The first plaintiff who filed a federal lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, Diane Berg, accused the company of being responsible for her developing ovarian cancer. Recently Berg refused a $1.3 million settlement deal offered by J&J before the trial is set to begin.
Berg said in an interview, “It was never about the money.” She also explained during the interview that she did not want to sign a confidentiality clause that would have essentially prevented her from warning others about the dangers associated with the use of talcum or baby powder.
Earlier, a jury confirmed that the J&J contributed to an ovarian cancer she was diagnosed with in 2016; however she was not awarded any compensation in the case. The surviving family members of another woman who died of the same type of cancer that Berg now has was awarded some $72 million in a jury verdict render in October of last year. That same St. Louis jury also held J&J responsible for negligence, conspiracy and a failure to warn women about their increased risk for cancer when using Johnson& Johnson talcum powder in their genital areas.
The use of products containing talc has shown a direct link to some forms of cancer. Most people use these products and are completely unaware of the risks and by the time they find out. If they had been warned, they may have used corn starch based products instead and not have endangered their health.
If you or someone you love has developed ovarian cancer or has died after having used talc products, we are deeply sorry and want to help in every way we can.
Contact the law offices of John Foy & Associates to find out now we can help you recover medical costs and even file a wrongful death suit against those responsible. You may reach us at (404)400-4000. Your consultation is free and you do not pay until you win you case.