U.S. Talcum Powder Verdicts
Court documents indicate that Johnson & Jonson is currently named a defendant in more than 2,000 talcum powder lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. All of these cases were filed on behalf of women who allegedly developed ovarian cancer due to the regular, repeated use of Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products for feminine hygiene purposes. The lawsuits cite studies going back to the 1970s that suggest such a link, as well as internal documents which plaintiffs say indicate that the company was aware of this danger for decades but chose not warn consumers out of a desire to protect the profits derived from sales of its talcum powders.
The nation's largest talcum powder litigation is underway in Missouri Circuit Court in St Louis, where three cases have already gone to trial. In October, the jury hearing evidence in the state's third trial awarded $70 million in compensatory and punitive damage to an ovarian cancer victim who had used Baby Powder as part of her daily feminine hygiene routine for more than 40 years. Two other Missouri trials concluded earlier this year, resulting in awards of $72 million and $55 million for the plaintiffs involved in those cases.
In October, all federally-filed Johnson & Johnson talcum powder lawsuits were centralized in a multidistrict litigation that is currently underway in the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey. At least 60 cases are now pending in that proceeding. (In Re: Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Products Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation – MDL No.2738)
Johnson & Johnson is also named a defendant in more than 200 similar claims that have been consolidated in New Jersey's Atlantic County Superior Court. (In Re: Talc-Based Powder Products – Case No. 300)
Bernstein Liebhard LLP continues to offer free, no-obligation legal reviews to individuals interested in filing a talcum powder lawsuit for ovarian cancer. To learn more, please visit the Firm's website, or call 800-511-5092 to arrange for a free, no obligation case review.
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