Johnson & Johnson on Thursday was ordered by a Missouri jury to pay
over $110 million to a Virginia woman who says she developed ovarian cancer
after decades of using of its talc-based products for feminine hygiene,
according to a news report from Reuters.
The verdict in state court in St. Louis was the largest so far to arise
out of about 2,400 lawsuits accusing J&J of not adequately warning
consumers about the cancer risks of talc-based products. According to
Reuters, Thursday's verdict came in a lawsuit against J&J and
talc supplier Imerys Talc by Lois Slemp, a resident of Virginia who is
currently undergoing chemotherapy after her ovarian cancer initially diagnosed
in 2012 returned and spread to her liver. She claimed she developed cancer
after four decades of daily use of talc-containing products produced by
J&J, specifically J&J's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Powder.
For decades, women have been using talcum-based powders, such as Johnson
& Johnson’s Baby Powder, as a personal hygiene substance.
If you or someone you love has developed ovarian cancer, and you believe
it may have been caused by a talc-powder, it is crucial that you contact
experienced representation right away. At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.,
our New Hampshire personal injury lawyers are committed to protecting
the rights of those harmed by other persons and entities.