Johnson & Johnson, others accused of manufacturing baby powder that allegedly contained talcum powder

By Louie Torres | Mar 6, 2018

CHICAGO — An estate administrator is suing Johnson & Johnson and Walgreen Co. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Tiffany Taylor, independent administrator on behalf of the estate of Bernadette McGinnis, filed a complaint on Feb. 14 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the defendants manufactured and sold baby powder that allegedly contained talcum powder, which allegedly causes cancer.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges McGinnis was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which was allegedly found to have been caused by prolonged exposure to talcum powder. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly failing to warn McGinnis about the possibility of getting cancer due to being exposed to the talcum powder that was allegedly in their baby powder.

The plaintiff seeks compensatory damages greater than $50,000, non-economic damages, economic damages, medical expenses, punitive and exemplary damages, interest, court costs and any further relief this court grants. She is represented by Robert A. Clifford and Shanon M. McNulty of Clifford Law Offices P.C. in Chicago.

Robert Clifford   Clifford Law

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018-L-001628

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