Mega company Johnson & Johnson was recently ordered by a Missouri state jury to pay an astronomical amount of money in a wrongful death lawsuit — $72 million, to be exact. The lawsuit arose after a lawyer presented veritable evidence that Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based Baby Powder was linked to ovarian cancer, which eventually resulted in her wrongful death. The ruling caused a nationwide stir among people who frequently use Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products, from Farmington, Utah through to the Midwest and several of the states on the American East Coast.
If you believe that you or someone close to you has been affected by talc-based Johnson & Johnson products, contact a wrongful death lawyer. Because Johnson & Johnson products are distributed from Farmington throughout the East Coast, the lawsuit has the potential to affect anybody.
Johnson & Johnson Failed to Warn Consumers
The most concerning claim that Johnson & Johnson faces is an accusation that it failed to warn consumers about the link between its talc-based products and cancer. Experts involved in the case speculate that Johnson & Johnson did this in an effort to boost sales. Close to 1,000 cases have been filed in the Missouri state court alone, with another 200 cases pending in New Jersey.
Woman Used Talc-Based Products for 35 Years
Jacqueline Fox, the woman who died of ovarian cancer due to Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products, claimed that she had used the brand’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for over 35 years. Three years ago, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died in October 2015 at the age of 62. The wrongful death lawyer for the family, Jere Beasley, has come forward with statements that Johnson & Johnson “knew as far back as the 1980s of the risk,” but decided to continue “lying to the public, lying to the regulatory agencies.” The case has affected long-term users of Johnson & Johnson products everywhere, from Farmington throughout the Midwest.