Leading Boca Raton Personal Injury Law Firm Advocates for Victims of Ovarian Cancer Linked to Talc
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA ‘ Personal injury firm Ged Lawyers, LLP, of Boca Raton, Florida, is now handling lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson for its Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brand talcum powders and their known link to ovarian cancer. Ged Lawyers, LLP has an long and impressive track record of achieving multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for injured victims in personal injury cases.
On Friday, July 13, 2018, a jury awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who sued pharmaceutical and consumer products manufacturer Johnson & Johnson, alleging their ovarian cancer was caused by using its talcum powder. The jury award, which includes $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages, is the largest verdict against the company.
‘This is not the first case brought against Johnson & Johnson concerning the company’s talcum powder products, nor will it be the last,’ said notable personal injury attorney C. Glen Ged, founding partner of Ged Lawyers, LLP. ‘More than 9,000 lawsuits are currently working their way through state and federal courts over the link between Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower talcum powder products and ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson was well aware of a possible link between its products and cancer but did nothing to warn consumers of the potential risks of using their products.’
In 2016, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72 million to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer, which was linked to her long-term use of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder. Talc in its natural form, according to the American Cancer Society, contains asbestos, which can cause cancer. Concerns regarding the safety of talc and its link to ovarian cancer date back to 1971, when scientists discovered talc particles embedded in ovarian and cervical tumor tissue.
‘Anyone who regularly used talcum powder products and has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer should speak to a personal injury lawyer with experience handling these types of cases,’ added Attorney Ged. ‘Going up against a pharmaceutical giant like Johnson & Johnson requires experience, commitment, and determination and a relentless pursuit of what is just and fair for those who have suffered injury or death due to the company’s negligence ‘ exactly what I have been dedicated to for more than three decades.’
Ged Lawyers, LLP, a full-service law firm, has been serving the Florida community since 1995. Headquartered in Boca Raton with offices located throughout the state, Ged Lawyers, LLP is comprised of experienced, skilled trial attorneys with a demonstrated track record of success in securing favorable settlements and courtroom verdicts. For more information about the lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and the services provided by Ged Lawyers, LLP, contact the firm at 561-995-1966 or 844-443-3529 or visit their website at https://www.gedlawyers.com.