By Associated Press | PUBLISHED: December 20, 2018 at 4:45 pm | UPDATED: December 20, 2018 at 4:53 pm ST. LOUIS — A Missouri judge denied Johnson & Johnson’s bid to overturn a $4.7 billion jury verdict awarded to nearly two dozen women who said the company’s talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer. St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison, in a ruling Wednesday, cited evidence of what he called “particularly reprehensible conduct” by Johnson & Johnson. Burlison wrote that “defendants knew of the presence of asbestos in products that they knowingly targeted for sale to mothers and babies, knew of the damage their products caused, and misrepresented the safety of these products for decades.” A jury in July awarded $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages to 22 women and their families after a six-week trial. The lawsuit is among many filed on behalf of thousands of women who claim Johnson & … [Read more...] about Judge refuses to overturn $4.7 billion talc powder verdict
Talcum powder and ovarian cancer lawsuit
Bailey Lipschultz and Joshua Fineman, Bloomberg Published 8:56 am PST, Friday, December 14, 2018 Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder, a brand of talcum power. Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder, a brand of talcum power. Photo: TONY CENICOLA, NYT Photo: TONY CENICOLA, NYT Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder, a brand of talcum power. Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder, a brand of talcum power. Photo: TONY CENICOLA, NYT Johnson & Johnson shares sink after report on asbestos contamination of baby powder 1 / 3 Back to Gallery (Bloomberg) -- Johnson & Johnson’s drop of 11 percent in Friday’s trading may bring on deja vu for … [Read more...] about Johnson & Johnson shares sink after report on asbestos
Last week, a jury in Missouri awarded 22 women $4.7 billion in a case that linked Johnson & Johnson baby powder to asbestos and ovarian cancer. The company announced it would appeal and issued this statement: “Johnson & Johnson remains confident that its products do not contain asbestos and do not cause ovarian cancer and intends to pursue all available appellate remedies,” spokeswoman Carol Goodrich said. Ingredients in baby powder have been linked legally to ovarian cancer. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images What does this mean to women who use baby powder as a moisture absorber in delicate areas?Dr. Angela Kueck, gynecologic oncologist with St. David’s North Austin Medical Center and Texas Oncology, says she definitely has patients asking her about the case and other cases and baby powder, and she has patients with ovarian cancer who believe the baby powder they used might be the cause, but she cautions them, “In reality, it’s hard to … [Read more...] about Should women still use baby powder after Johnson & Johnson lawsuit?
Updated 9:15 am CDT, Friday, July 13, 2018 Photo: Jeff Chiu, STF / Associated Press Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this April 15, 2011 file photo, a bottle of Johnson's baby powder is displayed in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) FILE - In this April 15, 2011 file photo, a bottle of Johnson's baby powder is displayed in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) Photo: Jeff Chiu, STF / Associated Press Nearly $4.7 billion awarded in baby powder lawsuit 1 / 1 Back to Gallery ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis jury on Thursday awarded nearly $4.7 billion in total damages to 22 women and their families after they claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer in the first case against the company that focused on asbestos in the powder. The … [Read more...] about Nearly $4.7 billion awarded in baby powder lawsuit