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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

More than 14,000 women lose their lives to ovarian cancer in the United States each year. By raising awareness and increasing education about this terrible disease and what causes it, we can all do our part to help prevent new cases from occurring in the future. What are the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer? Approximately 21,000 new cases of ovarian cancer are discovered each year. It’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms early. Eighty percent of the cases diagnosed every year are at advanced stages, with a high mortality rate. Here are some ovarian cancer symptoms that you should look out for: Bloating Unexpected and sudden weight loss Pelvic or abdominal pain Abnormal vaginal bleeding Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly Increased frequency of urination To help protect yourself from any potential carcinogenic exposure, it’s important to thoroughly check product labels. Anything that may contain talc or asbestos should not be applied to your body. These products have been known to contain talc: Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder Shower-to-Shower Body Powder Long-Term Talcum Powder Use Increases Ovarian Cancer Rick It has become clear that regular use of talcum powder for personal hygiene is a major risk factor for developing ovarian cancer. Scientific studies in 2016 have shown that regular use of talcum powder on the genital area may increase a women’s risk of developing ovarian cancer by up to 33%. Many women use products such as Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower as a part of their daily hygiene ritual. Unfortunately, manufacturers chose not add warning labels to their products containing talcum powder warning women of the potential link to cancer. Now, thousands of women are coming forward to seek compensation for their pain and suffering. Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay more than $4.7 billion in total damages to 22 women that have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using J&J products containing talcum powder. Women and their families can now take action to fight back against Big Pharma, holding them accountable for their negligence and finding answers to how and why they were diagnosed. Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawyers If you or a loved one regularly used talcum powder and were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you may qualify for compensation. Contact Cory Watson Attorneys for your free case consultation. The attorneys at Cory Watson are experienced professionals ready to investigate your claim with compassion and determination. If we take your case, you owe us nothing until we recover for you. Our dedicated attorneys have years of experience handling complex product liability cases. Don’t wait to reach out – call (877) 562-0000 or fill out our free online consultation form today.

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Johnson & Johnson Will Finally Stop Selling Talc-Based Baby Powder in U.S.

Johnson & Johnson has announced that it will finally stop selling its talc-based Baby Powder in the U.S  and Canada after thousands of lawsuits claimed that the product causes ovarian cancer. The company faces more than 19,000 lawsuits from cancer patients and their survivors claiming its talc was contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen, and that the company knew of the risks. “Johnson & Johnson did today what they should have done decades ago,” said Cory Watson attorney Beth Chambers. “Now, they should accept responsibility for so many women who are suffering or who have died as a result of ovarian cancer caused by talcum powder products.” The company has also faced lawsuits from consumers who claim their exposure to contaminated talcum powder caused them to develop mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Juries across the U.S. have hit the company with billions of dollars in damages on behalf of plaintiffs over their handling of the product. Johnson & Johnson Knew About Asbestos in Talcum Baby Powder for Decades Johnson & Johnson has faced intense scrutiny over the safety of its baby powder products following several investigative reports in 2018 that found the company knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its talc. These investigations revealed that J&J was aware of possible asbestos contamination in talc for at least 50 years, but did not warn consumers. In addition to the lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson voluntarily recalled 33,000 bottles of Baby Powder last year after the Food and Drug Administration uncovered traces of asbestos in samples of the product. J&J has also been the target of a federal criminal investigation into whether the company lied to the public about the possible cancer risks of its talcum powder, as well as an investigation into the health risks of asbestos in talc-containing consumer products by a Congressional subcommittee. Take Action with a Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Now, thousands of women and their families are coming forward to seek compensation for their pain and suffering – and it’s not too late to join them. Our firm continues to investigate these cases. If you or a loved one regularly used talcum powder and were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, the compassionate and determined advocates at Cory Watson Attorneys are ready to fight for you! Don’t wait to reach out – contact us today for a FREE initial case consultation. Call (877) 562-0000 now or fill out the online consultation form on this page. Related News: Law360 – J&J To Stop Talc Sales In North America Wall Street Journal – Johnson & Johnson to Stop Selling Talcum Baby Powder in U.S. Bloomberg Law – Johnson & Johnson Discontinues Talc Powder in U.S. CNBC – Johnson & Johnson discontinues talc-based baby powder in US Reuters – Johnson & Johnson to stop selling talc-based baby powder in U.S. New York Times – Johnson & Johnson to End Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales AL.com – Johnson & Johnson to stop selling talc-based baby powder in US

