$70M Cosmetic Talc Verdict in St. Louis: Ovarian Cancershoke2013
After a three week trial, on October 27, 2016, a St. Louis, Missouri jury found Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America, Inc. liable for a plaintiff’s ovarian cancer allegedly caused by talc and awarded the plaintiff $70,075,000. The allegations were that talc itself, and not asbestos-contaminated talc, caused the alleged injuries. The jury awarded $575,000 in economic damages and $2 million in compensatory damages against the defendants. The jury also awarded punitive damages: $65 million against Johnson & Johnson and $2.5 million against Imerys Talc. This verdict was in addition to the previous $72M and $55M verdicts against Johnson & Johnson in the same jurisdiction. The plaintiff was represented by Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.; Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, LLC; and The Smith Law Firm. Hogans v. Johnson & Johnson, No. 1422-CC0901202 (Mo. Cir. Ct., St. Louis City). Click here for more information.