Talcum Powder Class Action Lawsuit Update
Talcum Powder Class Action Lawsuit Update: Monday 5/2/2016
Monday marked a big turning point in the litigation against Johnson & Johnson and other talcum powder product manufacturers, as a Missouri court ordered the company to pay $55 Million in damages to a woman who filed a lawsuit claiming that their Johnson’s Baby Powder product caused her to develop ovarian cancer.
The verdict follows a similar ruling in February, which found the company at fault for the wrongful death of another woman who developed ovarian cancer after using their talcum powder products. The family of that woman was awarded $72 Million. J & J is appealing both rulings.
Talcum Powder Lawsuit Update
This verdict could have even deeper reaching implications to the case for two reasons. First, this case now marks two straight jury verdicts against J & J, meaning although they publicly claim they did no wrong and will be appealing these verdicts, as they now face thousands of new lawsuits, they may be much more likely to settle.
This particular case was also selected by the defense, meaning that they obviously must have felt pretty strongly about their case. The fact that they lost a case where they got to pick the plaintiff, doesn’t bode well for the company.
Petitions have been signed demanding that J & J release their clinical trials and findings. These, and over 1000 other lawsuits that have been filed, claim that the company has known for decades about the link between their talcum based products and ovarian cancer, yet have not disclosed their findings.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using Talcum Powder:
Our network of attorneys are currently investigating claims against J & J and other talcum powder product manufacturers. Following the recent talcum powder lawsuit update, if you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using one of these products, you may be entitled to compensation.
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