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$4.7 Billion Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

On July 12, 2018, a St. Louis jury awarded a $4.7 billion verdict to 22 women who say Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products gave them ovarian cancer. The women accused the company of failing to warn them about the cancer risks associated with its popular baby powders. The jury award includes $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages. It’s the largest verdict to date against Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower talc-based products. In this case, the injured women used talc-based powders for decades as a part of their daily feminine hygiene routine. This is not the first case brought against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, nor will it be the last. There are more than 9,000 cases involving alleged harm done by talc-based powder making their way through courts around the country, but the products remain on the shelf. Studies have shown that there is an elevated risk in women who use talc in their genital area for a long period of time. In 2006, the International Agency for Research in Cancer under the World Health Organization classified the use of talc for feminine hygiene as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” Have You or a Loved One Been Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer? Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder? If so, contact the talcum powder lawyers at Cory Watson Attorneys today. Call (877) 562-0000 or fill out our FREE online consultation form. Don’t wait to reach out – time is limited, and your health is on the line.

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$4.69 Billion Verdict for Johnson & Johnson In Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson was hit with a multi-billion dollar talcum powder verdict on Thursday, one that marked one of the largest product liability verdicts in the nation’s history. The company was ordered to pay $4.69 billion to 22 women and their families, who claimed asbestos in their products caused them to develop ovarian cancer. Most of the women in the suit had used Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, though some had used Shower-to-Shower, another one of the company’s talc-based products. The jury awarded $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages to the women, who all alleged that Johnson & Johnson failed to warn consumers about the risks of cancer associated with its well-known talc powders. Held in a St. Louis, Missouri circuit court, the six-week trial resulted in a jury deliberating for eight hours but determining the punitive damages in just 45 minutes. Most all of the women were in the courtroom when the verdict was read, minus at least the six women who had already died of ovarian cancer and one who was too sick from chemotherapy to attend. The women are from states all over the country, including Arizona, California, New York, and Pennsylvania. The verdict had an immediate impact on Johnson & Johnson’s shares, which fell 1.4 percent by the very next morning. This verdict is just one of more than 9,000 claims linking asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder to ovarian cancer. The women in this particular case also sued a unit of Imerys SA, a company that supplied the talc to Johnson & Johnson. Imerys Talc America, however, settled with the women before trial on confidential terms. This is not the first trial that Johnson & Johnson has faced in St. Louis for ovarian cancer claims. In fact, the company lost four of the first five cases that have gone to trial. The company is also dealing with another issue of plaintiffs blaming their talc products for causing mesothelioma, a type of cancer that usually affects the lungs. BEGIN YOUR TALCUM POWDER LAWSUIT If you were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum baby powder, you may qualify for compensation. Contact our experienced talc powder advocates to get the help you deserve. We know how difficult struggling with a cancer diagnosis can be. Insurance companies, expensive medical costs, and taking time off from work can add to the strain. We believe that your total focus and attention should be on your recovery alone. Our team is dedicated to ensuring you receive the best possible care and compensation for your injuries. Don’t wait to reach out – call (877) 564-0000 or fill out an online consultation form today. The compassionate advocates at Cory Watson Attorneys are ready to fight for you.

