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Jury Awards $70 Million in Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit

Another jury has ruled in favor of another talcum powder cancer victim, awarding her substantial damages in her lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. The jury awarded the California woman more than $70 million, agreeing with her that the “negligent conduct” of Johnson & Johnson in production and marketing of its talcum and baby powders resulted in the victim developing ovarian cancer.

Earlier this year, juries in two other talcum powder cancer victim lawsuits also ruled in the victims’ favor. The combined amount of damages was $127 million that Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay for continuing to make and sell powders they knew for decades caused ovarian cancer.

One of the victims was awarded $55 million after testifying that she used the company’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products for more than four decades. When her cancerous ovaries were removed in 2011, a biopsy showed they contained talc. Tragically, the victim of the second lawsuit died from her ovarian cancer. The jury awarded her family $72 million.

Dangers of the use of powders containing talc were first raised in 1971. In 1982, one study confirmed that a woman who used powders containing talc during the time they were ovulating increased their risk of developing ovarian cancer by an astronomical 92 percent. This study was followed by almost two dozen more – all confirming how dangerous talc powder was to women.

Despite the overwhelming evidence from these studies, Johnson & Johnson not only continued to produce their products using talc, they specifically marketed them to women for feminine hygiene – the very thing these powders should not be used for. And they continue to do so to this day.

As of today, approximately 2,000 women or their families have filed lawsuits against the talc powder maker for causing potential death sentences in the form of ovarian cancer. Yet the company still refuses to even put warning labels on their products.

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after regularly using talcum powder products, contact a skilled Virginia talcum powder cancer lawsuit attorney immediately. Our team of experienced personal injury and wrongful death lawyers are investigating and accepting talc powder cancer cases. We may seek to include your case in a talc powder cancer class action, or we could represent you or a loved one individually. Due to the possible statute of limitations placed on filing a talcum powder cancer lawsuit, it is important to contact our office today.

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Virginia Beach personal injury lawyer Ed Booth talks about what to do if you are hurt at a house party.

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Q: If your car breaks down on the side of the interstate should you...

a. Stay in the car
b. Get out of the car and wait for help as far away from the road as possible (on the other side of the guard rail)
c. Start walking for the nearest exit

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Whether in North Carolina or Virginia DUI Accidents Cause Injuries and Death to Innocent Drivers.

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Whenever approaching an accident it is important to reduce speed and  move over into the left lane.  Otherwise a secondary accident and injuries may occur.

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If you are injured while a passenger in a car accident you may be able to recover from the at-fault driver.

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Did you know that asbestos can be naturally occurring in soil in Virginia?  Approximately 10.5 square miles of Fairfax County, VA, a highly populated area adjacent to Washington, DC, contains "problem soils"

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As Virginia Beach car accident injury lawyers we urge people to increase their own uninsured/under-insured insurance policy to protect themselves from accidents like these.  Click the link to read about a similar case we handled. http://bit.ly/1ZDu3MQ

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Ed Booth, along with co-counsel, obtained a huge $3.5 million jury verdict for a middle school teacher who was seriously injured by a drunk driver in Newport News.
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