Johnson & Johnson is facing another lawsuit in a St. Louis court alleging that the talc in its baby powder caused a woman to develop ovarian cancer.
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Update: Giannecchini Awarded $70M in Baby Powder Lawsuit
November 1, 2016 – A St. Louis jury has awarded $70 million in damages to Deborah Giannecchini, who developed stage IV ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s Baby Powder on her genitals for decades. The award marks the third costly defeat in a row for J&J in lawsuits alleging cancer from its talc-based hygiene products.
What’s the Problem?
October 3, 2016 – Plaintiff Deborah Giannecchini from Modesto, California, is the third woman to file a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson alleging that its baby powder caused ovarian cancer, which she was diagnosed with in 2012. The complaint accuses J&J of “negligent conduct” in making and marketing the product.
Though studies investigating the link between talcum powder and cancer have yielded mixed results, two massive lawsuits that “ended in jury verdicts worth $127 million” have triggered an influx of similar complaints to be filed in courts across the U.S.
In May, a St. Louis jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $55 million in damages to a 62-year-old South Dakota woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using the company’s talc products for decades. The case is Ristesund v. Johnson & Johnson, Imerys Talc America, Inc. J&J was also defeated in February, and forced to pay a $72 million verdict to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer. That case is: Hogans v. Johnson & Johnson.
The upcoming trial in St. Louis will likely “delve into company documents,” according to J&J. The suit contends that as the evidence linking talc to cancer grew, internal documents show the manufacturer began marketing its Baby Powder to Hispanic and black communities, who were at risk of developing ovarian cancer and used the product most often.
If Giannecchini’s lawsuit is successful, it could mean yet another multi-million verdict against Johnson & Johnson. If the company loses a third straight talcum powder lawsuit, it may result in a surge of similar complaints to be filed against the healthcare giant.
Do I Have a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
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