The link between the use of Johnson & Johnson's talc powder and
ovarian cancer is becoming increasingly more difficult for Johnson &
Johnson to deny. In May of 2016, a second jury in the second trial against
Johnson & Johnson found that the Plaintiff's ovarian cancer was
caused by her use of Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder and that
Johnson & Johnson was aware of the increased risk of ovarian cancer
for decades, yet targeted women, who were heavy users of talcum powder,
to boost sales.
If you or a loved one has developed ovarian cancer due to talc powder,
then you may be entitled to compensation. At
Sullivan & Brill, LLP, we take the rights and interests of the injured, wronged, and bereaved
seriously, even when it means taking on a corporation that has put profits
before public safety. Our New York City talc powder lawsuit attorneys
have the insight, the resources, and the experience to ensure that your
claim is compellingly put forth and that your voice is heard before the law.
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Holding Johnson & Johnson Accountable
It is believed that Johnson & Johnson knew about the risks talc powder
posed to women for years, yet did nothing to alert the public or alter
their products. Internal documents show that the company was aware of
concerns back in the 1970s. In 1982, Dr. Daniel W. Cramer, who heads the
Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center at Brigham and Women’s
Hospital in Boston, identified a link between the use of talc powder on
the genitals and ovarian cancer. He began calling for warnings on the
labels of talc powder, but his entreaties have gone unheeded. In 1997,
Johnson & Johnson hired a medical consultant to evaluate the cancer
risks of talc powder. The analysis concluded that dismissing a correlation
between the two would be "denying the obvious in the face of all
evidence to the contrary." Johnson & Johnson continued to market
and sell their talc products (such as baby powder), even specifically
targeting women to boost sales.
It's estimated that more than 1,200 lawsuits have now been filed against
Johnson & Johnson seeking to have it accept responsibility for death
and sickness caused by talc powder.
In the first half of 2016 the following verdicts were rendered:
February 2016, St. Louis, Missouri: a jury ordered that Johnson & Johnson pay the family of a woman who
died from ovarian cancer $72 million.
May 2016, St. Louis, Missouri: a jury ordered that Johnson & Johnson pay a woman who developed ovarian
cancer $55 million.
Fighting for the Relief You Deserve
Johnson & Johnson continues to deny that their talc products are dangerous
to women consumers. "Unfortunately, the jury’s decision goes
against 30 years of studies by medical experts around the word that continue
to support the safety of cosmetic talc," a spokeswoman said after
one recent court decision. "Johnson & Johnson has always taken
questions about the safety of our products extremely seriously."
The company has still refused to add a warning label to their talc products.
As one of the world's largest companies, Johnson & Johnson believes
that it can sweep its own disregard for public safety under the rug. At
Sullivan & Brill, LLP, we find that—and the company's denial
that they've harmed people—unacceptable. If you or a loved one
believe that they have been hurt by talc powder, the time to take legal
action is now. Our legal team knows what it takes to hold these entities
responsible for their negligence and are ready to hear your story today.
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