A jury in St. Louis has awarded a Virginia lady $110.5 million within the newest lawsuit that alleges Johnson & Johnson’s child powder prompted ovarian most cancers.
The ruling final week for 62-year-old Lois Slemp comes after three earlier St. Louis juries awarded a complete of $197 million to plaintiffs who made related claims towards the pharma firm final yr.
The three different jury trials awarded the plaintiffs $72 million, $70.1 million and $55 million.
Johnson & Johnson say its merchandise are secure and plan to enchantment the newest verdict, because it has the opposite three.
LA Times report:
Slemp, who was recognized with ovarian most cancers in 2012, blames her sickness on her use of the corporate’s talcum-containing merchandise for greater than 40 years. Her most cancers has unfold to her liver. Although she was too in poor health to attend the trial, an audiotape of her deposition testimony was performed. In it she mentioned, “I trusted Johnson & Johnson. Big mistake.”
Jim Onder, one in all her attorneys, mentioned Friday that Slemp was “thrilled” when the decision was shared together with her in a telephone name and that she hoped it will “send a message.” He mentioned she is just too sick to speak to reporters.
Johnson & Johnson, based mostly in Brunswick, N.J., mentioned in an announcement that it will enchantment and disputed the scientific proof behind the plaintiffs’ allegations. The firm additionally famous that a St. Louis jury present in its favor in March and that two instances in New Jersey had been thrown out by a decide who mentioned there wasn’t dependable proof that talc results in ovarian most cancers.
“We are preparing for additional trials this year, and we will continue to defend the safety of Johnson’s Baby Powder,” the assertion mentioned.