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Jury rules against Johnson & Johnson for product liability

Many consumers in Texas use Johnson & Johnson products. Their talc-based items are very popular feminine hygiene products. One such product became the central focal point of a product liability lawsuit, however, which didn't end so well in court for the manufacturing mogul.

The situation involves a woman who suffered ovarian cancer. She also happens to be a consumer who used Johnson & Johnson's talcum products for decades. The woman filed a lawsuit against the company, requesting that it be held legally accountable for damages as she alleged the talc-based products carried a cancer risk of which she was unaware.

The claim stated that Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn consumers of potential cancer risks associated with its talc-based products -- a risk of which the company was fully aware. In fact, this woman's claim was one of more than 2,000 that were filed against Johnson & Johnson for similar reasons. The jury that deliberated the woman's case ruled in her favor.

The court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $110 million to the injured woman regarding the product liability claim. Using baby powder is obviously not the only way consumers become injured from defective products. Texas residents considering filing injury claims regarding insufficient product warning labels or other products-related matters may seek support by discussing their issues with experienced personal injury attorneys. If an incident has resulted in fatality, a spouse or other immediate family member may act on behalf of a decedent in court.

Source:, "J&J ordered to pay $110M in talc product liability trial", May 5, 2017

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