Satterley & Kelley PLLC
Know Your Rights. Call 800-655-2117For A Free Initial Consultation.

New information impacts cases against Johnson & Johnson

According to files that have been recently released, there is evidence that Johnson & Johnson executives knew that their brand's baby powder had asbestos in it. This may bolster the cases of Kentucky residents who have filed lawsuits against the company. It has long been established that there is a link between asbestos and mesothelioma. The information that was released gives some insight into how Johnson & Johnson has handled the problem.

For instance, there were efforts to cast doubt on research showing that the baby powder may not be safe. The company even lobbied to have the information kept a secret from the public. However, some within the company thought that the problem should be dealt with by having greater quality controls established or by discontinuing the product altogether. As there has been a lack of information made public, it has been difficult for plaintiffs to obtain favorable outcomes in their cases.

This may change now that there is evidence that the company knew about potential risks and failed to warn the public. There is also a greater chance that the company will offer settlements to those who bring legal action against it. Individuals who choose to take their cases to court may find that juries are more sympathetic to their plight because of the new information available.

People who have used or been exposed to products containing asbestos may have grounds for legal action against the manufacturers. An individual may be entitled to a financial award from a jury or a negotiated settlement to help pay for medical bills or other damages related to exposure to asbestos.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
You do not have to stand alone. Call 855-385-9532 to talk to a lawyer at Satterley & Kelley PLLC in Louisville.

Office Address

8700 Westport Road
Suite 202
Louisville, KY 40242

Toll Free: 800-655-2117
Phone: 502-785-8758
Fax: 502-814-5500
Louisville Law Office Map

Office Numbers

Email Us For A Response

Get Help Now

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy