February 29, 2016

Verdict sends powerful message to companies putting profits before people

huge award in J&J talc powder cancer lawsuitJurors in St. Louis, Missouri recently handed down a multi-million dollar award to plaintiffs whose deceased mother died of ovarian cancer caused by talcum powder products manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. The verdict is the first of its kind in the country with many more trials pending.

Damning evidence came from internal company memos, noting an obvious link between using talc products and developing cancer. The plaintiff’s attorney alleged Johnson & Johnson knew of the risks but did nothing to warn users. Jurors agreed and handed down a monumental award for those seeking justice.

About 1,200 other lawsuits against the pharmaceutical giant allege the company knew of the dangers posed by repeated exposure to talcum powder and other talc based products. Plaintiffs allege J&J knew as far back as the 1980s about the risk of talc exposure but covered up the information in an attempt to deceive the public and regulators.

Talcum powder lawsuit attorneys

While The Cochran Firm, D.C. did not provide legal representation to any of the parties in this particular case, our office has been contacted by several women who believe their ovarian cancer is linked to talc products manufactured by J&J. Our law firm is one committed to social justice and holding wrongdoers accountable and has no tolerance for those who disregard public safety for the sake of money.

Whether the defendant is a powerful insurance company, pharmaceutical giant, or huge corporation like Johnson & Johnson, The Cochran Firm, D.C. has the legal skills and resources to meet these challenges head on. When fighting on the right side of justice, there is no opponent too big to fight.

Talk to a lawyer for free about your case

If you or a loved one developed ovarian cancer after years of repeated exposure to Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder, Shower to Shower, or other talc-based product, you could be entitled to substantial compensation. Contact The Cochran Firm, D.C. for a free consultation about your case.

Call us during business hours at 202-682-5800 or at 1-800-THE FIRM (843-3476) to reach us 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You may also fill out a confidential online contact form with your case details and be contacted at your earliest convenience.