Another Talcum Powder Trial Underway in Missouri

Categories: Consumer Product Litigation

The trial of a Missouri woman, Gloria Ristesund, who contends that her ovarian cancer was caused by exposure to talcum powder is currently underway in the St. Louis Circuit Court. The parties delivered opening statements on April 12th.

This is the second Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuit to be heard before this court since the $72 million award for the family of Jackie Fox in February. Ms. Fox lived in Birmingham, Alabama and claimed she used the products for feminine hygiene for more than 35 years. Three years ago she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died in October at age 62. The family of Ms. Fox argued that Johnson and Johnson knew of the risk, but failed to warn customers, such as Ms. Fox.  The jury agreed. Specifically, the jury found that Johnson & Johnson should pay $10 million in compensatory damages and $62 million in punitive damages (i.e. damages intended to punish a company for misconduct).

Johnson & Johnson is facing over a thousand other suits claiming that studies have linked Johnson’s Baby Powder and its Shower-to-Shower product to ovarian cancer.

Borgess Law, LLC is currently accepting talc powder cancer cases. If you or someone you know used baby powder or other talc-based products and was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, feel free to contact Consumer Product Litigation Attorney Pamela A. Borgess of Borgess Law, LLC at (567) 455-5955 or toll-free at (844) LAW-9144. You can also contact Borgess Law, LLC by submitting an online inquiry. Borgess Law never charges a fee for an initial consultation.