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There Are Still Products On The Market Containing Asbestos

Products Still On The Market Containing Asbestos It has been common knowledge for years now that asbestos can directly cause numerous cancers, such as cancers of the lung, larynx, and ovaries, as well as mesothelioma. Because of that, it’s easy to assume that the substance is banned and not allowed for any type of use in the United States. Well, think again. Believe it or not, there are actually many products on the market that still contain asbestos. While the use of asbestos is restricted, the U.S. is actually one of just a few developed nations that has not completely banned asbestos. It is actually legal in the U.S. to include asbestos in products as long as the product doesn’t have more than one percent asbestos. These products are bought and sold every single day in the United States. And because no amount of asbestos exposure is safe, it’s critical to know what these specific products are. Vehicle Parts With Asbestos Many products that are required for cars, trucks, motorcycles and other motor vehicles contain asbestos. That includes brake pads, gaskets, pipes, and clutches. That’s why mechanics are one of the many occupations at risk of developing mesothelioma or lung cancer. Fire Safety Products With Asbestos Fire safety products are obviously made to keep us safe, therefore, it’s critical to have them on hand and utilize these products in the event of a fire emergency. Yet many of these fire safety products actually contain asbestos fibers. Asbestos fibers are soft and flexible and are naturally resistant to heat, so they are very effective in products like fire blankets, fire curtains, and spray-on fireproof coatings. Because of that, it’s important to be very careful in selecting these type of products and only use them when it’s really necessary. Lab Equipment With Asbestos Related to the above fire safety products is laboratory equipment. Fire safety is obviously important in labs, as it may be required to wear fireproof gloves or jackets for various experiments. Sometimes even tabletops in science labs can contain asbestos. So the same potential problem with fire safety products happens here. Thus, be mindful when using any equipment in a lab—or even cleaning it. Talcum Powder With Asbestos For years it has been common for many people—especially women—to use talcum powder for general hygiene. Talcum powder has also been commonly used in many makeup products (mainly because it’s good at absorbing moisture). Talc, however, is naturally exposed to asbestos, contaminating it completely. In the past couple of years, there have actually been companies forced to recall products because of asbestos contamination due to the talc in its products: the trendy tween store Justice recalled some of its makeup, as did the jewelry store Claire’s. Building Materials With Asbestos One industry that has been known to be affected by asbestos is the construction industry. Many homes and buildings built before 1980 have asbestos in products like the insulation, flooring, paint, and plaster. Because of that, it’s critical to be careful when doing renovation or demolition work. Specific safety gear like masks with filters is required when working on structures that contain any products containing asbestos. Lawn Care Products With Asbestos Fertilizers and potting soils contain many products, one of which is vermiculite, a mineral that usually contains asbestos fibers. So if you ever get hands-on in the yard or garden, use caution. When using any type of fertilizer products be sure to wear gloves and a mask so that you don’t inhale any dust or have asbestos-contaminated products get on your skin. The Take-Away It has taken decades for research to show the hazards of asbestos. Many efforts have been made to eliminate the danger from our everyday lives, but the danger is still very real. People develop mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers every single day. If you believe you are being exposed to asbestos in your home, place of work, a product, or anywhere else, take the appropriate action and call an asbestos contractor for help. They can answer any questions about asbestos contamination and even help remove and clean up the contaminated items. To find one, contact your state or local health department. And if you have developed an asbestos-related disease or cancer, give us a call today. We can talk you through your legal rights and help you find out if you are eligible for monetary compensation. BEGIN YOUR FIGHT TODAY If you were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum baby powder, you may qualify for compensation. Contact our experienced talc powder advocates to get the help you deserve. We know how difficult struggling with a cancer diagnosis can be. Insurance companies, expensive medical costs, and taking time off from work can add to the strain. We believe that your total focus and attention should be on your recovery alone. Our team is dedicated to ensuring you receive the best possible care and compensation for your drug-related injuries. Don’t wait to reach out – call (877) 564-0000 or fill out an online consultation form today. The compassionate advocates at Cory Watson Attorneys are ready to fight for you.

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Did Johnson & Johnson Really Know About Talc Decades Ago?

