Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one got ovarian 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.
Update: Judge Upholds Record $4.7 Billion Talcum Powder Cancer Verdict
December 27, 2018 – 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. 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.”
What’s the Problem?
March 29, 2017 – The new lawsuit was filed on behalf of Lois Slemp, who allegedly developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower body powder. Jurors for the trial will begin being assembled on April 10.
The complaint, and thousands of other like it, claim that talcum powder can cause ovarian cancer when used regularly for feminine hygiene purposes. Plaintiffs allege that repeated use, in some cases for many decades, of these products eventually led to the development of cancer, and in some cases terminal cancer.
Slemp claims her cancer is now in stage III(c), and that she has suffered a recurrence and metastasis to her liver. Her lawsuit has been pushed forward as a result of her declining health.
While there are talcum powder lawsuits being heard in courts all across the U.S., Missouri’s 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis has been the scene of most of the larger litigations. Since last year, 4 trials have been heard in the jurisdiction and the 5th is scheduled to begin very soon. The first 3 trials ended with verdicts for the plaintiffs, to a total of nearly $200 million in damages being awarded.
Last month, the Missouri Supreme Court denied a request by J&J to move thousands of talcum powder cancer lawsuits out of the 22nd Circuit Court. J&J argued in court filings that plaintiffs’ attorneys tainted the St. Louis jury pool by spending nearly $10 million on TV commercials in 2016, with most of the ads being aired in St. Louis.
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 talcum powder, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.