Busy Year For Talcum Powder Lawsuits As Fifth Trial Starts In Missouri And First Trial Scheduled In California

   

Talcum Powder Lawsuits Allege Women Developed Ovarian Cancer After Routine Use of Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower or Baby Powder For Feminine Hygiene.

Talcum Powder Lawsuits johsnons-baby-powder-ovarian-cancer-lawsuit-lawyerPlaintiffs in talcum powder lawsuits and Johnson & Johnson are gearing up for a busy year of jury trials. The fifth talcum powder lawsuit trial is scheduled to begin today in the 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis, Missouri. This is just one of 1,400 cases pending nationwide against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) that allege long-term use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene causes ovarian cancer. (Talcum Powder Lawsuit Case No. 1422-CC09326-01, Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri)

The attorneys at Southern Med Law represent women in cancer lawsuits, and continue to speak with women who have a history of using Baby Powder and Shower to Shower and have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

“Many families are also seeking justice for the loss of their loved from ovarian cancer due allegedly to talcum powder use,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law, who is an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist.

The latest jury trial for talcum powder lawsuits, involves a 61-year-old Virginia woman who said she used J&J talcum powder products for over 40 years. The lawsuit states her ovarian cancer is in stage III(c) and she experienced a recurrence and metastasis to her liver. According to court records, the plaintiff’s case was advance because of her deteriorating health. (Talcum Powder Lawsuits Case No. 1422-CC09326-01, Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri)

The St. Louis court is where the majority of talcum powder lawsuits are filed and where Plaintiffs in three talcum powder cancer lawsuit trials were awarded damages by separate juries. All of the complaints alleged the women developed ovarian cancer after using tal-based products for long periods of time. In October a California woman was awarded $70 million. In May, a South Dakota woman was awarded $55 million while the largest award to date was $72 million to the family of an Alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer in 2015. She had used J&J’s talcum powders for over 30 years.

Talc is a soft mineral mined from the earth and made up of magnesium, silicon, hydrogen, and oxygen, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Talcum powder is popular among consumers because of its ability to absorb moisture and reduce friction. For decades, women have used talcum powder in the genital area as part of their personal hygiene routine. It has been suggested that ovarian cancer is developed when talc particles applied to the genital area travel through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes to the ovary, according to the American Cancer Society.[https://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductsIngredients/Ingredients/ucm293184.htm]
[http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/talcum-powder-and-cancer.html]

The firm encourages women, or their families, who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have used Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower or Baby Powder for a prolonged use of time for feminine hygiene to contact Southern Med Law. The firms attorneys are available at 1-205-547-5525 to discuss their potential legal rights. In addition, you can visit southernmedlaw.com for more information on talcum powder lawsuits and to contact the firm via email. You can also follow us on Facebook for all of the latest news on this and other product liability lawsuits.

About Southern Med Law And Filing A Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit

Southern Med Law is led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist that is determined to stop the large manufacturers of personal health products and medical devices from injuring more women. The legal staff at Southern Med Law is an experienced group of attorneys who possess a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal issue like those involved in talcum powder lawsuits. They are not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success.

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