Another major victory for consumers has been handed down against Johnson & Johnson for concealing the dangers of baby powder. A jury in Missouri has awarded a New Jersey woman $110 million dollars for contracting ovarian cancer from the dangerous substance. USA Today shared the story.
The 62-year-old woman claimed that J&J hid information about the dangers of talc powder from consumers. The case took three weeks and the jury took just 10 hours to render a decision. This is just the latest in a string of high-value lawsuits that have been successful against the company. There are also multiple pending class-action lawsuits against the company.
J&J has sold talcum powder products for decades to control moisture and odor. However, evidence shows that long-term use of talcum powder can cause cancers. J&J denies the allegations and plans to appeal this case and others that it has lost. In other lawsuits regarding talc, J&J has been successful in fending off claims by claiming a lack of scientific evidence.
The fight continues. If you use talcum powder regularly and later developed cancer, you have a right to fight for damages. As this case demonstrates, it is possible to win. If you wish to join the fight, call John Foy & Associates today for a free consultation. We can help you.