Johnson & Johnson Found Responsible for Cancer Victim’s Suffering

10 Mar, 2016
By: Donald W Fohrman

For many a personal injury lawyer Illinois has been the site of great interest, as the implications of this particular product liability case could significantly impact ongoing cases involving similar products. Chicago attorney Donald Fohrman followed the case closely, and, upon learning of the jury’s verdict, voiced his approval. He believes that this verdict will serve as a warning for Johnson & Johnson and similar cosmetic companies. “Transparency is key. By not notifying consumers of the risks associated with talc-based products, Johnson & Johnson put Jacqueline Fox in harm’s way.” In the future, the personal injury lawyer Illinois hopes that Johnson & Johnson and other manufacturers will use warning labels or other means of alerting consumers to potential cancer risks.

This is not the first time Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products have been called into question, and it likely won’t be the last. In a similar 2013 case, a federal jury in Sioux Falls found the company guilty of failing to alert consumers to cancer risks. However, the jury did not award any damages to the plaintiff. Several additional ovarian cancer claims followed, ultimately leading to the most recent verdict against Johnson & Johnson.

To learn more about Donald Fohrman’s take on the recent Johnson & Johnson case and how it might impact personal injury matters in Illinois, visit or call (800)437-2571.

About The Author

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After completing law school Donald became an assistant Attorney General for 7 years and was assigned to the Industrial Commission Division. During that time he spent evenings establishing his own firm. Donald became a founding partner of a large workers’ compensation/personal injury firm but decided to leave the firm in 1990 to start a smaller “boutique” firm with the belief that bigger isn’t always better!
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