Asbestos litigation has funded a generation of tort attorneys, and the Trial Chamber now sees talcum powder claims as its next payday. What could stand in the way is the Third Circuit Circuit Court of Appeals, which last week heard a dispute over whether Talk claims against J&J can be dealt with within the bankruptcy law rather than with jackpot claims.
The talk trial dates back to 2013, when women started saying baby powder made them sick. Up until 2017, they claimed that asbestos-contaminated talc caused ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. Science hasn’t backed them, but that hasn’t stopped a tsunami of about 40,000 personal injury claims against J&J and its subsidiaries.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-lawyers-love-jackpot-talc-litigation-johnson-and-johnson-talcum-powder-lawsuits-tort-lawyers-11663965125 Why Lawyers Love Jackpot Talc Litigation