Via America’s Lawyer: Guest host, Farron Cousins, highlights a $110 million award for a woman who claimed her use of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder caused her ovarian cancer.

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Finally tonight, another major victory for the victims of Johnson and Johnson’s talcum powder scandal. As we’ve reported previously on the show, J&J has lost multiple lawsuits filed by women who claim they developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder for feminine hygiene.

Well now a Missouri judge has just ordered J&J to pay $110 million dollars to Virginia resident, Lois Slemp. Slemp says she used talc-powder for decades and is now undergoing chemotherapy for ovarian cancer — which has spread to her liver. The jury found that J&J failed to adequately warn women about the potential link between their talc-powder and ovarian cancer.

There are currently almost twenty four hundred pending lawsuits against J&J and this is the fourth major victory against the company in the last year by women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The previous lawsuits saw verdicts ranging from $55 million to $72 million, and this record amount shows that civilian juries will continue to hold the pharmaceutical industry accountable for not disclosing the full risks of its products.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced