A Missouri jury slammed Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its talc supplier
with yet another substantial verdict in a lawsuit filed by a woman who
developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s talc-base baby
powder on her genitals. The verdict, worth a whopping $70 million, comes
as the third massive verdict in the state’s talc litigation and
is among the highest awarded in cases against J&J.
Talc, the main ingredient in many baby powders and talcum powders sold
for decades by J&J and other manufacturers, has been a known link
to ovarian cancer in women when used on the genitals and various other
adverse health effects by members of the medical community for years.
Despite its known dangers, sellers of talc-based products have fought
to keep warning labels off their products and continue to market them
as effective feminine hygiene products.
According to court documents, J&J had reportedly been urged since at
least 1982 to warn consumers of possible health risks. Surprisingly, J&J
continues to assert that there is no solid link between talc and ovarian cancer.
Litigation related to J&J’s talc-based products is likely to
continue for the foreseeable future, with more than 1,200 cases still
pending. Earlier in February, a Missouri Jury awarded a $72 million to
the family of a woman who died after developing ovarian cancer from using
the company’s baby powders for decades. Later in May, the company
was hit with another $55 million verdict.
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