Why hire a talcum powder lawyer?
There is extensive medical evidence that shows women should not use talcum powder as an intimate hygiene powder due to its link to ovarian cancer. A connection between its use for intimate feminine hygiene and elevated ovarian cancer risk has been suspected for decades.
The potential complications from ovarian cancer for a woman can be financially and physically devastating. Therefore, it is vital to hire the best talcum powder lawyer available for your case. You want to hire a lawyer that gives you the best chance for success. Attorney Cliff Roberts works with an experienced team of lawyers nationwide. They have the resources to fight for you.
Every case must stand on its own merits. Past success does not guarantee future recovery. Yet, our team of lawyers with decades of experience have achieved verdicts or settlements close to four billion dollars. You will never pay us anything unless we make a recovery for you.
Common talc brands
Many studies over the years have linked talc powder to ovarian cancer. Accordingly, Johnson & Johnson, the maker of baby powder, may have known about the ovarian cancer risk for many years. Yet, they may have completely failed to warn women about the risk.
Common brands of talcum powder include:
- Johnson & Johnson
- Gold Bond Medicated Powder
- Clubman Pinaud Talc
- Shower to Shower
- Nivea Pure Talc
- McKesson Baby Powder
Talc powder when used near the genitals can travel and become lodged in the ovaries. It may be difficult for the body to remove the particles. Thus, inflammation occurs. Cancerous tumors may then form in the ovaries.
In fact, in 1971, scientists pointed to a possible connection between the dusting of female genitals with talcum powder and ovarian cancer. They believed that talc particles entered a woman’s reproductive tract. Went through the vagina and traveled through the cervix into the uterus. Then it moved through the fallopian tubes to the ovaries. Researchers detailed findings in The Lancelet journal. A majority of ovarian tumors had particles of talc embedded in them.
Another study published in 1982 showed a linking of the powder and ovarian cancer. Since then, more than 20 studies showed similar causal relationships.
In June 2013 a study was published by the journal Cancer Prevention Research. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital reviewed data from eight research papers. These studies involved nearly 2,000 women. Their analysis showed an increased risk of ovarian cancer. The increase was between 20 and 30 percent for women who used talcum powder for intimate personal hygiene. This study confirmed the results of an earlier one published in the journal Anticancer Research in 2003. That study concluded that use of talcum powder on female genitals increased risk of ovarian cancer by about 30 percent. Researchers drew that conclusion after analyzing data from 16 other research papers.
For the last thirty years, there have been a large number of studies on talcum powder. These studies found that women using talc near their genitals were at risk for ovarian cancer.
Talcum powder lawsuit
Johnson & Johnson is now facing over a 1000 lawsuits filed by women who suffer from ovarian cancer. A good talcum powder attorney can allege that J&J failed to warn women about the risk of developing ovarian cancer.
In October 2013, a South Dakota jury determined that Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn women of the danger. They did not warn specifically about the risk of ovarian cancer from body powder.
The trial involved a 56 year old woman diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2006. This was after she used Johnson & Johnson Shower-to-Shower talc powder. Three doctors who examined her cancer tissue found talc in the tissue. They used an electron microscope. They determined that the body powder caused her cancer.
One trial expert estimated that 10,000 cases of ovarian cancer may be caused by talcum powder each year.
In February 2016, a jury awarded $72 million in damages to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer. Also, a separate jury awarded $55 million in another talc ovarian cancer case in May 2016. That case involved a woman who also developed ovarian cancer. This was following decades of using the popular products.
Accordingly, in May 2016, a jury in Missouri awarded $55 million to a woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s Baby Powder for nearly 40 years.
The failure to disclose the potential ovarian cancer risks influenced the outcome of these cases.
On October 4, 2016 Judges have centralized all federal lawsuits involving Johnson’s Baby Powder in a Multi-District Litigation MDL 2738 under U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson in the District New Jersey.
Therefore, it is vital that your talcum powder attorney hold the manufacturer accountable and seek the maximum compensation for the justice you deserve.
Johnson & Johnson received its third trial loss in a row. The loss is over claims its talc powder can cause ovarian cancer after a St. Louis jury recently awarded nearly $70 million to a cancer patient. In a 9-3 vote, the jury awarded compensatory and punitive damages to 63-year-old plaintiff. She said J&J’s talc powder caused her Stage IV ovarian cancer. The plaintiff had used J&J’s baby powder for about 40 years until she received her ovarian cancer diagnosis. According to her, she used Johnson’s Baby Powder for more than four decades on her genitalia for hygiene purposes as it keeps it dry. Her doctors said she has an 80 percent chance of dying in the next two years.
The jury assessed $65 million for damages and another $2.475 million for compensation. Jurors also ordered co-defendant Imerys Talc America, Inc. to pay $2.5 million.
The verdict was rendered October 27, 2016.
Johnson & Johnson said it would appeal. The pharmaceutical company lost the last two trials with verdicts of $72 million and $55 million. In some previous talc trials, juries absolved the company of liability.
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