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$55M Talcum Powder Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

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On May 2, 2016, A St. Louis jury awarded $55 million in damages to Gloria Ristesund, who used Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder for more than 35 years before being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2011.

This verdict is the second straight trial loss for Johnson & Johnson, which is facing about 1,200 lawsuits accusing it of not adequately warning consumers about its talc-based products’ cancer risks. To read more, click this link to the Reuters article.

Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP is investigating the safety of talcum powder and possible lawsuits against the makers of talcum powder products. If you feel that you or someone you know should be compensated for harm caused by talcum powder usage, please contact us online or call us at 800-829-7037 to speak with an attorney today. All consultations are free and completely confidential.