Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 7, 2018 ~ The Charleston, SC Post Courier has produced an excellent, thoroughly researched story on the talcum powder connection to ovarian cancer.
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.
A link to the story can be found here.