A Missouri jury awarded $72 million to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower and talc-based baby powder products for several decades. Lawyers argued that Johnson & Johnson knew talc-based products could cause cancer and failed to warn consumers of this risk. The jury deliberated for four hours and ultimately agreed with attorneys for the plaintiff. It is expected that Johnson & Johnson will appeal this verdict, however, there are 1,200 lawsuits still pending against the company from women who claim they developed ovarian cancer after using these talc-based products.
If you or someone you know used Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower or other talc-based baby powders and developed ovarian cancer, contact us to discuss your legal rights and options.