When you’re diagnosed with a deadly illness, the last thing you want to do is fight a large corporation that has seemingly endless resources. But sometimes, people who have been hurt have little choice.
That’s when they come to us.
The attorneys at Simon Greenstone Panatier have been fighting against corporate goliaths, such as Johnson & Johnson (J&J), in asbestos cases related to its talcum powder products, including Johnson’s Baby Powder.
And our record against the company speaks for itself.
In fact, the Daily Journal, a law publication in California, has named Simon Greenstone Panatier’s $40 million talc verdict* against J&J among the 2019 Top Verdicts in California. In September 2019, a California jury found that asbestos-tainted talc in Johnson’s Baby Powder caused 71-year-old Nancy Cabibi’s mesothelioma, an incurable form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure.
“Once people are diagnosed with an illness, they are stunned to find out how willfully negligent corporations can be with their customers or employees,” said David Greenstone, a name partner of Simon Greenstone Panatier and lead attorney for Nancy Cabibi. Firm attorneys Stuart Purdy and Marissa Langhoff also worked on the case.
“We were happy that we could help Nancy and her husband hold a company such as J&J accountable for its actions. When you’re fighting for your life, that’s the kind of thing that matters.”
Our fight against J&J, and other companies like it, goes far beyond this one case. In 2018, we obtained a significant victory of $25.75 million on behalf of an Oregon woman who was diagnosed with mesothelioma after years of using Johnson’s Baby Powder.
And in 2020, in another one of our cases, Chris Panatier represented one of four plaintiffs to whom a New Jersey jury awarded $750 million in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about cancer-causing asbestos in talc products.
If you or your loved one has been the victim of asbestos exposure from talc products and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, please contact us.
* In Cabibi, the California court later reduced the jury’s $40 million verdict to $17.5 million, based on its interpretation of California law.