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$70 Million Awarded against Johnson & Johnson in Third Jury Verdict

Posted by Sarah Showard | Oct 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

ST. LOUIS - A major victory for a plaintiff in the Johnson & Johnson talcum powder litigation took place yesterday, with a jury awarding $70.075 million to Ms. Deborah Giannecchini. This is the third substantial talc verdict against J&J this year--other huge losses have taken place, with damages awarded to plaintiffs in two separate verdicts in the amount of $55 million and $72 million.

It was reported that the most compelling evidence in this case was the written communication between Johnson and Johnson and Imerys (J&J's talc supplier), which "proved that the company was aware of the dangers for over 30 years." One in 70 women get ovarian cancer, and studies have shown that women who use talc-containing products as part of their feminine hygiene every day run a 30-60% increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. The product is still being sold. Ted Meadows, one of the lead litigators for the plaintiff asked, "When is enough going to be enough?"

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Sarah Showard

Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women's Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990. Sarah has a son, Benjamin, who recently graduated from The Gregory School and will attend ASU in the fall, with future plans to attend law school and eventually join Showard Law Firm. In her spare time Sarah enjoys horseback riding and spending time in Sonoita with her husband Peter.

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