Alabama Law Firm Wins $72 Million Baby Powder Lawsuit
In a landmark trial this week, the Alabama Law Firm Beasley Allen announced the first ever Johnson's baby powder lawsuit award; a jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million damages for ovarian cancer linked to talcum powder use.
Monday, February 29, 2016 - Alabama trial lawyers Beasley Allen, led by Jere Beasley, and the Mississippi attorney R. Allen Smith, announced a significant win this week in a trial before jury. The baby powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson gives credence to the claims of more than a thousand Alabama, Mississippi and other American women whose lawsuits are currently pending in courts around the nation, many of which are also being represented by Beasley Allen or R. Allen Smith. This talcum powder lawsuit outcome from Beasley Allen is expected to usher in many more baby powder lawsuits for ovarian cancer.
While their stories differ in the details, each of the Beasley Allen talcum powder complaints against Johnson & Johnson alleges that the plaintiffs' ovarian cancer was caused by using Johnson's baby powder or Shower-to-Shower, another talc-based body care product. In its landmark baby powder cancer lawsuit decision, the jury of 9 women and 3 men voted 10-2 in favor of the winning verdict, finding Johnson & Johnson guilty of counts of negligence, fraud, and conspiracy. The jury pinned Johnson & Johnson with a $72 million baby powder lawsuit settlement. While this number will likely not be duplicated in another Johnson's powder settlement, Beasley Allen's case has broken the floodgates for similar Johnson's baby powder claims for women in Alabama, Mississippi and throughout the south.
Internal company documents produced by the Alabama law firm to win this groundbreaking talcum powder cancer lawsuit verdict indicated Johnson and Johnson knew its talc-containing products had been linked to higher rates of ovarian cancer by researchers. Intentional decisions were made to engage in a strategy of deception and concealment of the talcum powder cancer link, according to the findings of the jury. The plaintiff, represented by Beasley Allen, alleged that Johnson & Johnson officials knew of the talcum powder cancer risk but chose not to warn the public, leading to her development of ovarian cancer and eventually her death at the age of 62.
"What Johnson and Johnson did to cover up what it knew to be the deadly risk of its centerpiece product is simply outrageous," said Jere Beasley, of the Alabama law firm Beasley Allen. "It is hard to imagine how corporate executives could be so callous. But the internal company documents that were brought to light through this trial show clearly that that is exactly the case."
Choosing to continue to market talcum powder products such as Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower despite the known ovarian cancer risk cost women such as Jackie Fox their lives, according to the plaintiff's Mississippi talcum powder attorney R. Allen Smith: "When the deadly risk became known within the company, a choice had to be made. They could warn customers of the dangers or use a substitute for talc or hide the risk and keep on selling. Johnson and Johnson chose to hide the risk and keep selling. Ms. Fox and many other women have paid and will pay with their lives."
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