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.
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.