J&J Hit With $417 Million Verdict In Talcum Powder Lawsuit Trial In California


J&J Losses 5th Talcum Powder Lawsuit Trial And Ordered To Pay $417 Million To California Woman Who Developed Ovarian Cancer From J&J’s Talc Based Products.

Talcum Powder Lawsuit talcum-powder-lawsuit-side-effect-ovarian-cancer-20A California jury awarded the largest amount in a talcum powder lawsuit trial today. Ordering Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a California woman who developed ovarian cancer after years of using the company’s talcum powder products in her daily feminine hygiene routine. This is the 5th loss for Johnson & Johnson. The manufacturer of Johnson’s Baby powder and Shower to Shower have already been ordered to pay a combined total of $300 million ordered by 4 other juries after trials in Missouri. There are currently hundreds of talcum powder lawsuits pending litigation that all allege women developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower talc powder for feminine hygiene over a prolonged period of time.

Monday’s verdict ended a month-long trial in Superior Court in Los Angeles where over 300 talcum powder lawsuits are filed against Johnson & Johnson. The company faces over 3,000 talcum powder cancer lawsuits nationwide filed on behalf of women, or their survivors, who allege that the company failed to adequately warn that prolonged genital use of Shower to Shower and Baby Powder products can cause ovarian cancer.

“We are pleased that the jury delivered justice to the plaintiff, and our firm will continue to represent and advocate for women who used talcum powder products and are now suffering from ovarian cancer,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law, a noted attorney who is also a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist.

Southern Med Law’s attorneys continue to speak with women and their survivors across the country who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after prolonged use of Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower or Baby Powder products. If you believe you developed ovarian cancer after using Shower to Shower or Baby Powder, contact Southern Med Law today at 1-205-547-5525 today for a free talcum powder cancer lawsuit review or visit southernmedlaw.com and fill out a contact form.

The Los Angeles jury awarded $70 million in compensatory damages and $347 in punitive damages, according to a Reuters report. The 63-year-old California woman said she had used Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products in her daily feminine hygiene routine for over 50 years, including in 2007 when she received her cancer diagnosis. Johnson & Johnson said it would appeal the verdict. (Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit Case No. BC628228, consolidated in Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding 4872, Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles)

J&J has already appealed jury verdicts from talcum powder cancer trials held in the 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis. Prior to Monday’s verdict, the largest verdict in Missouri was $110 million awarded to a Virginia woman in May 2017. (Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Case No. 1422-CC09326-01) The next largest award in Missouri was $72 million in February 2016 to the family of an Alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer in 2015. (Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Case No. 1422-CC09012-01) In May 2016, another Missouri jury awarded $55 million to a South Carolina woman and a California woman was awarded $70 million in October. (Talcum Powder Lawsuit Case No. 1422-CC09012-02, Case No. 1422-CC09012-01)

Johnson & Johnson maintains that talc does not cause ovarian cancer. Plaintiffs disagree and include studies in their lawsuits that date back to the 1970s that suggest a link between ovarian cancer and routine use of talc in the genital area. The American Cancer Society suggests that ovarian cancer is developed when talc particles applied to the genital area travel through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes to the ovary.

About Southern Med Law And Filing A Talcum Powder 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. The legal staff at Southern Med Law is an experienced group of attorneys who possess a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal issue like those involved in talcum powder lawsuits. They are not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success.

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