Talcum Powder Lawsuits Continue

Johnson and Johnson is once again under the gun for a product and this time it is the houehold staple Johson and Johnson's Baby Powder. Who would have believed it. Additional lawsuits are being added to the ongoing MDL.

Four additional talcum powder cancer lawsuits claiming ovarian cancer have been sent  to the multidistrict litigation in New Jersey. A multidistrict litigation  consolidates large numbers of similar lawsuits for easier management under one judge for pre-trial discovery and bell weather trials. Thousands of talcum powder  ovarian cancer lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson in state and federal courts nationwide.

Missouri's 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis, Missouri has  approximately 1,000 talcum powder cases and similar complaints are pending in New Jersey, Delaware and California. More talcum powder lawsuits were consolidated in New Jersey MDL 2738.

Recent jury verdicts against Johnson & Johnson for talcum powder lawsuits have been high, awarding millions of dollars to victims.

In May 2017, a St. Louis jury delivered a $110.5 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a talcum powder lawsuit filed by Lois Slemp of Virginia, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

After the recent $110.5 million verdict, J & J posted a statement on its website:

Johnson and Johnson can add it's talcum powder products to the long list including vaginal mesh, hernia mesh, and other products. It is important for physicians to understand these anre not medical malpractice or store negligence  lawsuits but, product liability lawsuits against the manufacturer.Baby Powder. Who would have believed it.