons & Johnson’s baby products. This led to a massive chaos among other consumers that the company did not adopt any step to solve potential harm.
The plaintiffs, in this case, are seeking $4.7 billion in damages bringing the total amount of damages sought by plaintiffs against Johnson & Johnson to almost $9 billion. Johnson & Johnson denied these allegations and stated that its products are safe and do not contain asbestos. However, the court of law did not get anything suffice able to trust their claim.
In 2020 also, the company stopped selling talcum powder in the United States and Canada, due to a decline in consumer demand. The controversy surrounding talcum powder has led many consumers to seek any alternative products there. One alternative that they introduced has gained popularity in recent years – the cornstarch-based powder. Many consumers prefer cornstarch-based powder because it is considered to be safer than talcum powder.
In conclusion, the lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson highlight the importance of consumer safety and the need for companies to thoroughly test their products before releasing them to the public. Another important thing is that consumers to be always aware of the potential risks associated with the products they use and make informed decisions when choosing which products to use.