Woman Receives Record $417 Million Verdict in Cancer Lawsuit Involving Baby Powder

Woman Receives Record $417 Million Verdict in Cancer Lawsuit Involving Baby Powder
A California woman just received a $417 million verdict from Johnson & Johnson after the company failed to warn consumers about the risk of using baby powder – one of its most well-known products. The verdict includes $68 million in compensatory damages and $340 million in punitive damages. It is believed that the company knew about the risks of ovarian cancer from continued use of the talcum powder product, but failed to adequately warn consumers.

The law firm of Nadrich& Cohen, LLP and its partners are actively pursuing Talcum Powder Lawsuit claims on behalf of women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder products, including the Shower to Shower product line.

Talcum is often used by women for feminine hygiene purposes. The plaintiff in the lawsuit had used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder daily for more than 60 years. She used it until 2016, even though she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007. Her $417 million award sets a record for being the largest verdict award in the series of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder lawsuits.
The California plaintiff is currently hospitalized and continues to be treated for ovarian cancer complications. She was unaware that use of the product was linked to cancer until women in similar situations started filing lawsuits. She hopes that Johnson & Johnson will label its products more appropriately.

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer It is believed that Johnson & Johnson had known about the dangers of using its baby powder for feminine hygiene, but failed to warn consumers. The company, however, maintains that it did nothing wrong and claims that scientific evidence supports the safety of its product. The company plans to defend itself at upcoming trials and is planning to appeal the most recent California verdict.

In May, a Virginia woman was awarded more than $110 million after she developed ovarian cancer from using Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder for more than 40 years. Last year, three other trials produced awards of $55 million, $70.1 million and $72 million.

If you believe that you may have a talcum powder ovarian cancer claim, contact the lawyers of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP now for a free consultation so that our legal team can review your case. Call us at 1-800-718-4658. There are strict time limits for making a claim. Don’t delay, call now.

Do I Have A Case?

We offer free consultation. No office visit required, we will get back to you within 24 hours.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


What can we do for you?

  • Answer your legal question.
  • Provide a Free Case Evaluation.
  • Schedule an appointment.


Choose Us?

  • Available 24/7
  • Trusted Since 1990
  • Local to You
  • Recovered $350,000,000
  • 5 Star Reviews
  • Free Case Evaluation
  • VIP Service
  • No Win, No Fee

Latest Law Post

August 22, 2019

E- Scooter Insurance Coverage Issues In California

Electric scooters, also called e-scooters, seem like a fun way to get around the city.  After all, they are inexpensive to rent, easy to locate using an app on your phone, and require very little effort to move longer distances.  Rental programs for these e-scooters are popping up in cities across California, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and others.  Before you rent an electric scooter, there are some things to consider regarding liability and insurance in the event of an e-scooter accident.

August 20, 2019

PG&E Says It Knew Its Lines Could Spark Fires

PG&E Corp acknowledged in July 2019 that it has known for many years that its power lines could fail, sparking wildfires in the process. The acknowledgment came in a federal court filing which had been mandated by U.S. district judge William Alsup, who had ordered PG&E to respond to a Wall Street Journal article on a “paragraph-by-paragraph basis.”


We are Personal Injury Lawyers representing accident victims throughout California.
For 30 years, the law firm of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP has helped injury victims
obtain the compensation they deserve.