Second Talcum Powder Lawsuit Trial Ends With Jury Ordering Johnson & Johnson To Pay $55 Million
May 03, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsSecond Talcum Powder Lawsuit Trial Ends With Jury Ordering J&J To Pay $55 Million After Women Developed Ovarian Cancer From Talc-Based Products
May 3, 2016 - Talcum Powder Lawsuit News: Just over two months after a jury found Johnson & Johnson liable and awarded $72 million in damages in a talcum powder cancer lawsuit, the company has been ordered to pay $55 Million in it's second straight talcum powder lawsuit loss. The jury in this ovarian cancer lawsuit trial found in favor of Gloria Ristesund, a 62 year old woman from Sioux Falls, S.D. who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder for feminine hygiene. (Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Case No. 1422-CC09012-02, Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri)
Ms. Ristensund filed the talcum powder lawsuit after she was diagnosed with stage I ovarian cancer in 2011 and underwent a hysterectomy which included the removal of her uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. The jury in this second talcum powder lawsuit deliberated for about 10 hours in state court in St. Louis, Mo. before it rendered the verdict. The Jury awarded $5 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages to Ms. Ristensund.
This is the second straight loss for Johnson & Johnson and things may not get better as the talc-based products manufacturer faces hundreds more talcum powder lawsuits involving women who developed ovarian cancer after using baby powder for feminine hygiene use over a period of time.(Talcum Powder Lawsuit Case No. 1422-CC09012-01, Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri) (In Re: Talc-Based Talcum Powder Products – Case No. 300, Atlantic County Superior Court, New Jersey)
"We can expect to see more talcum powder lawsuit filings involving talcum powder because women have used talcum powder for years in their feminine hygiene routine but were not warned of the ovarian cancer risks tied to the products," says Southern Med Law's founder Dr. François Blaudeau, who is both an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist.
Southern Med Law is investigating talcum powder cancer lawsuits and urges women who believe they developed cancer due to using Shower to Shower or Baby Powder products to contact one of their attorneys to discuss their legal rights and for a free talcum powder cancer lawsuit review. You can visit www.southernmedlaw.com and fill out a contact form or call 1-205-547-5525 today.
Johnson & Johnson is defending itself against more than 1,200 talcum powder cancer lawsuits, according to court documents there. In February, the jury hearing the first talcum powder lawsuit trail in a St. Louis Circuit Court handed down what is being called a landmark decision and awarded $10 million in compensatory damages to the family of a 62-year-old Alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer in October 2015 after using Shower to Shower and Baby Powder for feminine hygiene purposes for over 30 years. The jury also ordered the company to pay $62 million in punitive damages for failing to warn women about the dangers of its talc-based products. (Talcum Powder Lawsuit Case No. 1422-CC09012-01, Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri) Court documents also show that 140 talcum powder lawsuits are filed in a mass tort program in New Jersey's Atlantic County Superior Court. (Talcum Powder Lawsuits; In re: Talc-Based Powder Products – Case No. 300)
Talc is a soft mineral consisting of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. Talc is known for its ability to absorb moisture, prevent rashes and reduce friction. Epidemiological studies dating back to the 1970s have shown a link between ovarian cancer and long-term use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene use. In March, a newly published study in the journal of Epidemiology found that years of consistent genital talc use increases the risk of women developing ovarian cancer by as much as 33 percent.
About Southern Med Law And A Filing Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit: Southern Med Law is led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist that is determined to stop the large manufacturers of personal health products and medical devices from injuring more women. Dr. Blaudeau and his legal staff at Southern Med Law are an experienced group of attorneys who possess a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions, especially those surrounding talcum powder and ovarian cancer. They are not afraid to take on the nation's largest corporations in their pursuit of justice. Southern Med Law represents clients from around the country and has successfully taken on such companies as Intuitive and Mirena.
Southern Med Law is committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal representation that assures success.
Southern Med Law
François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire
2224 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: (205) 547-5525
Fax: (205) 547-5526
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