The Art of Speculation and Talcum Powder Lawsuits
The $72 million talcum powder lawsuit win has resulted in widespread speculation on the future of baby powder cancer lawsuits, but only time will tell how these claims will be resolved.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - When a mind-blowing $72 million dollar talcum powder cancer lawsuit verdict was announced in February, potential plaintiffs came out of the woodwork to file baby powder lawsuits for ovarian cancer claims. Media sources jumped into the action, speculating on the meaning of the talcum powder lawsuit outcome. Only time will tell how each of the 1,200 pending talcum powder lawsuits will be resolved, or how many more baby powder cancer claims will be filed in the coming months.
The plaintiff in the headline-making St. Louis talcum powder lawsuit, the deceased Jackie Fox, was awarded $72 million in actual and punitive damages. Ms. Fox asserted that the ovarian cancer which ultimately killed her was caused by her routine use of Johnson's Baby Powder on her perineum for feminine hygiene. A jury comprised mostly of women confirmed this assertion, finding Johnson and Johnson guilty of charges of negligence, fraud and conspiracy. Ms. Fox's son and representative stated his mother had not pursued the case for the money, but rather as a means to hold J&J accountable to talcum powder cancer, ideally forcing the pharmaceutical giant to add an ovarian cancer warning to the baby powder label.
Ms. Fox's baby powder cancer lawsuit was not the first such case to reinforce the idea that talcum powder and ovarian cancer are linked when products such as Shower to Shower and Johnson's Baby Powder are used routinely for feminine hygiene. Another such case was tried before a jury in South Dakota in 2013. The plaintiff in that case, Ms. Deane Berg, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talc based products from J&J for decades. Ms. Berg was in remission from ovarian cancer at the time her trial went before a jury. The jury confirmed talcum powder caused cancer in her case, but did not award any monetary compensation.
The huge monetary compensation assigned in the Jackie Fox case has brought Johnson's baby powder lawsuits for ovarian cancer into the mainstream. Attorney advertising to reach potential baby powder cancer lawsuit plaintiffs has reached a new high, and more women and families of women who have suffered from ovarian cancer are seeking to file talcum powder cancer lawsuits around the nation. There is a strong feeling that Johnson and Johnson will finally be held accountable for its failure to warn women about the risk of ovarian cancer from talcum powder products such as Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower.
Experts say the $72 million in damages may not be sustained in the long run, but the verdict favoring the plaintiff is something of an indicator of how future talcum powder cancer lawsuit claims will be resolved in United States courts. Roughly 1,200 cases are currently pending in Missouri and New Jersey courts, and many more baby powder cancer lawsuits are expected to be filed in the near future. More baby powder cancer trials are scheduled for this spring.
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