Another Ovarian Cancer Victim Prevails in J&J Talcum Powder Verdict
On Monday, May 2, 2016, a Missouri jury awarded a woman $55 million for ovarian cancer that developed after using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products for feminine hygiene. Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was accused of not adequately warning consumers of the danger of talcum powder and the jury agreed. The plaintiff ultimately had to have a hysterectomy and other surgical procedures in order to battle her ovarian cancer diagnosis.
While J&J plans on appealing the verdict, the company is facing another 1,200 lawsuits concentrated in Missouri and New Jersey state courts also accusing the company of failure to warn. While J&J contests the link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder, multiple studies have shown a direct link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder, and now three separate juries have agreed.
The first ovarian cancer trial against J&J was in 2013, and while the jury did find J&J responsible for failing to warn consumers of risks that increased the likelihood of ovarian cancer, no damages were awarded.
The second trial, which also found J&J responsible for the plaintiff’s ovarian cancer, was decided in late February. While the plaintiff succumbed to her ovarian cancer before she could see J&J be held responsible, her family was awarded $72 million by the jury.
What Does This Mean For Ovarian Cancer Victims?
With so many baby powder ovarian cancer cases pending, victims across the country will soon have their day in court. The legal precedents established in these early cases will help other victims hold the company responsible.
Blizzard & Nabers: Talcum Powder Attorneys
Pharmaceutical companies like Johnson & Johnson are experienced at fighting lawsuits and have virtually unlimited resources with which to fight them, but the attorneys at Blizzard & Nabers have been successfully battling them for over 25 years. Representing victims from across the country, Blizzard & Nabers have helped thousands of individuals recover financial damages after being hurt by dangerous drugs and other consumer products.
If you used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and/or Shower-to-Shower Powder and developed ovarian cancer, you may have a legal claim to recover financial compensation for your injuries. The attorneys at Blizzard & Nabers work on a contingency fee basis, so you owe us nothing until we help you recover compensation. Call us today for a free consultation to discuss your legal options.