Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend issued the following announcement on Jan. 3.
A Missouri judge has recently upheld the award of 4.7 billion dollars in damages to twenty-two victims of ovarian cancer against Johnson & Johnson. This case stems from Johnson & Johnson having produced talc powder for decades, encouraging its use in women and children, all the while knowing of its contamination with asbestos. Company communications reveal both Johnson & Johnson's knowledge of the contamination, and of the health threats posed by asbestos. Citing the "reprehensible conduct" of the manufacturer, the judge upheld the judgment as being supported by the evidence adduced at trial.
Exposure to the contaminated talc over extended periods has been linked to the development of ovarian cancer in women, and documentation from Johnson & Johnson confirms its awareness of potential health risks. Productsthat are manufactured or marketed with unsafe conditions can result in harm to consumers. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and has been a talc user, contact Benny Agosto, Jr. at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz.
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