A St. Louis jury has ordered the manufacturing giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million to the family of an Alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer after using baby powder and other products containing talc.
The woman, Jackie Fox, was just one of many women who suffered from ovarian cancer after using J&J products that contained talc. The families of these victims are pursuing claims against Johnson & Johnson, and experts say that the St. Louis verdict augurs poorly for the company's future court prospects.
Internal Johnson & Johnson communications indicate that a medical consultant warned the company of the possible link between talc and ovarian cancer.
At Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC, we have a lengthy track record of representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. Talcum powder and other products containing talc are almost ubiquitous in our society, so the dangers here are widespread.
We want to hear from you if you or a family member suffered ovarian cancer or any other serious health problems after using Johnson & Johnson products that contain talc. Your initial consultation is completely free.
If you need an experienced defective products lawyer to handle your Johnson & Johnson talc case, please call Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC today at 404-760-7400 for a free consultation.