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Johnson & Johnson not liable for Illinois woman's death in Talcum Powder case
Talcum powder lawsuits are claims that baby powder manufacturers knew that their talc contained asbestos and could result in mesothelioma and ovarian cancer, but did nothing to warn consumers about the risk.
Talc products which are implicated in ovarian cancer lawsuits
● Johnson’s Baby Powder
● Shower to Shower
● Gold Bond No Mess Power Spray
● Gold Bond Body Powder
● Gold Bond Extra Strength Body Powder
Many cases has been filed against Johnson & Johnson for talcum powder. In recent years jury verdicts have awarded billions of dollars to talcum powder victims. The story of Johnson & Johnson’s legal fight over talc cancer claims has on another level or coming up with a twist.
According to the sources, an Illinois jury on Friday refused to hold Johnson & Johnson liable for a woman's death from ovarian cancer. Women named Discroll died in September 2016, after eighteen months diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Relatives of the late Elizabeth Driscoll had sought up to $50 million in damages in which they are claiming that the company knew that both its baby powder and its Shower to Shower products were unsafe and dangerous. The lawsuit was actually brought by her niece Colleen Cadagin in 2018, who oversees Driscoll’s estate.
However, the results were in the favor of Johnson & Johnson after a three-week trial. Although the company said that the verdict reflected the science and facts of the situation, Johnson & Johnson also expressed their deepest sympathy for anyone suffering from cancer.
According to the research in 2020, Johnson & Johnson set aside $3.9 billion for legal expenses only for talc-related liabilities such as this one. Recently as the statement says, they face around 34,600 lawsuits over its talc-based powders. Leigh O’Dell, who represented Elizabeth Discroll’s family in the case, said that there is overwhelming evidence that links genital talc to ovarian cancers.
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