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Bid To Overturn A Verdict On Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits Denied

Pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson has recently filed a bid to overturn the $70 million verdict that was awarded to the plaintiff in Missouri's third ovarian cancer trial. However, Missouri's 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis reportedly denied all of the post-trial motions filed by Johnson & Johnson which included seeking a new judgment, new trial, and a significant reduction in the punitive damages awarded to the plaintiff.

"There are a number of women who have filed claims and many who have won against the pharmaceutical company," says a representative of, a website that offers information to women about talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits. "There are currently more than 3,000 cases filed in courts around the United States for this very reason."

The cases filed all claim that using Johnson & Johnson products with talc powder for a long period of time on the genital area has led to the development of ovarian cancer. In the third trial in Missouri that was concluded in October 2016, a 62 year old woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 claimed that she used baby powder from Johnson & Johnson regularly for years as part of her feminine hygiene routine.

This is the fourth talcum powder lawsuit to be convened in Missouri's Circuit Court over the past twelve months. In only one trial, the jury found in favor of Johnson & Johnson. In the other two trials, compensation was awarded to the plaintiffs in the amounts of $72 million and $55 million. In this fourth trial, Johnson & Johnson was also held responsible. The company then filed to have those punitive damages lowered and the courts have refused.

"These women are suffering," says the spokesperson for "In some cases, women have died, allegedly from using the products that were marketed to be good for them and the company marketing it should be held accountable."

Women who have used talc based products for feminine hygiene and who have developed ovarian cancer following regular use may be entitled to file their own lawsuit. More information about filing a claim can be found at



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