Talcum powder lawsuits have been filed around the country against Johnson and Johnson alleging that they should have known that their baby powder and shower body powder products have caused women to be diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer after using the talcum powder around their genital areas.
On February 23, 2015, a huge jury award/verdict occurred in the Johnson & Johnson talcum baby powder trial. The family of an Alabama woman, who died of Ovarian Cancer, was awarded $72 million by a Missouri jury. The jury determined that the woman’s ovarian cancer was caused by her use of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder, which contained talcum.
Over 1000 cases are filed against Johnson & Johnson, on behalf of women who used Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products and subsequently developed ovarian cancer as a result.
The question is whether or not Johnson & Johnson knew beforehand or should have known that there was a relationship between the use of their talcum powder product in the genital areas and the onset of Ovarian Cancer. If they knew, did they provide adequate warnings to consumers? Currently, there are no warnings on the label concerning the link between the connection of J&J talcum powder in the genital areas and an increased risk of Ovarian Cancer. If you believe you have a talcum powder lawsuit because you were diagnosed with ovarian cancer by your doctor call us at 1-800-718-4658.
Nadrich & Cohen, LLP, a national medical device and defective medical product law firm, are investigating talcum powder lawsuit claims involving women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
We believe Johnson & Johnson knew or should have known about the ovarian cancer risks from its talcum powder products.
Timeline Of Talcum Powder Lawsuit
Johnson & Johnson has been in the talcum powder business for 100 years. There are studies dating back to 1961 which concluded that talcum powder can translocate through a woman’s genital areas to her ovaries from its external use.
In 1971 researchers concluded talc particles deeply embedded in ovarian and cervical tumors had been found in women with ovarian cancer.
In 1982 Harvard researchers concluded that genital talc use increased the risk of ovarian cancer by 92%.
In 1992, a Johns Hopkins study concluded that applying talc to the genital areas using a sanitary napkin significantly increased a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer.
There are further reports dating to 2011 when researchers at Harvard repeatedly again found a relationship between the use of talc in the genitals and ovarian cancer. This conclusion was from a study which included approximately 4,000 women. They found a 200% to 300% increased risk of cancer from talcum powder use.
Due to this relationship, we believe Johnson & Johnson knew or should have known of the increased risk and failed to warn women of the increased risk.
How Do I File A Talcum Powder Lawsuit Claim?
If you or your loved one suffered ovarian cancer and used talcum powder in your genital areas please contact our office as you may have a talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. We will investigate your claim on a contingency fee basis which means there are never any out of pocket expenses, costs or fees until a recovery is first obtained. We promise you your case will be important to us.
Please call us today at 800-718-4658 or complete the case evaluation form “Do I have a Case” on the right.