Sixth Baby Powder Trial Currently Underway
The sixth case in the baby powder cancer litigation is currently underway in a Missouri court. This is the fifth case to be tried in Missouri state court and could be the next big plaintiff’s win in the litigation.
The plaintiff is a 61 year-old woman from Virginia named Lois Slemp who used Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and Shower-to-Shower products for over four decades before developing Stage III(c) ovarian cancer. Ms. Slemp’s trial was originally scheduled for later this year, but her trial was expedited due to her deteriorating health.
Due to the court expediting her trial setting, Ms. Slemp will hopefully see a resolution of her case. Unfortunately, many women who developed ovarian cancer from baby powder use succumbed to the disease before receiving their day in court with Johnson & Johnson (J&J).
This was the case in the first Missouri state court baby powder cancer trial, the second trial in the country. The plaintiff, Jackie Fox, died from ovarian cancer just months before her trial was set to begin. After a several week trial, a Missouri jury awarded her family $72 million in damages for J&J’s failure to warn women of the cancer risks associated with baby powder. This was the first of three baby powder verdicts favoring plaintiffs last year. The next trial, which concluded in early May, awarded the plaintiff $55 million damages. The final baby powder trial in 2016 ended in October, and the jury awarded the plaintiff $70 million.
Thousands of baby powder cancer lawsuits have been filed around the country and there are currently consolidated proceedings not only in Missouri, but in New Jersey, Delaware, and California.
Baby Powder Cancer Lawyers
If you or someone you love used J&J’s baby powder around the groin for feminine hygiene and developed ovarian cancer, you may be able to hold the company responsible. The experienced baby powder cancer lawyers at Blizzard Law PLLC have a track record of holding large companies responsible for manufacturing dangerous products. Call us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.