St. Louis court upholds $55 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson as third talcum powder bellwether trial gets underway

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by Michael Heygood

The third bellwether trial in the hundreds of talcum powder lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson recently got underway in Missouri. A St. Louis court recently upheld a $55 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson from the second talcum powder bellwether trial, the second consecutive multi-million dollar verdict against the pharmaceutical giant in the talcum powder litigation.

The bellwether case currently being tried against Johnson & Johnson was filed by Deborah Giannecchini, a 46 year old woman who was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer after years of using the company’s talcum powder products. According to her lawsuit, Giannecchini was forced to have her ovaries, her spleen, and part of her stomach removed as a result of her cancer diagnosis. Giannecchini has only a few years of life expectancy as a result of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

In September, the Missouri 22nd Judicial Circuit Court for St. Louis City upheld a $55 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in the second talcum powder bellwether trial in St. Louis. The lawsuit was filed by a woman who underwent a total hysterectomy after she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer from using talcum powder products sold by Johnson & Johnson.

The $55 million verdict was the second consecutive multi-million dollar damages award against Johnson & Johnson in the talcum powder litigation. In February, another jury in St. Louis awarded $72 million in damages to the family of an Alabama woman who died from ovarian cancer. The lawsuit alleged that the women developed cancer after years of using Johnson’s Baby Powder, Shower to Shower, and other Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products for feminine hygiene.

Johnson & Johnson is facing at least 1,800 additional lawsuits in state and federal court by women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder. Johnson & Johnson is also facing lawsuits filed on behalf of women who were diagnosed with uterine cancer (also known as endometrial cancer) after using talcum powder products sold by the company.

Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer or Uterine Cancer? You May Qualify to File a Lawsuit.

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or uterine cancer after using talcum powder products for feminine hygiene, you may qualify to file a lawsuit. The first step in taking legal action is to talk with a law firm whose attorneys have the experience and knowledge in product liability cases to advise you regarding your legal rights and guide you through the process of filing a case.

The lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson are currently representing more than 150 women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder for feminine hygiene. Our attorneys have also filed hundreds of claims on behalf of consumers who were injured by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, and other consumer products.

Heygood, Orr & Pearson has taken on some of the largest corporations in the world on behalf of our clients. Our firm believes that when consumers are injured by negligence – whether by a multinational corporation or a single individual – they should be entitle to have their legal interests represented in a court of law.

Heygood, Orr & Pearson also has the financial resources to handle personal injury and product liability cases from start to finish. In many instances, our firm has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in a case in order to take it to trial on behalf of our clients. At Heygood, Orr & Pearson, we are committed to achieving justice for our clients, whatever the cost.

For a free legal consultation to learn more about whether you may qualify to file a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson or other talcum powder manufacturers, contact Heygood, Orr & Pearson by calling toll-free at 1-877-446-9001. You can also reach us by following the link to our free case evaluation form and answering a few brief questions about your case to get started.