Joanne Anderson v. Johnson & Johnson et al - $25. 7 Million Verdict (May 2018) In May 2018, a Los Angeles jury awarded $21. 7 million in compensatory damages and $4 million in punitive damages to Joanne Anderson, a 68-year-old woman who has mesothelioma. Ms. Anderson claimed that frequent use of Johnson's Baby Powder caused her to contract the disease.
Stephen Lanzo v. Johnson & Johnson - $117 Million Verdict (April 2018) In April 2018, a New Jersey jury awarded $80 million in punitive damages and $37 million in compensatory damages to investment banker Stephen Lanzo and his wife. Mr. Lanzo claimed that he contracted mesothelioma after more than 30 years of using Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products.
Johnson & Johnson argued that Mr. Lanzo must have encountered asbestos in his childhood home or his school, and that these locations were to blame for his mesothelioma. The jury disagreed, giving Mr. Lanzo and his wife a jaw-dropping $117 million. Johnson & Johnson appealed the verdict, but a New Jersey state judge upheld it.
Johnson & Johnson - $110 Million Verdict (May 2017) In May 2017, a St. Louis jury awarded $110 million to Lois Slemp (62) of Wise, Virginia. Ms. Slemp alleged that her regular use of Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products over a 40-year span caused her to develop ovarian cancer, which then spread to her liver.
Slemp also alleged that Johnson's Baby Powder contained asbestos, which the company denied. The jury emphatically sided with Ms. Slemp. Of the $110 million award, $105 million were were punitive damages. Ms. Slemp's attorney, Ted Meadows, said, "Once again we’ve shown that these companies ignored the scientific evidence and continue to deny their responsibilities to the women of America.
Deborah Giannecchini v. Johnson & Johnson - $70 Million Verdict (Oct. 2016) In October 2016, a St. Louis jury awarded $70 million to Deborah Giannecchini of Modesto, CA. Ms. Giannecchini developed ovarian cancer in 2012 after many years of using Johnson's Baby Powder. The plaintiff's attorney, Jim Onder, said that by issuing this verdict, the jury "once again reaffirmed the need for Johnson & Johnson to warn the public of the ovarian cancer risk associated with its product." But Johnson & Johnson once again vowed to appeal, "because we are guided by the science, which supports the safety of Johnson's Baby Powder." Gloria Ristesund v.
Ms. Ristesund had to have a hysterectomy and other surgeries. The jury awarded her $55 million: $50 million for punitive damages, and $5 million for compensatory damages. But Johnson & Johnson successfully appealed this verdict in June 2018. Talcum Powder Lawsuit Eligibility If you or a loved one has contracted ovarian cancer or mesothelioma after using talc-based products, you may be owed money for the following: Pain and suffering Medical bills Lost wages Funeral expenses (in the case of a loved one’s death) attorneys operate on contingency, which means We accept a fixed percentage (typically one-third) of the recovery.
These cases are time-sensitive, so it is crucial that you reach out to us as soon as possible to determine if you are eligible for compensation.
This page is about the class action talcum powder lawsuit. Immediately below we provide the latest news and updates in the talcum powder litigation. Our talc powder lawyers also discuss the expected settlement amounts victims can expect for compensation and when these lawsuits should resolve. There are now 35,779 talcum powder lawsuits filed in the MDL class action.
If you think talc baby powder might be linked to your ovarian cancer, call a talc powder lawyer today. Call us or call someone else. But you do not want the statute of limitation to pass and lose youcr rights to bring a lawsuit against Johnson and Johnson in the future.
Three plaintiffs also lost another J&J baby powder lawsuit in St. Louis last week (in the same courthouse that awarded $4. 7 billion in a talc case three years ago. So that is three talc powder losses for victims in 2021 and two in the last week. There is another case in trial right now in a Georgia state court that will hopefully yield a better outcome.
In the latest ongoing talc trial (this one in St. Clair County, Illinois) the trial judge held defendant Johnson & Johnson in contempt after one of the companies top executives, Dr. Susan Nichols, refused to appear in court for cross-examination after testifying for the defense. The judge struck Nicolson's testimony from the record and allow the plaintiffs to instruct the jury on what would have been established on cross-exam.