Posted by Sarah Showard | Apr 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

 A second trial began this week against Johnson & Johnson by a woman who developed ovarian cancer following years of using baby powder on her genitals.

Gloria Ristesund was diagnosed with endometrioid ovarian cancer in 2011 at the age of 57.  She alleges that use of the talc increased her risk of ovarian cancer by 214 percent.  Her attorney told jurors that J&J had been warned about the link between its product and ovarian cancer for over 40 years yet no warnings were issued and the company prevented regulation for the sake of profit. 

This trial follows a February trial in which Johnson & Johnson was hit with a $72 Million verdict for the death of Jacqueline Fox, a longtime user of talcum powder. 

Showard Law Firm is Tucson's local law firm for drug and medical device claims and is currently accepting Talc claims.  Contact us today for a free consultation at 622-3344.

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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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