There is evidence that Johnson & Johnson knew about a link between some of its talcum powder based products and ovarian cancer. There are a number of lawsuits that have already gone to trial or are underway now in which the plaintiffs accused Johnson & Johnson of knowing that its baby powder and its Shower to Shower products were linked to ovarian cancer. At one of the trials, internal documents showed that Johnson & Johnson suspected a link between its products and cancer, but failed to place a warning on its product packaging.
In the first case that went to trial, the jury awarded the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer and was a long-time user of Johnson & Johnson products $62 million in punitive damages as well as additional money in compensatory damages. According to jury members who were interviewed later, if Johnson & Johnson had placed a warning on its products, the company would not have been held liable for damages.
It’s a sad truth that many companies would rather hide the truth about dangers posed by their products than to let the public know, which could cut into their profits. When a company makes an unsafe product, and then fails to let the public know about the dangers posed by their products, consumers can be injured, sickened, or even killed.
If you believe that your ovarian cancer is linked to your use of talcum powder, it’s important that you speak with an attorney quickly. The attorneys at Kennedy Hodges can help. Call us today at 855-947-0707 to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case. You can also visit our Google+ page.