In the third consecutive mega verdict this year against Johnson & Johnson, a jury this week awarded $70 million to a woman who developed ovarian cancer after using the consumer product giant’s talcum-based baby powder.
The Missouri jury sitting in St. Louis awarded plaintiff Deborah Giannecchini $575,000 in economic damages and $2 million in compensatory damages. Additionally, J&J must pay $65 million in punitive damages, while the company’s talc supplier, Imerys Talc America Inc., was ordered to pay $2.5 million.
In the suit, Giannecchini argued that J&J never used warning labels on its talc-based powders despite being urged to do so since at least 1982. As a result of using the powder, Giannecchini developed Stage 4 ovarian cancer and has had her spleen, ovaries, uterus and parts of her stomach and colon removed.
In February and May, separate juries in Missouri awarded $72 million and $55 million, respectively, in cases involving woman who developed ovarian cancer after using J&J talcum-based powers for decades.
Johnson & Johnson is facing upwards of 1,200 similar lawsuits, including those brought by Ross Feller Casey.
Among the nation’s preeminent personal injury law firms, Ross Feller Casey is litigating talc powder lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson on behalf of dozens of woman and their families situated across the U.S.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with ovarian cancer as a result of using talc-based J&J products, you should contact one of our experienced talcum lawsuit lawyers immediately. The firm offers a free case review and handles all of its cases on a contingency basis, so you will not pay a thing until a recovery is made in your case.