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Judge Upholds Record $4.7 Billion Talcum Powder Cancer Verdict

Johnson & Johnson’s attempt to have a landmark $4.7 billion verdict overturned has been shot down by a judge in St. Louis Circuit Court, who sided with a group of female plaintiffs claiming the company’s Baby Powder contributed to their development of ovarian cancer.

December 27, 2018 – In his written ruling, St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison cited evidence of what he called “particularly reprehensible conduct” by J&J, writing that “defendants knew of the presence of asbestos in products that they knowingly targeted for sale to mothers and babies, knew of the damage their products caused, and misrepresented the safety of these products for decades.”

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one received a diagnosis of cancer after using Johnson’s Baby Powder or another similar talc-containing product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.

What’s the problem?

The jury awarded a jaw-dropping $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages to a group of 22 plaintiffs and their loved ones following a 6-week trial in July, according to Reuters. As catastrophic as those figures could be, even to a multinational behemoth the size of Johnson & Johnson, they may well only signal the beginning to decades of financial woe for the company, as it still faces untold thousands of similar ovarian cancer lawsuits filed in courts throughout the U.S.

Earlier this month, J&J soundly rejected an investigative report by Reuters claiming that it knew for decades about the presence of asbestos in its baby powder products. The report sent J&J’s shares plummeting, suffering its worst one-day sell-off in more than 15 years.

Do I have a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?

The Products 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 cancer cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, or other form of 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 we can help.

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