Talcum Powder Verdict discussed on WSFA

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A landmark verdict against Johnson & Johnson found the consumer products giant liable for the ovarian cancer death of Jacqueline Fox, saying the company’s talcum powder products were to blame. Ms. Fox died in October 2015. She used Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Body Powder for 35 years. Beasley Allen Principal & Founder Jere Beasley told WSFA that the jury heard evidence that Johnson & Johnson knew of the increased risk of ovarian cancer for women who use talc products for feminine hygiene, but failed to warn consumers. “Every woman has the right to make an informed decision,” Mr. Beasley said. “But they’ve got to have the information before they can do it.” The jury awarded Ms. Fox’s family $10 million in actual damages, and $62 million in punitive damages, $1 million for every year of her life.

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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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