Daniels vs Johnson & Johnson
Nora Daniels, 56, of Columbia, Tenn., was diagnosed with Stage II ovarian cancer following 35 years of genital applications of talc-containing products manufactured and marketed by Johnson & Johnson, which include Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. Following her diagnosis, surgeons removed a grapefruit-sized tumor, which was found to contain talc particles.
In the fourth lawsuit to be tried in St. Louis circuit court, jurors found defendants Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America not liable for damages. The case is captioned Valerie Swann, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. case number 1422-CC09326-01 in Missouri’s 22nd Judicial Circuit Court.
“While we are disappointed with the outcome, on behalf of our team and Ms. Daniels we want to express our appreciation to the jury for their service and consideration during this long and complex trial,” said Beasley Allen partner Ted Meadows following the verdict. “We continue to maintain that the association between genital talc usage and ovarian cancer remains an issue of public health and demands that consumers be warned of the specific risks. She was among multiple possible plaintiffs selected by the defense for this trial. As always, we will learn from the experience of this trial, and we are committed to carrying the fight forward with the legal claims of thousands of innocent victims whose lives have been shattered by ovarian cancer. We look forward to the upcoming trial in April, which has its own distinctive set of claims and circumstances.”
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