Talcum Powder Lawsuit Jury Finds Woman Developed Ovarian Cancer After Using Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder For Feminine Hygiene For Decades.
Talcum Powder Lawsuit News: After three hours of deliberation, a St. Louis jury on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $70 million to a California woman who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene for over 40 years. This is the third trial this year that Johnson & Johnson lost over claims that women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer after routinely applying Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower in the genital area on a routine basis. The talcum powder lawsuit trial argued that Johnson & Johnson was aware of numerous studies showing the risks of talcum powder and was negligent in its marketing.
This is the third talcum powder lawsuit verdict in favor of the women and their families who filed complaints after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In February, another St. Louis jury reached a verdict that awarded $72 million to the family of an Alabama woman who died after using Johnson & Johnson talcum powders for over 30 years. In May, a St. Louis jury awarded $55 million to a South Dakota woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer following years of genital talcum powder use.
“Once again, the jury considered all of the evidence presented at trial regarding the association between talcum powder and ovarian cancer and found that Johnson & Johnson should have warned consumers about the cancer risk,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, the founder of Southern Med Law, who is both an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist.
The attorneys at Southern Med Law continue to speak with women and their families from across the country regarding talcum powder cancer lawsuits. The firm urges women who believe they developed ovarian cancer due to using Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower or Baby Powder to contact one of the firm’s attorneys to discuss their legal rights and for a free talcum powder cancer lawsuit review. You can visit www.southernmedlaw.com and fill out a contact form or call 1-205-547-5525 today.
The 62-year-old California plaintiff, who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in 2012, accused Johnson & Johnson of “negligent conduct ” in manufacturing and marketing its talc product, according to her lawsuit. The $70 million award included $65 million in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson and $2.5 million in punitive damages against Imerys Talc America, a talc supplier and co-defendant in the lawsuit. After the three-week trial ended, Johnson & Johnson said it plans to appeal the verdict (Talcum Powder Case No. 1422-CC09012-01, Circuit Court, St. Louis City, Missouri) as it has the other two verdicts. (Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Case No. 1422-CC09012-01, Case No. 1422-CC09012-02, Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri)
Court records indicate that Johnson & Johnson is facing more than 1,800 talcum powder cancer lawsuits nationwide. Earlier this month, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation centralized 11 federally filed talcum powder cancer lawsuits for pretrial proceedings. This means any future talcum powder lawsuits filed in federal courts will be transferred to the U.S. District Court in New Jersey. Plaintiffs in these lawsuits maintain that more than 20 epidemiological studies conducted over the past four decades have shown a link between the development of ovarian cancer and long-term use of talcum powder in the genital area. The talcum powder lawsuits claim Johnson & Johnson knew about the studies but failed to adequately warn consumers about the cancer risks.
About Southern Med Law And Filing A Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit
Southern Med Law is led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist that is determined to stop the large manufacturers of personal health products and medical devices from injuring more women. Dr. Blaudeau and his legal staff at Southern Med Law are an experienced group of attorneys who possess a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions, especially those surrounding talcum powder and ovarian cancer. They are not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice. Southern Med Law represents clients from around the country and has successfully taken on such companies as Intuitive and Mirena. Southern Med Law is committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal representation that assures success.
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