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Kazan Law Wins a $18.8 Million Mesothelioma Verdict In Johnson & Johnson Talc Baby Powder Lawsuit

On July 18, 2023, a California Jury returned an award of $18.8 million to Emory Valadez who was diagnosed with mesothelioma after a lifetime of using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder. The Kazan Law attorneys proved to another jury that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum baby powder was contaminated with asbestos and that Johnson & Johnson worked to hide this from the public.

Valadez’s Story

This 24-year-old plaintiff is represented by Joe Satterley, Denyse Clancy and Michael Reid of Kazan Law and suffers from pericardial and plueral mesothelioma, which affects the lining of the heart and the lining of the lungs. When Emory was a baby, his mother used Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder talc on him every day, during diaper changes and after baths. Emory claimed that Johnson & Johnson knew that asbestos was present in its talc, before and during the years that he used Johnson’s baby powder. Johnson & Johnson failed to warn Emory, his mother and the public about talc and asbestos contained in its products.


Outstanding Trial Result

The verdict is an outstanding result under the most challenging circumstances. Johnson & Johnson twice stalled the trial of the case by filing fraudulent bankruptcies. Bankruptcy is meant for companies that cannot afford to pay their debts, but Johnson & Johnson is one of the most financially stable companies in the world and the appellate court determined it was wrong for them to use bankruptcy to stall mesothelioma lawsuits.

Emory’s case has received national coverage including from the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Reuters, NBC and the New York Post.

Emory Valadez was awarded $18.8 million with 100% fault allocated to Johnson & Johnson.


Reach Out to Our Experienced Mesothelioma Lawyers Today

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, get in touch with our experienced California mesothelioma lawyers here at Kazan Law. You can schedule a free review of your case by calling 888-887-1238 or filling out our online form so you can learn more about your case and the most appropriate legal options for you. Our mesothelioma lawyers have decades of experience handling mesothelioma cases and have secured billions of dollars in settlements or jury verdicts for our clients since 1974.

Kazan Law Wins $12 Million in Compensatory Damages Against J&J and Colgate in Talc Trial

Earlier this year, Denyse Clancy and Joseph D. Satterley, partners at Kazan Law, secured $12 million in compensatory damages on behalf of Patricia Schmitz in a jury trial against Johnson & Johnson and Colgate-Palmolive. Schmitz has mesothelioma, a rare type of cancer that only occurs after a person has been exposed to asbestos, and the California jury agreed that her disease was a result of using various products containing talc.

Recent revelations have brought to light the fact that various products containing talc also contained harmful asbestos, and that the companies manufacturing these products were aware of the danger but continued to market their products in spite of the risk to consumers. Some of the talc-containing products Ms. Schmitz used included Johnson & Johnson baby powder, Colgate’s Cashmere Bouquet, and Avon’s Night Magic.

This is the third consecutive victory for Kazan Law in litigation regarding talc products causing cancer. In 2018, Ms. Clancy and Mr. Satterley obtained a $117 million verdict against J&J in New Jersey, and they secured a $29.5 million verdict against the company in Alameda County, California.


Protecting Your Rights after a Talc-Related Injury

If a doctor has diagnosed you with mesothelioma and you have used products that contained talc in the past, there are certain steps you should take to protect your rights. Be sure to make a list of any products in the past that have contained talc and the approximate dates of use. Some products that have tested positive for asbestos include:

  • Blush
  • Eye shadow
  • Baby powder
  • Crayons

Next, call an attorney as soon as you can, and be sure not to accept any money from the manufacturer until you have had a chance to retain a lawyer to represent you.


Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Consultation with a Talc Litigation Attorney

Johnson & Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive, and other companies that put dangerous products on the market need to be held accountable for the harm they have caused consumers. If you have developed mesothelioma that you believe may be linked to the use of products containing talc, you should contact an experienced attorney immediately.

Since 1974, the lawyers of Kazan Law have been helping people hurt by asbestos exposure obtain compensation for their disease-related losses. To schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced talcum powder attorney, call our office today at 888-887-1238 or contact us online.

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