Women Filing Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits Allege They Developed Ovarian Cancer After Consistent Use Of Johnson & Johnson’s Talcum Powder.
A recently filed talcum powder cancer lawsuit notes more than 20 epidemiological studies have shown a link between the use of talcum powder and ovarian cancer. The studies have been published since the early 1970s have all shown a link between long-term talcum powder use in the genital area and ovarian cancer. The studies are included in talcum powder cancer lawsuit filings and in testimony in court trials. The testimony was by plaintiffs who stated Johnson & Johnson failed to warn that routine use of its Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brand talcum powder for feminine hygiene may cause women to develop ovarian cancer.
“In the talcum powder cancer lawsuits trials that have been held, plaintiffs have called on expert witnesses to testify about the findings of these epidemiological studies,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, co-founder of Southern Med Law who is also a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist.
Southern Med Law continues to speak with women and their families from across the country about talcum powder cancer lawsuits. Attorney and founder of Southern Med Law, Dr. Blaudeau urges women who believe they developed cancer after using Shower to Shower or Baby Powder products to contact one of the firm discuss their legal rights. You can visit www.southernmedlaw.com and fill out a contact form or call 1-205-547-5525 today.
Two talcum powder cancer lawsuit trials have been held this year alone and resulted in the jury finding Johnson & Johson’s Talc based products caused women do develop fatal ovarian cancer. In February, a Missouri state court jury awarded a record $72 million to the family of an Alabama woman who died in October 2015 of ovarian cancer which she allegedly developed after her long-time use of Johnson & Johnson’s talc products. (Case No. 1422-CC09012-01,Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri) In May, another Missouri state court jury awarded $55 million to a South Dakota woman who also developed ovarian cancer from talcum powder use. (Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Case No. 1422-CC09012-02, Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri)
The first study suggesting an association between talc and ovarian cancer was conducted in 1971 by Wales researchers who detected talc particles in 10 of 30 ovarian tumors they analyzed. Dr. Daniel Cramer, who conducted the first epidemiological study on talcum powder use in the genital area in 1982, released new findings earlier this year. Dr. Cramer’s new study indicated that consistent genital talc use increases ovarian cancer risk by as much as 33 percent. Dr. Roberta Ness, former president of the American Epidemiological Society, who testified as an expert witness in a talcum powder trial this year, said studies that measure frequency and duration of talc use show a trend “toward more exposure causing more disease,” according to a report in Bloomberg.
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. The mineral is used in familiar products and food, including rice, chewing gum, balloons and cosmetics.
So far this year, two talcum powder cancer trials have been held. In February, a Missouri state court jury awarded a record $72 million to the family of an Alabama woman who died in October 2015 of ovarian cancer which she allegedly developed after her long-time use of Johnson & Johnson’s talc products. (Case No. 1422-CC09012-01,Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri) In May, another Missouri state court jury awarded $55 million to a South Dakota woman who also developed ovarian cancer from talcum powder use. (Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Case No. 1422-CC09012-02, Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri)
Recently, 10 women and their survivors filed a joint talcum powder lawsuit in the Superior Court of California against Johnson & Johnson and talc supplier, Imerys Talc America. The complaint said six of the women died from ovarian cancer while the others have been diagnosed with the disease. According to the lawsuit, there have been about 23 epidemiological studies linking ovarian cancer with talcum powder use.(California Superior Court, Santa Clara County, Case No, 1-16-CV-295807)
About Southern Med Law And Filing Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits
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 posses a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in all manner of product liability and personal injury claims. 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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