In February of 2016 Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72 million in damages to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer linked to her use of the company’s talcum powder for feminine hygiene. Jacqueline Fox used Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products for 35 years before being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She passed away in October 2015 at the age of 62.
Evidence presented in the lawsuit suggests that Johnson & Johnson knew that talc posed a cancer risk as far back as the early 1980s. The company purposefully concealed these findings in order to protect corporate profits. The jury in the case found Johnson & Johnson liable for fraud, negligence, and conspiracy.
The use of talcum powder products for feminine hygiene has been common for decades while corporations have concealed its harmful effects, and thousands of women are paying the price with their health, and even their lives. If you or a loved one has developed cancer following the use of talc, you may be entitled to compensation. Geoff McDonald and Associates are committed protecting consumers from harmful corporate negligence and fraud. Contact us today at (804) 888-8888 for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case.