Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Verdict Of $110 Million Is Largest Jury Award To Date


Jury In Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Trial Finds For Woman Who Developed Ovarian Cancer After Genital Use Of Johnson Talc Products and Awards $110 Million

johsnons-baby-powder-ovarian-cancer-lawsuit-lawyerAnother St. Louis jury hearing a talcum powder cancer lawsuit case has found J&J’s Baby Powder the cause of a woman’s development of ovaian cancer. This is the largest verdict given to date and fourth talcum powder cancer lawsuit loss for Johnson & Johnson. This latest verdict came Thursday, when a Missouri state court awarded $110 million to a Virginia woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products for over 40 years. The first three trials in the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court in St. Louis, juries found in favor for the plaintiffs. In 2016, jurors awarded a total of $197 million to plaintiffs in three separate talcum powder cancer trials.

The trial for the 62-year-old woman began April 10 and jury deliberations began Wednesday afternoon. According to the woman’s complaint, the talcum powder allegedly led to her ovarian cancer diagnosis in 2012. The cancer has now spread to her liver, the complaint said. The trial was advanced because of her deteriorating health. (Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Case No. 1422-CC09326-01, Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri)

“This is a resounding victory for the plaintiff who, unfortunately, is still suffering from the devastating effects of ovarian cancer,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law, who is an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist.

The firm’s personal injury attorneys encourages women, or their families, who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have used Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower or Baby Powder for a prolonged use of time for feminine hygiene to contact Southern Med Law at 1-205-547-5525 to discuss their potential legal rights.

Thursday’s jury verdict included $5.4 million in compensatory damages and $105.4 million in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson (J&J). A $50,000 verdict was rendered against J&J’s talc supplier, Imerys Talc, which was a co-defendant in the case. J&J said in a statement released after the verdict that the company plans to appeal the jury verdict, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. J&J won a talcum powder cancer trial in the St. Louis circuit court in March.

The plaintiff’s complaint mirrors over 3,000 lawsuits filed against J&J on behalf of women and their survivors who allege that prolonged use of the company’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for feminine hygiene purposes cause ovarian cancer. The lawsuits allege J&J knew about the ovarian cancer risk associated with its products but failed to warn consumers.

The majority of the talcum powder cancer cases are filed in St. Louis where a jury awarded $72 million in February 2016 to the family of an Alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer in 2015. The trial was followed by one in May 2016 in which a South Dakota woman was awarded $55 million. In October, a California woman was awarded $70 million.

At the center of the lawsuits is talc, a soft mineral made up of magnesium, silicon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Talcum powder is a popular product with consumers because it reduces friction, absorbs moisture, helps prevent rashes, and keeps skin dry. According to the American Cancer Society, it has been suggested 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 Ovarian 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. 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.

Southern Med Law
François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire
2224 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: (205) 547-5525
Fax: (205) 547-5526
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