A $55 million talcum cancer verdict was awarded in a case where a woman claimed that talcum powder products caused her ovarian cancer. The award follows a similar case tried in February 2016 in which the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer was awarded $ 72 million. Other affected women may be entitled compensation through a talcum powder cancer lawsuit.
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Talcum Cancer Verdict: Claims Allege that Products Caused Ovarian Cancer
According to nbcnews.com, the plaintiff claimed that she used Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based powder products – which include the well-known Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Powder – on her genitals for decades. Her lawyers state that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had to undergo a hysterectomy and related surgeries and her cancer is now in remission. The verdict follows a $72 million jury award in February 2016 in favor of the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer after years of using talc powder for feminine hygiene.
The award is the second straight trial loss for Johnson & Johnson, which is facing about 1,200 lawsuits accusing it of not adequately warning the public about its talc-based products’ cancer risks. In the three-week trial in Missouri state court, jurors returned the verdict after deliberating for about a day. The talcum powder verdict included $5 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages. Johnson and Johnson plans to appeal the May 2, 2016 award, the website reported.
Affected Individuals May Be Entitled to Compensation
Product makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a product maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
Women who developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- The permanency of the injury
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a woman dies as a result of her cancer, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
If the actions of the product maker are malicious or so reckless that intent to harm can be inferred, the responsible party can be liable for punitive damages to punish wrongful conduct and deter similar conduct in the future.
Women who have developed cancer after using talcum powder are encouraged to speak to a talcum powder cancer lawyer to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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