Johnson & Johnson recently lost its third trial over claims that its
talc-based powder products can cause ovarian cancer. A St. Louis jury
awarded a California woman, Deborah Giannecchini more than $70,000,000,
which includes punitive damages, medical costs, and pain and suffering.
This verdict follows two previous multi-million dollar jury verdicts against
Johnson & Johnson earlier this year.
According to her lawyers, Giannecchini used Johnson’s baby powder
for feminine hygiene for over 40 years until she was diagnosed with ovarian
cancer. Since the diagnosis, she has undergone surgery, radiation, and
chemotherapy, but still has an 80% chance of dying within the next two years.
Overall, Johnson & Johnson is facing approximately 1,700
talcum powder lawsuits in state and federal court. J&J denies there is any link between ovarian
cancer and talcum powder and says that worldwide clinical evidence shows
that talc is safe to use. However, lawsuits allege that the company ignored
scientific studies linking its Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products
to cancer and failed to warn consumers about the risk.
Jurors felt that the company should have provided a warning label on its
products to give consumers the choice whether to use talc, knowing the risk.
Johnson & Johnson has appealed its first two unsuccessful verdicts
and plans to appeal this one, as well.
Have You Suffered Harm From Use of Talcum Powder? Call Metzger Wickersham Today.
If you or someone you love was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, we urge you
to call our firm for a free case review. At Metzger Wickersham, our legal
team zealously represents women injured by talc powder products. We take
these cases very seriously and work diligently to build only the strongest
cases on behalf of our clients.
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