Stuart Goldenberg: 'Juries are furious with Johnson & Johnson, and they’re letting them know it.'

Local attorney leading a lawsuit against J&J reacts to reports that the company hid knowledge of carcinogens in their products

Paul and Jordana
December 17, 2018 - 6:19 pm

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Local attorney Stuart Goldenberg is representing a number of women in a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson alleging that the company’s products contained carcinogens which resulted in ovarian cancer. Friday, Reuters reported that not only did Johnson & Johnson know about the problem, but that they’ve known for decades.

“What we have learned is that there was asbestos in the talc,” Goldenberg told Paul and Jordana, “We had studies that showed that there was a link between talc and ovarian cancer. We just really weren’t sure why.”

Goldenberg alleges that Johnson & Johnson tested their products, but hid the results.

“The big cover-up is how they were testing the talc,” he said, “And they were doing it in a way where it was keeping the results from the FDA and from all of the other agencies. And that’s what we’re alleging in the trials is taking place.”

The lawsuit filed by Goldenberg’s clients is just one of a staggering number around the country.

“Unfortunately, it’s even worse than it sounds,” he said, “There are currently 8700 cases that are filed around the country right now with women who are claiming that they have been given ovarian cancer as a use of talc. And talc of course is in Johnson & Johnson baby powder and Shower-to-Shower.”

Some of those cases have already been adjudicated, and the results haven’t been good for the consumer goods manufacturing giant.

“We’ve now had seven trials,” Goldenberg told Paul and Jordana, “Of those, the plaintiffs have won six and lost one, and the total amount of money that has been awarded during that period of time in those six trials for over 30 people has been $5 billion. Juries are furious with Johnson & Johnson, and they’re letting them know it.”

Goldenberg says if you’re someone who believes you were a victim in this case, you should contact a lawyer immediately, as there is still time to join the lawsuit.

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