Recent Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer Verdicts
On July 12th, 2018, a St. Louis jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.69 billion in damages to 22 women and their families based on their use of baby powder and its link to ovarian cancer.
On August 21st, 2017, a Los Angeles jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a 52 year old woman that had used their baby powder on her genitals for more than 40 years and was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
On February 6th, 2020, a New Jersey jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $750 million in damages to 4 people who alleged their use of talcum powder caused a rare cancer.
Currently there are over 16,000 lawsuits pending in a single federal jurisdiction and hundreds more filed in state courts nationwide. While many of these lawsuits are in the various stages of litigation, many have already been decided in favor of injured plaintiffs. While not every case us ultimately successful, many of the cases where the companies are found to be liable come with incredibly high damage awards. In 2016, three separate juries awarded damages in the amounts of $72 million, $70 million, and $55 million to three different plaintiffs in talc cases. The following year a jury awarded $110 million to another woman who had suffered catastrophic health problems after using talcum powder.
Over 16,000 talcum powder lawsuits nationwide
The injuries are catastrophic and the verdicts nationwide speak volumes about the manufacturers and their liability. Many cases wind up settling prior to trial and include non-disclosure or confidentiality agreements that prohibit releasing the dollar amounts. Many other cases wind up going to trial and reaching a jury verdict.
In addition to awards for individuals who have developed ovarian cancer, many current lawsuits have claimed that plaintiffs have contracted mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos-contaminated talc. As recently as two years ago juries awarded over $153 million dollars to plaintiffs who suffered from mesothelioma as a result of frequent talc use. In 2019, a jury in New Jersey found for plaintiffs who were alleged to have developed mesothelioma after repeated exposure to Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder; the jury awarded them $37.2 million.
In May of 2019 a Jury Awarded a NY Woman $25 Million in Compensatory Damages and $300 Million in Punitive Damages because Johnson & Johnson Asbestos-Contaminated Talcum Powder and Baby Powder Caused Her to Develop Mesothelioma
The companies that make these products fight tooth and nail every step of the way to avoid liability, bad publicity, and legal costs. Notwithstanding the science linking its product to cancer and mesothelioma to such a level that they fully discontinued their baby powder in May of 2020, Johnson & Johnson still insists that the product is safe to use.
Johnson & Johnson to End Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America
The company has faced thousands of lawsuits from cancer patients who claim that its talc was contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen, and that the company knew of the risks May 19th, 2020 New York Times Article
With so many instances of individuals harmed by talcum powder products and the unwillingness of the manufacturers to take responsibility to warn the public, it is unlikely that these cases will stop any time soon. If you or a loved one has become injured or ill using talcum powder, do not hesitate, call the talcum powder injury attorneys at Marin and Barrett, Inc. at (888) 348-2735 today, the consultation is confidential and of absolutely no cost to you.
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If you or a loved one has developed ovarian cancer, fallopian cancer, or mesothelioma and believe that talcum powder may be responsible call us today. We will examine you case for free and at no obligation to you and help you determine whether or not you have a claim. The call, consultation, and information are no-obligation and completely confidential. We work with and among some of the most regarded professionals in the industry all in the interest of getting you everything you deserve for your damages.
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