Cincinnati Product Liability Lawyer reviewing injuries and your talc cancer lawsuit
In another blow to the drug giant’s ovarian cancer defense, a court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.69 billion to 22 women who claimed asbestos in J&J talcum powder products caused the development of ovarian cancer. The jury in Missouri awarded $550 million in compensatory damages to the 22 women, and charged Johnson and Johnson for failing to warn consumers of cancer risks associated with its talcum baby powders. Johnson & Johnson is facing more than 9,000 plaintiffs in cases involving consumer talc powders.
Six of the female plaintiffs have died of ovarian cancer, and one is currently undergoing chemotherapy. Product liability lawyers say Johnson & Johnson has spent decades covering up evidence of asbestos in some of its talcum-based products. The punitive damages awarded in this talc cancer lawsuit are among the largest ever awarded in a product liability case.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati Catastrophic injury lawyer and Ohio product liability attorney investigating ovarian cancer and mesothelioma cases nationwide.
Asbestos is a known carcinogen that may lead to several forms of cancer following exposure. Asbestos may appear in natural talc, according to the American Cancer Society.
The National Cancer Institute has said that talc used for feminine hygiene purposes can be absorbed by the reproductive system and cause inflammation in the ovaries. The first talc cancer lawsuit and trial in 2013 found Johnson & Johnson negligent but did not award damages to the plaintiff. Other talcum cancer cases, however, have involved sizable damages, including one $417 million verdict reached by jurors in California.
If you or a loved one has suffered ovarian cancer after using talcum powder or cosmetics, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions for a possible talc cancer lawsuit.