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.