By David Mittleman

Talc Lawsuit Verdict

Jury Awards $55 Million in St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Trial – May 2016

A St. Louis, Missouri jury slapped Johnson and Johnson with a multi-million dollar verdict after a woman claimed their Talcum Powder products gave her ovarian cancer. This is the pharmacy giant’s second multi-million dollar trial loss this year.

The plaintiff used Johnson and Johnson’s talc-based products for feminine hygiene for about 40 years and a doctor diagnosed her with ovarian cancer in 2011. She was forced to undergo a hysterectomy. Jurors awarded her with $5 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages after …read more