An Arkansas talcum powder lawyer notes that $72 million was awarded to the family of a woman who claimed that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder caused her to develop ovarian cancer. Other affected women may be eligible to pursue claims for compensation by filing an Arkansas talcum powder cancer lawsuit.
For more information, contact the Johnson & Vines Law Firm today. We offer free, no obligation consultations, and we can help you determine whether you have a claim. You can contact us by filling out the form on this page, calling us at 501-777-7777, or emailing us at [email protected].
Important: The time you have to pursue a claim is limited. Contact us for more information.
Lawsuit Claimed Johnson & Johnson Knew of Talcum Powder Risks For Decades
According to reuters.com, a Missouri jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay the award after finding that the death of the woman from ovarian cancer was linked to her use of the company’s talc-based Baby Powder. The woman claimed that she used Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for feminine hygiene for more than 35 years before being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2013. The woman died in October 2015 aged 62.
The attorney for the woman’s family claimed that Johnson & Johnson knew as far back as the 1980’s of the risk associated with talcum powder, and yet resorted to “lying to the public, and lying to the regulatory agencies.” A Johnson & Johnson spokeswoman commented after the trial, stating that “We sympathize with the plaintiff’s family but firmly believe the safety of cosmetic talc is supported by decades of scientific evidence.”
The jurors in the circuit court of St. Louis found Johnson & Johnson liable for fraud, negligence, and conspiracy, and awarded the family of the woman actual damages of $10 million and $62 million in punitive damages. Trials in several other talcum powder lawsuits have been set for later in 2016, the website reported.
How an Arkansas Talcum Powder Lawyer Can Help
Product makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a product maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
Women who developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- The permanency of the injury
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a woman dies as a result of her cancer, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
If the actions of the product maker are malicious or so reckless that intent to harm can be inferred, the responsible party can be liable for punitive damages to punish wrongful conduct and deter similar conduct in the future.
Women who have developed cancer after using talcum powder are encouraged to speak to an Arkansas talcum powder lawyer at the Johnson & Vines Law Firm to help them protect their legal rights.
The Time You Have to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.
If you have questions about a talcum powder cancer lawsuit, or if you want to speak with an Arkansas talcum powder lawyer, contact the Johnson & Vines law firm today. You can contact us by filling out the form on this page, calling us at 501-777-7777, or emailing us at [email protected].
After you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to get more information about your case. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and all of the information you provide is confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.