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Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuits

If you were to ask how many women have used Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder (baby powder)  it would be in the millions. The company’s “Shower to Shower”  brand has for a long time been recommended by the company to be a part of women’s daily hygiene routine. Due to recent studies and court documents, Johnson & Johnson has been in possession of scientific studies and indicating women who regularly use these products for hygienic use have a greater rate of ovarian cancer.

Johnson & Johnson, of course, has denied any knowledge of this, but a jury recently found them responsible in an ovarian cancer wrongful death lawsuit and ordered to the company to award the suing family in Alabama $72 million dollars in damages.

Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a U.S. jury in May of 2016 to pay $55 million to a woman who said that using the company’s talc-powder products for feminine hygiene caused her to develop ovarian cancer.

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Wrongful Death Claims

Women have trusted Johnson &Johnson for decades and used talcum powder (baby powder) for hygienic use and for the absorption of moisture. “Shower to Shower” and other products are marketed directly to women for use specifically on sensitive areas to help with discomfort.

Recently several published medical studies indicate that there may be a direct link between using talc-based powder for hygienic use and the development of ovarian cancer. The increased risk could be as high as 35% among women according to the American Association for Cancer Research.

This is not exactly a new finding, as early as 1971, researchers have studied talc particles present in ovarian cancer cells. a 1992 study found that women who applied talcum powder directly to their bodies on a daily basis had a significantly higher risk of developing ovarian cancer. Several other studies have come to similar conclusions, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, applying talc to sensitive areas is possibly carcinogenic to humans.

Johnson & Johnson Failed to Warn of Ovarian Cancer Risk

With decades of information pointing and leading to the potential risk of ovarian cancer, you would think Johnson & Johnson would stop using or at the very least warn its customers of the potential risks of using their products. Johnson & Johnson has not. Once again a pharmaceutical giant has chosen profits over the well-being of the consumer and failed in warning its customers of the risks involved with their product. In conclusion, this has lead to multiple lawsuits that have been filed against Johnson & Johnson for not informing customers properly of the increased risk of ovarian cancer.

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder LawsuitsJones Brown Talcum Powder Lawsuit Attorneys

The lawyers here at Jones Brown PLLC. are actively reviewing cases in which  individuals who experienced ovarian cancer due to the use of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder (baby powder.)

Class action lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, as well as individual injury claims are being evaluated on behalf of individuals and families throughout the United States.

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Sources:

  • http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/17/9/2436.full
  • https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/02/24/some-studies-suggest-link-between-talcum-powder-and-cancer/80847720/
  • http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Monographs/vol93/mono93.pdf
  • http://cancerpreventionresearch.aacrjournals.org/content/early/2013/06/12/1940-6207.CAPR-13-0037

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