New Jersey-based health care company Johnson & Johnson has lost two trials in St. Louis over claims its talcum baby powder product is linked to ovarian cancer. The verdicts total $127 million – $55 million was awarded to plaintiff Gloria Ristesund in May 2016 and $72 million to the estate of Jacqueline Fox in February.
According to a report by Law360, “the women in these cases claimed that they’d used J&J’s flagship product on their vaginal area and that the talc had migrated to their ovaries and lodged there, eventually causing cancer – and that J&J had long known about that risk, but didn’t warn its customers.”
Talcum powder has been used by women and girls for decades in what was thought to be a harmless method of absorbing moisture. However, a U.S. jury verdict linking regular use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder to a women’s wrongful death from ovarian cancer highlights the potentially fatal risks from ongoing use of talcum powder products. These cancer risks from talc exposure were claimed to have been concealed from consumers.
Contact a Talcum Powder Personal Injury Attorney
If you, a friend, or a family member are a long-time user of talcum powder products made by Johnson & Johnson or another talc product manufacturer, and have received a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, you or they have the right to seek fair compensation. You are welcome to visit our Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Injuries page to contact a personal injury attorney at Lieff Cabraser. We will help affected persons and families gather the information and file the claims needed to seek recompense for any injuries, suffering, or related harm. We will review your claim for free, confidentially, and with no obligation on your part.