David v. Goliath, Mississippi style – May 3, 2016
By Patsy R. Brumfield
From Mississippi Today
There's a Mississippi connection to the latest jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson over its talc products: Ridgeland attorney R. Allen Smith is the David going against the health care products giant. On Monday, a St. Louis, Mo., jury ordered Johnson and Johnson to pay $55 million to a woman who claimed use of their talc products caused her ovarian cancer.
J&J Faces 1,000 More Talc-Cancer Suits After Verdict Loss – May 2, 2016
by Margaret Cronin Fisk, Tim Bross and Jef Feeley
Johnson & Johnson must pay $55 million to a 62-year-old South Dakota woman who blamed her ovarian cancer on the company’s talcum powder in the second such trial loss this year. J&J is accused in more than 1,000 lawsuits in state and federal courts of ignoring studies linking its Shower-to-Shower product and Johnson’s Baby Powder to ovarian cancer. Women contend the company knew the risk and failed to warn customers.
I turned down $1M from Johnson & Johnson, and blew the whistle instead – May 2, 2016
From The NY Post
Cosmetics giant Johnson & Johnson was last week ordered by a Missouri jury to pay $72 million in damages to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her decades-long use of the company’s talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products. Ovarian cancer survivor Deane Berg, 58, a physician’s assistant from Sioux Falls, SD, believes the judgment is a great victory. Here, Berg tells The Post’s Jane Ridley her story.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed or died from Ovarian Cancer and has a history of using talcum powder, call The Smith Law Firm, PLLC at (601) 952-1422 for your free and confidential consultation.