PHILADELPHIA, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MT Services LLC, a Lawsuit Settlement News Reporting Company which operates lawsuitsettlementnews.com, reported today that Diane Berg, the first plaintiff to ever file a federal lawsuit in the U.S. against Johnson & Johnson over her ovarian cancer being linked the talcum-based powder, turned down a $1.3 million settlement. News sources state that she refused the payout because she didn't want to sign the confidentiality clause, and she wanted the world to know the potential dangers associated with the adult and baby talc-based power.
Diane Berg had first filed suit back in 2009, and her case was the first of its kind to go to trial against J&J in the United States. An article in The NY Post says she was offered a $1.3 million settlement out of court, but she had turned it down due to the confidentiality clause that would prevent her from warning others about the potential dangers associated with the talcum-based products.
Jurors had found that the Johnson & Johnson products had contributed to the ovarian cancer she was diagnosed with, however, they did not award her with any compensation.
Recently, however, in another plaintiff's case, a Missouri state jury ordered J&J to pay $72 million in damages to the family of a woman, Jacqueline Fox, whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her continual use of J&J's talcum-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. This was the first verdict by a U.S. jury to award damages over the claims against J&J.
(The Shower to Shower brand is now owned by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., however, they were not a defendant in Fox's case.)
There are approximately 1,000 cases that have been filed in Missouri state court, with an additional 200 in New Jersey. The claims allege that Johnson & Johnson "failed for decades to warn consumers that its talc-based products could cause cancer." There are several other trials over talc lawsuits set to begin later this year.
Chris Janish, CEO of MTS, commented on the recent news, "While it is unfortunate that the first plaintiff was not awarded any compensation, it is a good sign that such a substantial award was given to the family of the next plaintiff. We encourage anyone with similar claims to seek legal counsel as well."
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