Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 Million in Talcum Powder Liability Claim
February 26, 2016
A Missouri state jury found Johnson & Johnson liable for the ovarian
cancer death of Jacqueline Fox, resulting in $72 million in damages awarded
to her family.
The Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products which were used by Fox
were Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. Used for feminine hygiene purposes,
both of these products were reportedly used for several decades.
Her family was awarded by jurors in the St. Louis circuit court $10 million
in actual damages and $62 million in punitive damages. They claimed that
the health giant failed to adequately warn that its talc-based products
could potentially cause cancer in order to increase sales.
Attorney Jared Beasley, one of the Fox family’s lawyers, stated that
Johnson & Johnson “knew as far back as the 1980s of the risk.”
However, the company resorted to “lying to the public, lying to
the regulatory agencies.”
Nearly 1,000 cases have been filed in Missouri state court, along with
an additional 200 in New Jersey.
If you have developed ovarian cancer after regular use of these products,
our Atlanta personal injury attorney can provide you with the necessary
legal representation to recover the compensation you deserve. Contact
our firm and schedule your free consultation today.