Categories: Consumer Product Litigation

For the second time in only a few months, a jury in St. Louis awarded $55 million in damages to Gloria Ristesund, a woman who used Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder for feminine hygiene more than 35 years before being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  On Monday, the jury agreed that Johnson and Johnson knew of its talc-based products’ cancer risks, but failed to warn consumers such as Ms. Ristesund.

This is Johnson & Johnson’s second recent loss. In February, a jury awarded $72 million for the family of Jackie Fox. Ms. Fox lived in Birmingham, Alabama and claimed she also 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.  As in the recent Ristesund verdict, the jury agreed.

Johnson & Johnson is facing over a 1,000 additional lawsuits for its Baby Powder and its Shower-to-Shower product.

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 or other types of 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.