Verdict: Johnson & Johnson liable for $72 million in Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer lawsuit

By Levin Simes
February 24, 2016

Jury Verdict in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

A jury presiding over the case of a women who died at the age of 62 from ovarian cancer found Johnson & Johnson liable for her death. The jury verdict included $10 million in damages plus an additional $62 million in punitive damages. The jury agreed that Johnson & Johnson, creator of Shower to Shower and Baby Powder products, had hidden the risks of talcum powder and links to ovarian cancer for decades. Ms. Fox had used talc powder products for 35 years.

Johnson and Johnson was found liable for negligence, conspiracy and fraud. Case number 1422-CC09012 in the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri.

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Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer

Talcum powder links to ovarian cancer have existed since the 1960’s. Safe substitutes include baking soda, corn flour and cornstarch. Since 1982, when Daniel Cramer MD found talcum powder usage for feminine hygiene double the risk of ovarian cancers, warnings were not given by manufacturers. Popular manufacturers include NIVEA, Gold Bond, Avon, and Ponds as well as Johnson and Johnson.

Levin Simes Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

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