Jury Awards More than $70 Million to Woman that Developed Ovarian Cancer Following Talcum Powder Use
On Friday, 10/28, a jury in St. Louis awarded more than $70 million in damages to a California woman that developed ovarian cancer following years of regular talcum powder use. The plaintiff was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012, and has been fighting this dangerous and aggressive form of cancer ever since.
This is the 3rd verdict that a jury has found in favor of the plaintiff and concluded that Johnson & Johnson failed to warn women about the serious potential health risks of their talcum powder products.
Thus far in 2016, Johnson & Johnson has awarded nearly $200 million in total damages to women that have been harmed as a result of regular talc use.
Studies show that regular use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes can substantially increase a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson, manufacturer of talcum powder products including Johnson’s Baby® and Shower-to-Shower®, failed to warn women of this potentially serious health risk. Now, thousands of women have come forward to seek compensation.
Below is a brief timeline of these major trials:
- February 2016: Louis jury awards $72 million in damages to the family of a women who died of ovarian cancer in 2015.
- May 2016: Jury orders J&J to pay $55 million in damages to woman that developed ovarian cancer following regular talc use.
- October 2016: California woman receives more than $70 million in damages from St. Louis jury that found J&J failed to warn about talcum powder risks.
Thousands of women have pending lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson alleging that they developed ovarian cancer as a result of regular use of talcum powder on the genital area.
If you or a loved one regularly used talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes and were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, there may be a correlation. Contact Morelli Law today to find out how we may be able to help.
Call the caring lawyers at Morelli Law today at 877-751-9800 to receive a FREE, confidential and no-obligation consultation with one of the experienced Product Liability Attorneys. We will investigate your situation at no cost to you. If your cancer diagnosis was the result of regular talcum powder use, Morelli Law will fight to protect your rights.
If we take your case, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front. In fact, you will never pay an attorney’s fee until we recover for you.