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Third Jury Panel Punishes Johnson & Johnson With a $70 Million Verdict - Talc Powder Caused Ovarian Cancer

On October 27, 2016, a Missouri jury found that Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder caused Deborah Giannecchio to develop ovarian cancer and assessed $65 million in punitive damages alone against Johnson & Johnson. The total verdict was $70 million dollars. Ms. Giannecchio used J & J products for over 40 years before she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 59, 4 years ago.

This is the third jury trial in 2016, that Johnson & Johnson ("J &J") has lost in defending its talcum powder products. The first jury trial against J & J resulted in an award of $72 million and the second jury trial ended with a verdict of  $55 million. With last weeks award, J & J is facing almost $200 million in adverse jury verdicts. Unfortunately, given the billions of profits at stake J & J appeals every trial, while refusing to recall its product; or, even to provide warning labels concerning the risks of ovarian cancer. 

There are an estimated 1200 women who have filed claims against J & J contending that they were diagnosed with ovarian cancer from prolonged use of talcum powder products. J & J maintains that there is no scientific evidence establishing a causal connection between their baby powder and ovarian cancer. If you would like further information, call or click the link below.

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Ronald C. Burke, Esq

Trial Attorney with 30+ Years of Experience Attorney Ronald C. Burke, Esq. has more than 30 years of experience and has focused his career on representing clients in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice and legal malpractice. He is a seasoned trial lawyer and has won many seven-figure settlements and verdicts for his clients over the years, including many case victories listed among the largest in the history of the New York State. He has been featured in the news and is a regular lecturer for the New York County Lawyers Association, as well as having lectured before the New York State Bar Association. Ron is also an attorney with Kelner & Kelner, a New York personal injury law firm. Awards and Accolades Mr. Burke's awards and accolades are many. Among them, he has been included in New York Super Lawyers® each year since 2010, and he has received the highest-possible AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. Verdict Search, a part of the New York Law Journal, frequently recognizes his notable successes after winning some of the highest settlements and verdicts in past years. He was also featured in their list of the "Top New York Verdicts of 2011" and "Top New York Settlements of 2012." He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as before the United States Supreme Court. When Attorney Burke is not handling legal malpractice cases, he is highly involved in the local community. He is a member of the Village of Rockville Centre Volunteer Fire Department, has served on the local school board and as Chairman of the local Zoning Board. Learn more about Attorney Burke and how he can skillfully handle your malpractice case by contacting the Law Offices of Ronald C. Burke, Esq. right away to schedule your complimentary case evaluation. Our firm is here to help! Contact a New York Legal Malpractice Attorney Our firm provides each client's case with thorough preparation and aggressive representation, ensuring that you win the best possible results for your case whether it is settled or goes to trial. As a seasoned trial lawyer, Mr. Burke can provide the strong and relentless representation you need to establish negligence in a legal malpractice case and to recover any damages you may have suffered. Our firm can recover compensation for pre-trial and trial malpractice, violations of fee arrangements, loss of income, pain and suffering, and much more. Contact us today!

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