A St. Louis jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $110 million to a Virginia woman who developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s talcum powder cosmetic products.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer after using talc, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
May 5, 2017 – Plaintiff Lois Slemp scored a massive victory by suing J&J after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012. She claimed that the company hid information regarding the link between the disease and talc in Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower body powder.
The verdict marks another costly hit to J&J in its talcum powder litigation. The company has already lost several recent cases, including verdicts of $72 million, $70 million and $55 million.
J&J, which has repeatedly denied the link between cancer and talcum powder, said that “we deeply sympathize” with Slemp’s condition in a statement following the verdict.
However, the company said it would appeal the verdict, citing a separate case that it won in March and 2 others that were tossed which “further highlight the lack of credible scientific evidence behind plaintiffs’ allegations.”
“We are preparing for additional trials this year and we will continue to defend the safety of Johnson’s Baby Powder,” the company said.
Do I Have a Talcum Powder Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in baby powder lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new ovarian cancer cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got cancer from talcum powder, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.