Benefits of Talcum Powder Lawsuit Loans

Whitney Taylor | March 24th, 2016

talcum powderA Missouri jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay the family of Jaqueline Fox $72 million in damages. Fox’s complaint alleged that her long-term use of the company’s talcum powder caused her to develop ovarian cancer. Fox died three short months before the verdict was handed down.

The jury determined the pharmaceutical giant failed to provide adequate warnings about the cancer risks associated with their talcum powder products, and found J&J liable for fraud and conspiracy.

Plaintiff claims J&J knew about risks

In this complaint, the plaintiff alleged that Johnson & Johnson knew of the risks associated with talcum powder as far back as the 1980s, but did not let the general public know about the association between talcum powder use and a heightened risk of ovarian cancer. Fox claims she used Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products for feminine hygiene purposes for more than 35 years. Three years ago, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which she died from in October 2015.

After Fox’s death, her family took over her case. After four hours of deliberations, the jury awarded the family $10 million in actual damages and $62 million in punitive damages.

Talc ovarian cancer litigation

Fox is not the only one that has filed a lawsuit over the dangers of talcum powder products. In fact, there are around 1,000 cases pending against Johnson & Johnson in Missouri state court and another 200 pending in New Jersey. Most of the plaintiffs have similar allegations, claiming use of talcum powder around their genitals or in their underwear for hygiene purposes led to ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer is a dangerous disease that is often not diagnosed until it is in advanced stages. This leaves the patient with fewer treatment options and a much poorer prognosis. The cost of treating advanced-stage cancer can be astronomical, between the medical bills, lost wages and other economic and non-economic losses suffered.

The long legal process can make restitution slow in coming, even when cases like this could set a precedent for future trials.

Some plaintiffs battling ovarian cancer may not live to see their own day in court. This disease is a deadly one, taking the lives of more than 14,000 women in the U.S. every year.

How pre settlement lawsuit loans can help

Lawsuit loans can help plaintiffs in talcum powder lawsuits get they cash they need while their case resolves in court. Unlike a bank loan, this money is available to plaintiffs without financial risk, as it only has to be repaid if compensation is recovered through a settlement or verdict.

If you need financial assistance now, a pre settlement loan might be the answer. There are no credit checks, no hidden fees and, as a leading legal funding company, we offer some of the industry’s most competitive interest rates.

To start your application, please contact LawStreet Capital today at 1-866-FUND-662.


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