Talc Powder Lawsuit Heads to Trial over Alleged Link between Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder and Ovarian Cancer, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
April 18, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsApril 18, 2016 - Another talcum powder lawsuit filed (http://www.rxinjuryhelp.com/talcum-powder/lawsuit/) against Johnson & Johnson has gone to trial in Missouri's Circuit Court of St. Louis. According to court records, the case was filed on behalf of a woman who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder for decades as part of her feminine hygiene routine. During opening arguments on April 12th, the plaintiff's attorney asserted that Johnson & Johnson had been aware of the potential link between talc and ovarian cancer for four decades, but never warned women that the regular, repeated application of talcum powder to the genital area could endanger their health. (Case No. 1422-CC09012-01, Missouri Circuit Court, 22nd Judicial District (St. Louis)).
"Our Firm has heard from a number of women who are concerned that their long-term use of products like Baby Powder contributed to their ovarian cancer diagnosis. Hundreds of such claims are already pending in courts around the country, and this case will be closely watched," says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective medical devices, drugs and consumer products. The Firm is offering free legal reviews to women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer following years of regular, repeated use of talc-based products for feminine hygiene purposes.
Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Verdicts
Court documents indicate that Johnson & Johnson is facing more than 1,200 product liability claims involving its talcum powder products and ovarian cancer. Dozens have been consolidated in the Circuit Court of St. Louis, where the current trial is now underway. The 62-year-old plaintiff was diagnosed with endometrioid ovarian cancer at the age of 57. She claims that her decades-long reliance on Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine hygiene, as well as existing endometriosis, raised her ovarian cancer risk by 214 percent.
This is the second talc powder lawsuit to go to trial in Missouri this year. On February 22nd, another St. Louis jury awarded $72 million to the family of a woman who blamed her death from ovarian cancer on Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower talc-based products. The verdict marked the first time that a jury ordered the company to pay financial damages in a talcum powder lawsuit. (Cause No. 1422-CC09012-01, Missouri Circuit Court, 22nd Judicial District (St. Louis))
In October 2013, a South Dakota federal jury also found that Johnson & Johnson had failed to provide consumers with adequate warnings about the risk of ovarian cancer from talcum powder. However, the jury declined to award any damages to the plaintiff in that case. (U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota, Southern Division, Case No. 4:09-cv-04179-KES)
Women who regularly and repeatedly used talcum powder products for feminine hygiene may be entitled to compensation if they were diagnosed with ovarian cancer. To learn more about filing a talcum powder lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website, or call 800-511-5092 to arrange for a free, no obligation case review.
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Sandy A. Liebhard, Esq.
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