The Mississippi personal injury law firm of Porter | Malouf has successfully obtained a jury verdict in the amount of $72 million dollar on behalf of their client, the family of Jacqueline Fox.
The jury award includes $10 million in actual damages and an additional $62 million in punitive damages. In the lawsuit, the family of Jacqueline Fox claimed that her ovarian cancer was caused by her continued use of talcum based products such as Johnson & Johnson baby powder. The jury agreed with the family of Jacqueline Fox and also found Johnson & Johnson guilty of fraud, conspiracy and negligence in this case.
Talcum powder based products such as Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower and Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder are manufactured and sold by Johnson & Johnson.
“When the deadly risk became known within the company, a choice had to be made. They could warn customers of the dangers or use a substitute for talc or hide the risk and keep on selling. Johnson and Johnson chose to hide the risk and keep selling. Ms. Fox and many other women have paid and will pay with their lives.”
– R. Allen Smith, Jr., of The Smith Law Firm in Ridgeland, MS.
The Family Speaks Out About the Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Trial & Verdict
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and you have used products containing talcum powder, call Porter | Malouf to discuss your legal rights and options.
More News Regarding the Trial:
- USA Today – Johnson & Johnson to pay $72M in talcum powder-related cancer case
- The Kansas City Star – Johnson & Johnson talcum powder lawsuit alerts women who didn’t know of possible cancer connection
- ABC News – After Win Against Johnson & Johnson in Talcum Powder Lawsuit, Son Honors His Late Mother
- The New York Post – Johnson & Johnson to pay $72M for cancer death linked to talcum powder
- Bloomberg – J&J Must Pay $72 Million Over Talc Tied to Woman’s Cancer