On August 21, 2017, a California jury ordered Johnson and Johnson (J&J) to pay $417 million to a woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after decades of using J&J’s talc products for feminine hygiene. It is the largest award so far, in a talcum powder lawsuit. Previously, J&J lost four out of five trials in Missouri, resulting in combined awards of over $300 million.
If you or someone you love has developed ovarian cancer after using J&J talc products for feminine hygiene, the defective products attorneys of Smith Stag are here to help you collect maximum compensation.
The Los Angeles Superior Court Jury awarded Eva Echeverria $70 million in compensatory damages and $347 million in punitive damages for failure to warn of the cancer risk when using talcum powder for feminine hygiene.
Eva says that she started using baby powder at just 11 years old. Now, she is 63. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer ten years ago. According to her attorneys, her cancer is terminal.
J&J Refuses to Admit Responsibility
J&J still refuses to admit that it’s talcum products are dangerous. So far, the majority of juries have been infuriated with J&J’s stance, siding with victims and awarding high amount in punitive damages meant to punish J&J for its wrongdoing. If you have developed ovarian cancer or lost a loved one as a result of using J&J’s talcum powder products, you can help hold the company responsible for the harm it has caused and continues to defend.
If you believe that you or someone you love has been harmed by talcum powder, the defective drug and medical device attorneys of Smith Stag can help. Please call us at 504-593-9600 or contact us online today.