Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits Plagues Johnson & Johnson

Talc Cancer
An article regarding talcum powder and ovarian cancer in The Lancet warns of the potentially harmful effects of talc.
Talcum powder is sold as a cosmetic product that is commonly used to absorb moisture, reduce friction, prevent chafing, and keep the skin dry. A popular use for talcum powder is the Johnson and Johnson’s baby powder line of products. This has also lead to concerns over a Johnson and Johnson baby powder lawsuit, and future allegations of baby powder cancer.
The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology published a study that claims the weekly use of baby powder makes a woman 3 times more likely to develop ovarian cancer.
February 2016
A Missouri state jury orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million in damages to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was associated with her decades-long use of the company’s talcum-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products. This would be the first time damages were awarded by a jury in a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit.
May 2016
A St. Louis jury orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $55 million to a 62-year old woman in South Dakota. Jurors believed that the company’s products encouraged the development of her ovarian cancer.
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October 2016
A St. Louis jury awards over $70 million to a woman in California that claimed Johnson and Johnson’s Baby Powder contributed to her ovarian cancer.
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September 2016
Approximately 1,800 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson
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In recent years Johnson & Johnson has been hit with several suits based on claims that the pharmaceutical giant knew the dangers of talcum powders and did not warn the public. Years of research have supported the link between talcum powder and cancer, due in part to the connection between talc powder and asbestos. Johnson & Johnson is now paying out millions of dollars in damages to unsuspecting consumers. Here is a timeline of how these suits have come to be.

If you think you or a family member have developed cancer due to repeated exposure to talc-based products, we can help. Begin to collect evidence to build your case by including information like the brand of products used, how often you were exposed, your medical history, and your diagnosis. It is also important to note that when it comes to talcum powder vs. baby powder, there is no distinction, as both substances predominantly consist of talc powder. Once you have collected all your evidence, contact a personal injury attorney at The Law off of Christian Chesson to help you with your Johnson and Johnson baby powder lawsuit. We offer a complimentary consultation and receive no monetary compensation unless your case results in financial recovery.

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