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Plaintiff in California Talcum Powder Lawsuit Awarded Record $417 Million

A Los Angeles jury has awarded $417 million to a California woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer from talc in the company’s baby powder.

A Los Angeles jury has awarded $417 million to a California woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer from talc in the company’s baby powder.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer after using a talcum powder product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

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August 22, 2017 – The verdict, reached after a nearly 1-month trial in Los Angeles Superior Court, includes $347 million in punitive damages against J&J, according to USA Today.

Plaintiff Eva Echeverria alleged that J&J was aware of the potential cancer risk with its talcum powder products when used for feminine hygiene, but failed to adequately warn the public. It was the latest among several verdicts against J&J, with about 2,000 women having filed similar complaints against the company.

Echeverria claims she used Johnson’s Baby Powder almost daily for more than 4 decades, even after she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007. It was only in February 2016, when she says saw a news report about another woman who’d filed a complaint alleging the disease from J&J’s talcum powder products, that Echeverria finally stopped using them.

The massive verdict follows 4 other trials in St. Louis which yielded similar outcomes — with juries awarding damages of $110.5 million, $72 million, $70.1 million and $55 million, for a combined total of $307.6 million.

Do I Have a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?

The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in talcum powder lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new ovarian cancer cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got cancer from Johnson’s Baby Powder, Shower-to-Shower, or other talcum powder product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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