A jury in Los Angeles has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a staggering $417 million in a lawsuit that alleged a woman developed ovarian cancer as a result of talc contained in the company’s baby powder.
The verdict brings to $725 million the amount that the consumer products giant has been ordered to pay in a series of talcum powder / ovarian cancer trials.
In the latest case, a jury yesterday found that a California woman, Eva Echeverria, developed ovarian cancer as a result of using J&J Baby Powder on a daily basis for feminine hygiene since the 1950s. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007.
The jury awarded Echeverria $68 million in compensatory damages and $340 million in punitive damages.
Johnson & Johnson is facing more than 2,000 similar lawsuits across the nation.
Ross Feller Casey, among the nation’s leading personal injury law firms, is representing more than 200 women from across the U.S. who have developed ovarian cancer as a result of using Johnson & Johnson talc products.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer at any stage and used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder or Shower to Shower, you should contact one of our experienced talcum powder lawyers for a free case evaluation.