A recent jury verdict in St. Louis resulted in the interview of the Holland Law Firm’s founding partner, Eric Holland, by CBS News in Los Angeles. The verdict, for $72 million in actual and punitive damages, was returned by a jury in the 22nd Judicial Circuit of the State of Missouri, which is in the City of St. Louis. CBS News sought comment from Holland about the case due to his handling of similar litigation in the same court, just two blocks from the Holland Law Firm.
The verdict was returned by a St. Louis jury for the death of a long-time user of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Johnson & Johnson Shower-to-Shower products in the genital area which the jury concluded caused her ovarian cancer. Evidence at trial demonstrated notice dating back to the 1970s of the increased risk of ovarian cancer in women who used talc-based products in the genital area. The plaintiff’s lawyers pointed to a long series of internal company documents at J&J showing the company knew about these risks but took no steps to warn consumers.
In the CBS interview, Holland pointed to this evidence and the fact that J&J never refuted its knowledge but instead claimed other factors caused the ovarian cancer, an argument that the jury clearly rejected. While Mr. Holland did not try this case, he has other similar cases pending in St. Louis with the first set for trial in just 11 months. The Holland Law Firm is currently representing hundreds of women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after long-term talc product use in the genital area.
For further information, please contact one of the firm’s talc ovarian cancer attorneys at 314-241-8111.