In yet another major defeat for Johnson & Johnson, a jury this week ordered the consumer products giant to pay $29 million to a dying woman in a lawsuit alleging asbestos-tainted powders caused her cancer.Jurors in California rendered the massive verdict Wednesday, finding that J&J was responsible for plaintiff Teresa Leavitt’s advanced mesothelioma. Leavitt, a mother of two, testified at trial that J&J’s powders were used on her since she was an infant and that she continued to use them for decades in adulthood. Leavitt, according to her doctors, is not expected to live beyond 2020 because her mesothelioma has advanced.
The verdict is the seventh trial loss for J&J in personal injury lawsuits alleging, among other things, that the company never warned consumers of the risks of using its talcum powder products.
The company is facing more than 13,000 other such lawsuits across the country from women and their families alleging its Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products caused cancers, including ovarian cancer.
Ross Feller Casey is the nation’s leading personal injury law firms handling lawsuits against J&J involving its baby powders that contain talc. The firm is representing hundreds of women from across the United States in talc-ovarian cancer lawsuits.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and used J&J’s Baby Powder or Shower to Shower for years, you should contact one of Ross Feller Casey’s experienced talcum baby powder lawyers for a free initial case review.
The firm handles all its personal injury cases, including baby powder lawsuits, on a contingency basis so there will not be a cost to you until there is a financial recovery in your case.
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