Third Claim million allocated for cancer talc

Gepubliceerd op 28 oktober 2016 om 10:44

For the third time Johnson & Johnson must pay millions of dollars because a woman had ovarian cancer by using talcum powder from the company.


According to the jury, it is proved that the woman from California has gotten her ovarian cancer because they used the talcum powder on her genitals. Manufacturer Johnson & Johnson is alleged that there has not been warned of the risk, while all risks are known since the 70's.

70 million

Deborah Giannecchini had ovarian cancer in 2012 and is one of the hundreds of women who say that it is due to the use of talcum powder. Johnson & Johnson needs her now pay more than $ 70 million. In two other cases, the court awarded damages of 72 and 55 million dollars. In one of these cases involved a woman who was already deceased.

Johnson & Johnson is committed not to pronunciation down and appeals. According to the company, scientific research has shown several times that the talc is safe and there is no evidence that ovarian cancer is actually caused by the talc. In two other lawsuits in New Jersey got the right business right.

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