A new jury verdict in St. Louis resulted in Johnson & Johnson being ordered to pay a South Dakota woman $55 million regarding the connection between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. This is the most recent verdict after another St. Louis jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million in February to the family of a woman who died after using the company’s baby powder and other talc-containing products.
As expected, spokespeople for Johnson & Johnson have said they plan to appeal the most recent jury verdict.
Dr. Daniel Cramer of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston testified in the case and said,
<blockquote cite=http://www.cbsnews.com/news/johnson-and-johnson-slammed-again-in-a-talcum-powder-lawsuit/>There have been about 20 epidemiologic studies suggesting an association. My advice has always been not to use talc on a regular basis in the genital area. And I haven't changed that opinion for 30 years.</blockquote>
The plaintiff in this case is 62-year-old woman, Gloria Ristesund, who claimed to use J&J baby powder for decades. In 2011, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. There are still thousands of cases regarding talc powder and the possible link to ovarian cancer.
At Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC, our product liability attorneys are well aware of the damages that may be caused by talc powder use. If you have developed ovarian cancer after using talc-containing powder for hygienic purposes, you may have the right to file a claim. We aim to protect the rights of victims who have suffered serious injuries or conditions as a result of a manufacturer’s oversight or negligence.
Call us today to discuss your potential claim and we can explain your rights and legal options moving forward. We offer free consultations so you don’t have to worry about expenses and you can still learn more about your case.