STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
Missouri Jury Awards $55 Million in Talc-Based Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit
May 2, 2016
ST. LOUIS –– For the second time in two months, a Missouri state court jury has found for the plaintiffs in a talc-based powder exposure trial, awarding $55 million to a woman who contended that she developed endometrioid cancer as a result of using Johnson & Johnson’s product, HarrisMartin Publishing was the first to report.
The Missouri Circuit Court for St. Louis City reached the verdict on May 2, after having deliberated for just over one day.
Sources told HarrisMartin that the $55 million award included $5 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages. Jurors entered punitive ...