Johnson & Johnson Wins Verdict In Ovarian Talc Case

Mar 4, 2017 | Talc, Toxic Tort

On March 3, 2017, a St. Louis, Missouri jury returned a verdict in favor of defendants Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc in a lawsuit filed by Nora Daniels, in which she claimed that talc in the Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder product caused her ovarian cancer. Ms. Daniels, a 55 year old mother of two, allegedly used the Baby Powder product daily from 1978 to 2013. Her attorneys claimed that Johnson & Johnson knew that its talc products caused ovarian cancer, but failed to provide warning labels or otherwise discontinue the use of talc in its products. The trial began on February 3, 2017 and the jury began deliberations on March 2, 2017. Less than a day later, by a vote of 11-1, the jury found that there was not enough scientific or medical knowledge about the alleged link between talc and ovarian cancer such that Johnson & Johnson should have placed a warning on the Baby Powder product used by Ms. Daniels.

The verdict in favor of Johnson & Johnson comes after the company was hit with verdicts of $55 million, $67.5 million, and $72 million in 2016, all from claims related to talc-containing products. All of the verdicts were returned by juries in St. Louis, Missouri. The verdict in favor of Johnson & Johnson and Imerys, though, is unlikely to quell the number of cases being filed nationwide for claims related to talc products and ovarian cancer. There are currently hundreds of cases pending in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Numerous manufacturers and sellers of talc-based products are finding themselves accused of conspiring to suppress information about the dangers of their products or acting negligently in failing to warn consumers.

The attorneys at CMBG3 Law LLC have represented clients in talc, products liability, and toxic tort matters for many years.

We provide the most current advice by staying informed of legal, scientific and medical developments regarding a wide variety of substances and products, including talc-containing products, used by consumers every day. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact John Gardella (email him or 617-936-4353, ext. 204) or Jeniffer A.P. Carson (email her or 617-936-4353, ext. 201).



  1. Fifth Missouri Trial Begins Against Johnson & Johnson In Ovarian Talc Case | CMBG3 Law - […] This case marks the fifth time in Missouri since the beginning of 2016 that an ovarian cancer allegedly due…
  2. Fifth Missouri Trial Ends With $110 Million Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson In Ovarian Talc Case | CMBG3 Law - […] talc case tried to verdict in Missouri against Johnson & Johnson since the beginning of 2016. The most recent…

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



To be notified when a new article is available, please subscribe below.