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LOS ANGELES – The first talcum powder case against Johnson & Johnson to proceed to trial in California resulted in a massive verdict for the Plaintiff. The jury, following a three-week trial and more than two days of deliberations, returned with a verdict of $417 million for the Plaintiff. The lawsuit was brought by Eva Echeverria, a 63-year-old woman from Los Angeles.

Ms. Echeverria had been using J&J’s baby powder on a daily basis as part of her feminine hygiene routine since she was 11 years old. She subsequently developed ovarian cancer and is now terminal.

The jury found there was a connection between talc and her ovarian cancer and awarded her $70 million in compensatory damages.  The jury also determined that Johnson & Johnson knew about the links to cancer, but continued to promote its use and conceal its risks.  For that behavior, the jury awarded an additional $347 million in punitive damages.

To date, the company faces more than 5,000 lawsuits over its talc products. It has also lost four cases that have proceeded to trial in Missouri resulting in more than $300 million in plaintiff verdicts.

Johnson & Johnson, which earned a profit of $16.5 billion last year, said that it will appeal the jury’s decision.

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If you or a loved one have developed ovarian cancer after long-term use of talcum-based hygiene products, the attorneys at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, are available to help you make sure that companies like J&J are held accountable for allowing such a dangerous product to be on the market.

Do not hesitate to contact one of our Ohio talcum powder lawyers today.

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