Johnson & Johnson Loses Third Trial Over Ovarian Cancer Link to Talc Powder
Michele Mirman | Personal Injury | October 31, 2016
A third woman was just found by a jury to have developed ovarian cancer due to Johnson & Johnson talc-based powder and Shower-to-Shower products. She was awarded more than 70 million dollars.
Johnson & Johnson has been named as a defendant in approximately 1,700 talcum powder lawsuits across the United States for ignoring studies which link its Shower-to-Shower and baby powder products to ovarian cancer.
The 62-year-old woman used Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder for feminine hygiene purposes for more than 40 years and was diagnosed with ovarian cancer three years ago. The evidence was that the woman has about an 80% chance of passing away in the next two years. She has undergone radiation, chemotherapy, and surgical procedures.
According to the woman’s lawyer, Johnson & Johnson was aware of the studies that showed the increased risks of ovarian cancer from the use of talc. Instead of providing warning labels, the company developed a strategy to prevent government regulation of their products.
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