Talcum Powder discussed on CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley

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A St. Louis jury hit consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson with a $72 million verdict on Feb. 22, finding the company liable for ovarian cancer tied to the use of its talcum powder products. The jury awarded $10 million in actual damages to the family of Jacqueline Fox, who died of ovarian cancer in October 2015 after using Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Body Powder for 35 years. They also awarded $65 million in punitive damages, $1 million for every year of Ms. Fox’s life. Beasley Allen Principal & Founder Jere Beasley talked with CBS News about the verdict, noting that the company was warned for decades about the link between the use of talc for feminine hygiene and the increased risk for ovarian cancer. One of the documents he presented at trial was a memo dated from 1997 in which one of J&J’s own consultants warned the company of studies “… that did show a statistically significant association between hygienic talc use and ovarian cancer.”

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Let your voice be heard and sign the petition to ask Johnson & Johnson to release the internal documents revealing the link between talcum powder and cancer. A St. Louis jury has seen the evidence, which ultimately led them to award a $72 million verdict. Hundreds have signed, but we need thousands – tens of thousands – of signatures to get the industry’s attention. So, please take a brief moment and do something that can change lives forever. Please sign and share the petition with your friends and colleagues, and say to J&J, #TellTheTalcTruth!


Jere L. Beasley, Beasley Allen Founder
Jere Beasley

Jere Beasley, the founding member of Beasley Allen Law Firm, has practiced law as an advocate for victims of wrongdoing since 1962. He was the lead Beasley Allen attorney in the record $11.9 billion award against ExxonMobil Corp. on behalf of the state of Alabama.

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