Key Highlights of Talcum Lawsuit.
The Johnson & Johnson talcum powder lawsuit has seen significant developments over the years, with notable verdicts and legal actions taking place. Here are some key highlights:
- Landmark Lawsuit:
In 2013, the first baby powder ovarian cancer lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson was won in federal court. During the trial, it was revealed that the company was aware of the link between talc-based baby powder and cancer but chose not to warn consumers adequately.
- Jury Awards:
Since the initial trial, numerous lawsuits have resulted in substantial jury awards against Johnson & Johnson. Some notable verdicts include:
- In 2016, a jury awarded $72 million to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer after using baby powder for decades. Additionally, a woman who required multiple surgeries due to ovarian cancer received a $55 million award, while another woman diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer was granted $70 million.
- In 2017, a woman who developed terminal ovarian cancer after using baby powder was awarded $417 million. Another ovarian cancer patient who had used talcum powder for 40 years received a $110 million verdict.
In 2018, a Missouri jury awarded $4.69 billion to a group of 22 women who were all diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had used baby powder products.
- Legal Proceedings:
In 2019, Johnson & Johnson appealed the $4.69 billion judgment while facing thousands of similar lawsuits across the United States. A Daubert hearing took place as part of Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) consolidation, where all talcum powder cancer cases were centralized for pretrial proceedings.
- Significant Actions:
In 2020, Johnson & Johnson decided to halt the sale of baby powder in the United States and Canada. The following year, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected J&J’s appeal regarding the talcum powder lawsuit. In 2022, Johnson & Johnson announced its plan to globally replace all talc-based powder with cornstarch by 2023.
At DLR Law, we stay updated on the latest developments and leverage our experience to fight for your rights. Contact us today to discuss your case and explore your legal options. Please note that the information provided here is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Consult with a qualified attorney for personalized guidance regarding your specific situation.