The law requires that all goods and products that are sold in commerce be of a certain minimum quality, especially when the product is to be used on a person’s body. Many factors affect what those standards are; but if those standards are not met, and you or a loved one is hurt because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. An expert product liability attorney at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates will be able to help guide you through this complicated litigation process so that you can begin to recover. Call 617-787-3700, 24/7 for a free, private consultation.
Johnson & Johnson has been ordered by a Missouri jury to pay over $110 million to a Virginia woman who developed ovarian cancer after decades of using their talc-based products for feminine hygiene. The verdict in state court was the largest so far to arise out of about 2,400 lawsuits accusing Johnson & Johnson of not adequately warning consumers about the cancer risks of talc-based products, including its well-known Baby Powder. This verdict came in a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and talc supplier Imerys Talc.
The complaint was filed by Lois Slemp, a resident of Virginia, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy after her ovarian cancer which was initially diagnosed in 2012 returned and spread to her liver. Ms. Slemp claims she developed cancer after four decades of using talc-containing products produced by Johnson & Johnson. The verdict came after Johnson & Johnson secured its first trial win in another Missouri case, when a jury this past March sided with the company in a lawsuit brought by a Tennessee woman who said she developed cancer after using Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder.
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