A jury this week awarded a staggering $4.69 billion to 22 woman who had sued Johnson & Johnson alleging that the consumer product giant’s talcum-containing powders caused their ovarian cancer.
After weeks of testimony at the landmark case, the jury in St. Louis awarded $550 million in compensatory damages to the 22 women and another $4.14 billion in punitive damages.
The plaintiffs argued that their use of J&J powders as part of their daily feminine hygiene routine over many years led to ovarian cancer. Those allegations are similar the plaintiffs in four earlier cases against J&J. Those cases led to verdicts ranging from $55 million to $110 million.
Those earlier cases, however, involved a single plaintiff.
J&J faces thousands of other similar talc lawsuits targeting its Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products that are winding their way through the nation’s court systems
Among the nation’s top personal injury law firms, Ross Feller Casey is representing more than 200 women from across in United States in talc-ovarian cancer lawsuits.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder or Shower to Shower for an extended period of time, you should contact one of Ross Feller Casey’s experienced talcum powder lawyers for a free initial consultation.