Focusing on South Carolina woman Alishia Landrum, 46, the article says she is one of thousands of women who have filed product liability lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson. The healthcare giant denies the link, but jurors who have listened in court have awarded nearly $1 billion to injured plaintiffs, many who do not survive ovarian cancer.
To further add insult to injury, J&J attorneys paint plaintiffs as greedy opportunists, looking to make a dollar on their disease.
Many women have used Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder, and Shower to Shower for decades for personal hygiene. Jurors have heard how the company discussed a cancer link in internal documents, which targeting specifically larger, Southern women in their ads for the talcum powder.
Juries so far have delivered verdicts such as $72 million, $55 million, $110 million $417 million. Some have been overturned, all are on appeal.
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