Recent trials have revealed that Johnson & Johnson long knew about the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. Newly released documents from a current trial in St. Louis, Missouri, suggest that the pharmaceutical giant also knew that the talc it used in its baby and body powder products contained asbestos, a known carcinogen. The team representing 50-plus women in a talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson released the bombshell information earlier this month, which claims the company knew decades ago that asbestos fibers were in its talc-based products. These new documents dispute previous claims and memos by Johnson & Johnson’s legal team that the company never found asbestos in its products “and it never will.” Bloomberg News reported that as far back as the early 1970s there were company memos noting that traces of two different types of asbestos were found in the talc it obtained from a mine in Vermont. According to the report, the company also had a booklet from 1974 describing the asbestos-contaminated talc in a mine the company purchased in Italy. This new evidence casts serious doubt on the pharmaceutical and consumer company, which has already been found liable in four cases. Thus far, Johnson & Johnson has had to shell out more than $700 million in damages to the many women who have been diagnosed and are suffering from ovarian cancer or, as some women have already passed away, their surviving family members. The Link Between Asbestos, Talc & Ovarian Cancer There are still many unknowns about talc’s exact part in ovarian cancer, but one fact is well known: asbestos is known to cause certain types of cancer—such as mesothelioma and cancers of the lung, colon, and throat—and contribute to the development of others. Mesothelioma is almost always associated with an exposure to asbestos and is an aggressive form of cancer that typically affects the lungs and includes symptoms such as a cough, chest pain, and shortness of breath. While it usually develops in the lungs, it can also be found in the heart and abdomen. Mesothelioma can be treated—treatments include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy—but the condition cannot be cured. Asbestos is actually known as the number one cause of occupational cancer in the world because most people who develop mesothelioma do so from occupational exposure. Professionals most commonly associated with extreme asbestos exposure include mining, construction, heavy industry, shipbuilding, asbestos product manufacturing, firefighting, electricity generation, and military service. Because of second-hand exposure, family members of those working in these industries and those who live within a close vicinity of asbestos-contaminated mines or processing facilities are actually at a greater risk of developing an asbestos-related disease as well. While it has become common knowledge that asbestos exposure leads to many deadly cancers and diseases, there really have been no real studies done on asbestos-contaminated talc. The main reason for that is because Johnson & Johnson has always claimed that its products containing talc were free of asbestos. The new revelations about the decades-old documentation about the link between asbestos and the talc used by Johnson & Johnson will most certainly reinforce the case brought against the pharmaceutical giant because it’s already known that asbestos does cause cancer. Johnson & Johnson has already tried to get the class action lawsuit by the 50 women in St. Louis thrown out, but to no success—the federal judge dismissed their claims. The company has also chosen not to settle any suits brought against them so far, which could prove to be very expensive before it’s all said and done. Have You Used Talcum Powder? It has been commonplace for years for women to use talcum powder for general hygiene needs, even though Johnson & Johnson has known for decades that their talc was not asbestos-free. If you have used or currently use any talc-based products, it’s best to take action now to prevent any further exposure. To start, stop using any talc products on or near your genitals. That also means don’t let it touch anything that gets anywhere near your genitals, such as undergarments, sanitary napkins, and tampons. Second, early detection is key. Look for any potential symptoms that would suggest ovarian cancer. Talk with your doctor about potential signs or symptoms you discover. If you have already been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have used talc-based products, give us a call today so that we can talk you through your legal rights. You may be eligible for compensation. BEGIN YOUR OVARIAN CANCER LEGAL BATTLE TODAY If you were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum baby powder, you may qualify for compensation. Contact our experienced talc powder lawyers to get the help you deserve. We know how difficult struggling with a cancer diagnosis can be. Insurance companies, expensive medical costs, and taking time off from work can add to the strain. Your total focus and attention should be on your recovery alone. Our team is dedicated to ensuring you receive the best possible care and compensation for your drug-related injuries. The compassionate advocates at Cory Watson are ready to fight for you. Don’t wait to reach out – call (877) 562-0000 or fill out the consultation form on this page.

