Yet another attempt by Johnson & Johnson to file for bankruptcy won’t resolve the talc-related claims made by victims.
Andy Birchfield, principal and Mass Torts section head at Beasley Allen, has been working tirelessly to obtain justice for women affected by J&J’s talc products associated with contamination.
In a recent publication by Bloomberg Law, Birchfield shared how, during his many years of fighting against defective products to safeguard consumers, he has never felt a responsibility as strong as the one he holds now for the thousands of women who are suffering from ovarian cancer and mesothelioma due to the use of these products.
“I feel a heavy responsibility for the thousands of women suffering from ovarian cancer and mesothelioma due to Johnson & Johnson’s tainted talc products,” Birchfield told Bloomberg Law. “Their pain and suffering is immeasurable.”
Studies link talc use to diseases with evidence of asbestos in talc. J&J, a multinational corporation, failed to provide fair compensation and used the Texas Two-Step bankruptcy strategy, which would have been detrimental to both victims and shareholders. It would have resulted in victims being denied their rightful day in court and forced to accept unfair compensation.
J&J attempted to use the bankruptcy system to halt the multi-district litigation process. They expected people with cancer to accept a low compensation offer but underestimated their resolve. Beasley Allen remains committed to seeking justice for the wronged, but J&J seems unwilling to negotiate in good faith as long as it has the threat of bankruptcy at its disposal.
Birchfield emphasized the importance of standing firm to challenge corporations prioritizing profits over people.