Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Lawyers
Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower raise the risk of ovarian cancer. Our law firm is handling J&J Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits nationwide. Our ‘ petitions for these cases charge that J&J failed to warn consumers that talc used for feminine hygiene can raise the risk of ovarian cancer. Our petitions in these cases charge that J&J has known for more than 40 years of a link between talc and ovarian cancer.
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If you or a loved one used talcum powder for feminine hygiene and were later diagnosed with ovarian cancer, contact a talcum powder cancer lawyer for a free legal consultation regarding a potential talcum powder cancer lawsuit.
J&J Baby Powder, Shower-to-Shower, More
For decades, thousands of women have applied talcum powder directly to genital areas or to sanitary napkins, diaphragms, or condoms. Talc-containing products used for personal hygiene include Johnson’s Baby Powder, Shower to Shower by Valeant Pharmaceuticals, and Baby Magic Baby Powder.
J&J Failed to Warn of Talc Cancer Link, Three Juries Say
Three juries so far have found that Johnson & Johnson failed to warn women of the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. A jury in South Dakota found for a woman plaintiff in October 2013 in the first talcum powder cancer trial, citing J&J for failure to warn. The jury did not award damages in that trial, likely because the woman’s cancer had been in remission for six years. The woman, who testified that she had applied the powder to her genital area for some 32 years, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in December 2006 when she was 49.
$72 Million Talc Cancer Verdict
In the second Johnson & Johnson talcum powder lawsuit to go to trial, the jury awarded the survivors of a woman $72 million. A St. Louis jury on Feb. 25, 2016 agreed that the woman had died of ovarian cancer as a result of her long-term use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder. The jury awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $62 million in punitives, a clear message when a jury wants to punish a defendant for its conduct. The woman died in 2015 after using Johnson & Johnson baby powder and another talc-based product for many years.
$55 Million Talc Cancer Verdict
The third J&J talcum cancer trial resulted in a $55 million verdict against the company, as that jury also found that J&J failed to warn the plaintiff of an talc powder/ovarian cancer link.
What is Talc?
Talcum powder is made from talc, a naturally occurring mineral containing magnesium, silicon, oxygen, and hydrogen. When crushed, talc becomes a fine, white powder that is sold as talcum.
Talcum powder has been used extensively for several medical and sanitary purposes, including moisture absorption and the rash prevention. Talcum powder is also used in many cosmetic products, as well as for the coating and lubrication of rubber and other commercial and industrial products. It was recently banned by the FDA for use in rubber gloves.
Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Link
The American Cancer Society, the World Health Organization and other governing health agencies have raised concerns about using baby powder and body powder products for feminine hygiene that contains talc; they say it may put women at increased risk of ovarian cancer.
Talcum powder products used in or near the vaginal area can migrate through the Fallopian tubes to the ovaries, causing irritation that could lead to ovarian cancer. Some health experts have estimated that some 10% of ovarian cancer cases and deaths in the country are caused by talcum powder products. Talc particles have repeatedly been found in cancerous ovaries.
Talcum Cancer Evidence
Evidence has shown that makers of talcum powder containing products have known about the health risks of using talcum powder for decades. Nevertheless, Johnson & Johnson and other companies who make talcum baby powder have failed to warn consumers about the potential cancer risks they may face from using these products. This is why J&J and others face talcum powder cancer litigation.
Contact a Talc Cancer Lawyer
Contact an attorney for a free legal consultation regarding a potential talcum powder cancer lawsuit. Matthews & Associates Law Firm litigates cases nationwide.