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Johnson & Johnson Reeling After $417 Million Verdict In California

Johnson & Johnson Reeling After $417 Million Verdict In California The first court case in California against Johnson & Johnson for its talc products associated with ovarian cancer resulted in a massive payout against the pharmaceutical giant. The four-week trial resulted in the Los Angeles jury siding with Eva Echeverria, a 63-year-old woman with terminal ovarian cancer who claimed Johnson & Johnson failed to warn customers about the risk in using its talc products. The result: Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay out $417 million, the largest amount yet in the many suits ongoing against the healthcare company. Echeverria was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007, and though doctors removed a softball-sized tumor, she is now near death. In fact, she was not even able to be in court for the trial. However, she testified via videotape that she used Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder from when she was 11 years old until 2016, when she saw a story about a woman with ovarian cancer who used the same product. She testified that if she had been given a warning that the product could cause ovarian cancer, she wouldn’t have used it. Just two days of deliberating led the jury to award Echeverria $70 million in compensatory damages and $347 million in punitive damages, agreeing with her that there was, in fact, a connection between her cancer and the company’s talc-based powder. This marks the third-largest jury-awarded verdict in the United States thus far in 2017. In California alone, more than 300 lawsuits are currently pending against Johnson & Johnson, and there are more than 4,500 lawsuits across the United States. All suits contend that the pharmaceutical company ignored data that showed their talcum-powder based products were contaminated with asbestos, increasing the risk of cancer in anyone using the products. A 1982 study released during the trial revealed that women who used talc products on their genitals were at a 92 percent greater risk of developing ovarian cancer. It also revealed that the lead researcher, Daniel W. Cramer, had advised Johnson & Johnson to include a warning label on its talc-based products. Another study brought to light in the suit was from 1999 by the National Cancer Institute, which also concluded that “avoidance of talc in genital hygiene might reduce the occurrence of a highly lethal form of cancer by at least 10 percent.” The National Cancer Institute has released data that shows ovarian cancer accounts for 1.3 percent of all new cancer cases in the United States. It’s the eighth most common cancer among women and the fifth-leading cause of cancer-related death among women. Johnson & Johnson has now lost four other jury verdicts in St. Louis, Missouri, which total $300 million. BEGIN YOUR OVARIAN CANCER LAWSUIT TODAY If you were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum baby powder, you may qualify for compensation. Contact our experienced talc powder advocates to get the help you deserve. We know how difficult struggling with a cancer diagnosis can be. Insurance companies, expensive medical costs, and taking time off from work can add to the strain. We believe that your total focus and attention should be on your recovery alone. Our team is dedicated to ensuring you receive the best possible care and compensation for your drug-related injuries. Don’t wait to reach out – call (877) 564-0000 or fill out an online consultation form today. The compassionate advocates at Cory Watson Attorneys are ready to fight for you.

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Johnson & Johnson Hit Again With A $110 Million Verdict

Johnson & Johnson Hit Again With A $110 Million Verdict Another week, another verdict against Johnson & Johnson for its talc-based products and their link to ovarian cancer. This week a St. Louis, Missouri, jury awarded $110.5 million to a Virginia woman who sued Johnson & Johnson, along with its talc supplier Imerys Talc, claiming she developed ovarian cancer after decades-long use of the company’s talc-based products. This verdict results in the largest settlement to date against Johnson & Johnson for its Shower-to-Shower and Johnson’s Baby Powder products. Virginia resident Lois Slemp was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. The cancer has already spread to her liver. Slemp testified that she developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s talc-based products—specifically Baby Power and Shower-to-Shower Powder—for the last 40 years. The jury awarded her $5.4 million in compensatory damages and $105 million against Johnson & Johnson for punitive damages, as well as $50,000 against Imerys Talc. The jury said they found Johnson & Johnson 99 percent at fault and Imerys Talc one percent at fault. In the past 18 months, there have been five talc product verdicts against Johnson & Johnson, awarding settlements of approximately $72 million, $70 million and $55 million. There are currently thousands of other cases awaiting trial. Johnson & Johnson has only won one court case on the topic. Its single victory was in March filed by a Tennessee woman who claimed to develop cancer after using the company’s baby powder. BEGIN YOUR TALCUM POWDER LAWSUIT TODAY If you were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum baby powder, you may qualify for compensation. Contact our experienced talc powder advocates to get the help you deserve. We know how difficult struggling with a cancer diagnosis can be. Insurance companies, expensive medical costs, and taking time off from work can add to the strain. We believe that your total focus and attention should be on your recovery alone. Our team is dedicated to ensuring you receive the best possible care and compensation for your drug -related injuries. Don’t wait to reach out – call (877) 564-0000 or fill out an online consultation form today. The compassionate advocates at Cory Watson Attorneys are ready to fight for you.

