In the last couple of years, it has come to light that as many as 2,200 cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed each year may have been caused by regular use of talcum powder. Talcum powder has been widely marketed to women as a feminine product used to stay cool, comfortable and free of odor.
A number of lawsuits have been brought against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. These lawsuits claim that the company not only knew about the risks related to talcum powder usage but had known of the risks for decades and had been actively concealing the information from consumers. Their failure to warn consumers has sparked media attention and numerous lawsuits. So far, there have been three cases tried with combined verdicts of almost $200 million. In a previous article, we discussed the first talcum powder lawsuit successfully tried against Johnson & Johnson which resulted in a multi-million dollar verdict for the victim.
Now, the 4th talcum case is set for trial. This 4th case involves a 52-year-old woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, underwent chemotherapy and a total hysterectomy. If she would have known the risks of using Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower she would not have applied it to her genital area for over 35 years.
More trials are set for later this year.
Keller & Keller is Still Taking Talcum Powder Cases
At Keller & Keller we are reviewing potential cases for people that feel they have been injured by the use of talcum powder. If you or a loved one have been frequent users of talcum powder or talcum products, it is important to not only consult your doctor, but to contact an experienced injury attorney immediately.
We Accept Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Cases That Meet Each of the Following Criteria:
- Consistent use of either Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder or Shower to Shower for feminine hygiene purposes
- Diagnosis of ovarian cancer or fallopian tube cancer
- Diagnosis prior to the age of 65
- Negative BRCA test
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