Johnson & Johnson’s Reputation Takes a Hit Due to Talc Lawsuits

The multi-million dollar lawsuits recently filed against Johnson & Johnson is not only affecting the pharmaceutical giant’s bottom line, but its reputation as well. After losing a $55 million judgment in a talcum powder lawsuit, the company is also losing in the court of public opinion.

A Downhill Slide

Money magazine recently reported that, according to research group BrandIndex, consumers’ perception of Johnson & Johnson is at its lowest point since 2013. According to BrandIndex, that perception level has dropped substantially since February, when the company was ordered to pay the family of a woman who passed away due to ovarian cancer $72 million. The plaintiffs in the case argued that the woman’s cancer was caused by the use of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder.

Just a few weeks later, the company lost a $55 million lawsuit filed by a Missouri woman who claimed Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder caused here ovarian cancer as well.

BrandIndex, according to the article, uses a metric known as the “Buzz Index” that measures both the negative and positive sentiment of consumers toward a company. In addition, the analysts found that fewer people are planning to buy Johnson & Johnson products. BrandIndex reported that 46 percent of people would buy something from Johnson & Johnson versus a similar product from another company. That number was 52 percent last year.

Stand Up for Your Rights

You may be able to file a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson if you used the company’s baby powder product and were later diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Many women used this powder for decades, not knowing they may have been putting themselves at risk. To learn more about your potential legal options, please complete our contact form to contact us online or call us at 866-747-1424.

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