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Johnson & Johnson Takes Third Loss in Latest Ovarian Cancer Trial

Johnson & Johnson Takes Third Loss in Latest Ovarian Cancer Trial Johnson & Johnson has now lost three court cases in a row regarding its talcum powder products and their link to ovarian cancer. Today a St. Louis jury awarded $70 million to 63-year-old Deborah Giannecchini, who claims her ovarian cancer was caused by her use of Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder. Giannecchini used the talc-based product for 40 years—until she was diagnosed. In a 9-3 vote, the jury awarded $65 million for damages and $2.475 for compensation. Co-defendant Imerys Talc, the pharmaceutical company’s talc producer, was also found guilty and ordered to pay $2.5 million in damages. “I’ve waited for a long time for this,” Giannecchini told Bloomberg. “I’ve wanted this so badly.” Giannecchini’s ovarian cancer is at Stage IV, and doctors have given her an 80 percent chance of dying in the next two years. According to Bloomberg, jurors in the case believed that Johnson & Johnson should have included warning labels on its talc products. “It seemed like Johnson & Johnson didn’t pay attention,” juror Billie Ray told Bloomberg. “It seemed like they didn’t care.” The previous two trials Johnson & Johnson lost had verdicts of $72 million and $55 million. This third trial loss results in the healthcare company now being ordered to pay approximately $200 million to plaintiffs thus far. BEGIN YOUR TALCUM BABY POWDER LAWSUIT TODAY If you were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum baby powder, you may qualify for compensation. Contact our experienced talc powder advocates to get the help you deserve. We know how difficult struggling with a cancer diagnosis can be. Insurance companies, expensive medical costs, and taking time off from work can add to the strain. We believe that your total focus and attention should be on your recovery alone. Our team is dedicated to ensuring you receive the best possible care and compensation for your drug-related injuries. Don’t wait to reach out – call (877) 564-0000 or fill out an online consultation form today. The compassionate advocates at Cory Watson Attorneys are ready to fight for you.

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Pharmaceutical Giant Receives Second Loss in One Week

Johnson & Johnson received its second straight trial loss this week as jurors once again found the company liable for a woman who used the company’s baby powder for decades and developed ovarian cancer. After the three-week trial in a Missouri court, the pharmaceutical company was ordered to pay Sioux Falls resident Gloria Ristesund $55 million. Jurors deliberated for one day before returning with the verdict in favor of Ristesund, who was awarded $5 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages. During the trial, Ristesund claimed she used the company’s baby powder and Shower-to-Shower body powder on her genitals for 40 years. In her late 50s, she was diagnosed with Stage I ovarian cancer and had to undergo a hysterectomy. Her pathologist also informed her that talcum powder was found in her ovaries. Currently, her cancer is in remission. Ristesund’s case echoed the same claims as many women around the country who are also suing Johnson & Johnson for being diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder for feminine hygiene needs for decades. The lawsuit claimed that Johnson & Johnson did know about the dangers of its talc-based products and their link to cancer. During the trial, Ristesund’s legal team revealed an internal memo from Johnson & Johnson stating that not only did the company know about the risk of its talc products over 20 years, but they also tried to influence regulatory boards. This verdict comes after a jury already ordered the healthcare company to pay $72 million to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson products for decades. Johnson & Johnson currently faces approximately 1,200 lawsuits, all accusing the company of failing to warn consumers about the risk of its talc-based products and the link to ovarian cancer. BEGIN YOUR OVARIAN CANCER LAWSUIT TODAY If you were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum baby powder, you may qualify for compensation. Contact our experienced talc powder advocates to get the help you deserve. We know how difficult struggling with a cancer diagnosis can be. Insurance companies, expensive medical costs, and taking time off from work can add to the strain. We believe that your total focus and attention should be on your recovery alone. Our team is dedicated to ensuring you receive the best possible care and compensation for your drug-related injuries. Don’t wait to reach out – call (877) 564-0000 or fill out an online consultation form today. The compassionate advocates at Cory Watson Attorneys are ready to fight for you.

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