For decades, Illinois families trusted Johnson & Johnson implicitly. Parents sprinkled their babies daily during diaper changes with a fragrant and iconic white powder. Women in Illinois used it every day to stay fresh and dry. We all trusted in the carefully-crafted image of Johnson’s Baby Powder: safe, reliable, every-day comfort.
But all along, since at least 1970, executives at J&J knew something women in Illinois didn’t: their talcum powder contained asbestos, which causes cancer. By keeping this secret—by lying, concealing, distracting and denying—J&J has caused hundreds of thousands of women to suffer unnecessarily. Countless families including some in Illinois have lost their mother, grandmother, aunt, sister; thousands of women have died. A paper trail of memos and internal communications show that executives worried about the risk of baby powder cancer but consistently chose profits over the safety of Illinois consumers.
The tide has turned against Johnson & Johnson. The Illinois public knows that Johnson’s Baby Powder causes ovarian cancer, and families in Illinois are uniting with others around the U.S. to hold this corporate giant accountable for decades of deceit and harm. Filing a talcum powder cancer lawsuit brings Illinois women and their family members compensation for the pain, suffering, medical expenses, and loss brought about by baby powder ovarian cancer and corporate greed.
This website includes the most up-to-date talcum powder cancer lawsuit information for Illinois residents from leading national talcum powder attorneys at The Onder Law Firm. OnderLaw has won over $300 million in four talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits in St. Louis to date and other law firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation.
Gloria Ristesund of South Dakota was a plaintiff in the first of the talcum powder lawsuits resulting in compensation. Ristesund was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower for routine feminine hygiene over the course of four decades. Ristesund underwent a hysterectomy and her cancer went into remission. Agreeing with Ristesund’s claims that her ovarian cancer was linked to using talcum powder and that Johnson & Johnson had been aware of the risk yet neglected to warn consumers, the jury awarded $55 million in compensatory and punitive damages in a 2017 trial. Read full information on filing talcum powder lawsuits for Illinois residents.
Women and the family members of women in Illinois who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have a history of using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products frequently contact our firm with questions about filing a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit. Our attorneys have compiled a list of talcum powder lawsuit FAQs for Illinois residents, answering the questions we receive most often. Common talcum powder lawsuit questions include: Who is eligible to file a talcum powder lawsuit for ovarian cancer in Illinois? and What are the time limits for talcum powder cancer lawsuit claims in Illinois? Read full answers to Illinois talcum powder cancer lawsuit frequently asked questions.
Our baby powder cancer attorneys serving Illinois have won multiple major lawsuits on behalf of women and their families from around the United States. One example is Lois Slemp, 62, of Virginia, whose case resulted in a 2017 verdict exceeding $110 million. Like so many women in Illinois, Ms. Slemp used talcum powder daily for more than four decades, throughout which time J&J executives were aware of the risk of talcum powder ovarian cancer yet never Illinois consumers. Our talcum powder attorney team serving Illinois is committed to achieving justice on behalf of women who have been harmed, holding Johnson & Johnson accountable for choosing profits over human life. Access your free, no-obligation case review and read full information from our talcum powder lawyers serving Illinois women.
The talcum powder ovarian cancer trial of Jackie Fox also resulted in a winning verdict, though sadly after Ms. Fox’s death. Ms. Fox was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 following decades of talcum powder use. In 2016, our talcum powder ovarian cancer attorneys now serving Illinois proved that Johnson & Johnson had been aware of the risks posed by its talcum powder products, yet concealed the dangers from the public. The jury foreman, Krista Smith, explained that evidence presented against Johnson and Johnson made it, “really clear they were hiding something.” After deliberating for just four hours, the jury awarded $72 million in talcum powder ovarian cancer damages. This early case served to bring public attention in Illinois to the talcum powder ovarian cancer danger; more than 12,000 talcum powder ovarian cancer cases have now been filed against Johnson & Johnson since. Read full information on talcum powder ovarian cancer in Illinois.
Through our winning verdicts, the Onder Law Firm has been able to prove that Johnson & Johnson was not only aware of the risk posed by talcum powder cancer and chose not to issue talcum powder cancer warnings, but worked to actively withhold the truth from the residents of Illinois and the American public to protect the reputation of its talcum powder products. Our firm has become the largest force in sharing talcum powder ovarian cancer warning information with citizens in Illinois and around the U.S., beginning with a public awareness campaign in 2013. Despite J&J’s repeated denial of the dangers of ovarian cancer from talcum powder, our firm has steadfastly worked to educate women in Illinois and beyond on the scientific research that has accumulated over four decades. Read comprehensive talcum powder ovarian cancer warning information for Illinois residents.