Matthew McNicholas Discusses Talc Safety and Lawsuits on Ethan Bearman Show
With more than 1,200 lawsuits pending, Johnson & Johnson has already been ordered to pay $127 million to two women who developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s baby powder. Partner Matthew McNicholas was interviewed on Ethan Bearman’s talk radio show regarding the verdict, as well as Johnson & Johnson’s recall of several products, which contain cancer-causing ingredients.
“Two separate juries concluded that the prolonged exposure to talc in the product caused the ovarian cancer,” he said. Matt highlighted that punitive damages were awarded in both lawsuits, proving that Johnson & Johnson wasn’t just negligent, but had some knowledge of the dangers of talc. The company didn’t take necessary measures to inform and protect consumers, which is why litigation is important. He talked about the dangers of the talc and urged consumers to read the labels.