US Pharma Johnson & Johnson Loses $110mn Talc Cancer Case

The manufacturers of disease and drugs are working together. When the media is not effective in convincing you to patronize the whole enterprise, your government will make sure that you do. But sometimes, a crack within the system might allow the light to shine through.

US Pharma Johnson & Johnson Loses $110mn Talc Cancer Case

5 May, 2017 14:39

A court in St. Louis, Missouri has ordered the US pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay over $110 million to a Virginia woman, who claims she developed ovarian cancer after decades of using its talcum powder.

The verdict is the largest for J&J among nearly 2,400 current lawsuits accusing the company of insufficient warning to consumers about cancer risks connected to products containing talc.

Most of those suits have been filed in St. Louis. The company has already faced four previous trials, three of which resulted in $197 million verdicts against J&J and its talc supplier.

Lois Slemp won her case against J&J and Imerys Talc. She is currently receiving chemotherapy, as ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2012 has returned and affected her liver.

According to Ms. Slemp, cancer developed following four decades of using talc-based products manufactured by the companies, including J&J’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Powder.

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This fine will of course be peanuts from their lunch money basically & will anything be done? Will they be made to withdraw the said product? I doubt it. And in the meanwhile millions of innocent folk who trust these corporations implicitly will be quietly killing their loved ones with what they think is kindness.

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