Another Day Another Verdict

Posted by JTB Law Group, LLC on Friday, October 28th, 2016


Albert Einstein once said insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different result.  Johnson & Johnson has disregarded the wisdom of the genius and instead tripled down on a defense of its talcum powder with a campaign of deceit and dishonesty that they’re selling, but juries just aren’t buying.

In the latest Talcum trial the jury once again reaffirmed that Johnson & Johnson knew and hid the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer.  For the third straight verdict in St. Louis a jury determined that there was talcum-ovarian cancer link and that Johnson & Johnson tried to bury it internally.

This week a jury awarded $70.075 million to Ms. Deborah Giannecchini for having to endure ovarian cancer after long term baby powder usage in the genital region. This is the third talcum verdict this year with the other two separate verdicts in the amount of $55 million and $72 million.

Juries are seeing through J & J’s razor thin defense which is even though there is statistical proof that there is a correlation between the usage of talcum powder and cancer, since scientifically the plaintiff can’t definitively articulate why that link exists the plaintiff should lose.  Think about that. That’s a new standard they are seeking to introduce, in which you don’t need to prove that they are responsible for it happening, but prove the mechanism behind it which may not always be available.  By this logic, fingerprint evidence should not be able to be used.  There’s no way to prove for sure that no two fingerprints are ever the same, but it is accepted as a truth.  If every time you eat hot sauce you have to go to the bathroom, there may be no science behind the cause and effect, but there is still a cause and effect.   What’s tragic in this cause is the cause of the talcum is causing an effect of cancer and Johnson & Johnson refuses to warn women of the risk.

At some point this must be considered severe corporate malfeasance and shareholders along with the victims of the product should hold the executives accountable for their outright conduct leading to families being devastated through enduring ovarian cancer or passing away from it.

Don’t just take my word for what’s going on, consider the testimony of Johnson & Johnson’s own employee at the trial who indicated, that J & J employees were told to disregard evidence of the link and further to alter consumer complaints regarding it!

After three verdicts establishing the link J &J’s conduct about enabling sales of a product that is linked to ovarian cancer without warning women of it is bordering on criminal.  They can ignore me, and ignore the thousands of women who now have ovarian cancer because of this and issue whatever propaganda they want, but to ignore the wisdom of Einstein is nothing but arrogance at the public’s expense.

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