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$127 million in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder lawsuit awards in 2016

Drug maker J&J faces over one thousand more ovarian cancer talc lawsuits

A pair of plaintiffs alleging Johnson & Johnson’s talc based powder products were each awarded massive settlements after juries agreed the pharmaceutical giant’s negligence was likely to blame for their contraction of ovarian cancer. The total award between the two cases amounts to $127 million, with one plaintiff compensated $72 million in damages.

The $70 billion company faces an additional 1,200 more talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits from plaintiffs across the country. Plaintiffs in many of these cases allege J&J was aware for decades about the possible link between ovarian cancer and use of talc based products like the company’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower.

Talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits

Ovarian cancer, while relatively rare, is a particularly deadly and aggressive disease. Ovarian cancer is the eight most common diagnosed cancer and the fifth-leading cancer related cause of death for women. More than half of women afflicted with ovarian cancer will succumb to the disease within five years of diagnosis.

2016 has been a particularly tumultuous year for Johnson & Johnson, with jurors across the country handing out more than three-quarters of a billion dollars to plaintiffs in cases against the drug and medical device manufacturer. While many of us may be familiar with the benign household products made by J&J seen in our neighborhood pharmacists, J&J is actually one of the leading medical device manufacturers in the country.

Major verdicts against Johnson & Johnson in 2016 include:

  • $127 million  - Talcum powder lawsuits
  • $500 million - Pinnacle hip implant claims
  • $124 million  - Risperdal rulings

J&J talcum powder lawsuit consultations

The Cochran Firm, D.C. continues to actively monitor the situation involving Johnson & Johnson’s ongoing litigation over its potentially dangerous talcum powder products. To aid victims, our firm is offering free J&J talcum powder lawsuit consultations to those who believe they may have claims against the company.

Contact the talcum powder lawsuit attorneys of The Cochran Firm, D.C. at 202-682-5800 during business hours or at 1-800-THE FIRM (843-3476) to reach us 24 hours a day. You may also fill out an online contact form with your information or utilize the chat function in the bottom right corner of the screen.


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