Talcum powder has been used by women and girls for decades in what was thought to be a harmless method of absorbing moisture as a drying and anti-chafe agent. However, a U.S. jury verdict linking regular use of talcum powder to a women’s wrongful death from ovarian cancer highlights the potentially fatal risks from ongoing use of talcum powder products.
Lieff Cabraser attorney Tiseme Zegeye has released a video discussing alleged connections between regular use of talcum powder and ovarian cancer. The video includes information on lawsuits filed by injured women against Johnson & Johnson, as well as guidance on how injured women can contact Ms. Zegeye and other Lieff Cabraser lawyers for help with their potential cases against J&J.
Thousands of women with ovarian cancer have filed lawsuits against consumer product giant Johnson & Johnson, claiming baby powder caused their cancer and referencing a long history of studies connecting talc with ovarian cancer. There is research dating as far back as the early 1970s, when scientists in the United Kingdom discovered talc particles embedded in cervical and ovarian tumors. The lawsuits allege these cancer-related injuries and deaths from talc exposure were concealed from consumers by talc manufacturers.
According to Law360, “The stakes are high for J&J, which racked up nearly $200 million in losses in Missouri state court last year as it faces more than 1,000 such cases in the state, plus centralized litigation in California and New Jersey.” The first talcum powder trial in 2016 regarding a woman’s death from ovarian cancer resulted in a $72 million jury verdict. The next trial that took place in May awarded the plaintiff $55 million and the third trial in Missouri led to a $70 million verdict. The complaints have all stated that Johnson& Johnson “knew for years about the risks of cancer posed by its iconic baby powder product, but chose instead to not warn women.”
Tiseme Zegeye on Talcum Powder Links to Ovarian Cancer and Your Legal Rights
Contact a Talcum Powder Personal Injury Lawyer at Lieff Cabraser
If you, a friend, or a family member are a long-time (6 years or more) user of talcum powder products made by Johnson & Johnson or another talc product manufacturer, and have received a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, you have the right to seek fair compensation. Please call us today at 1 800 541-7358 or visit our Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Injuries page to contact Tiseme Zegeye, Sarah London, or another talc injury lawyer at Lieff Cabraser. We will help you gather the information and file the claims needed to seek recompense for any injuries, suffering, or related harm, and we will review your claim for free, confidentially, and with no obligation on your part.