Talcum Powder Lawsuit | Side Effects Ovarian Cancer

Talcum Powder Lawsuit | Side Effects Ovarian Cancer

Talcum Powder Lawsuit | Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit | Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit

talcum-powder-ovarian-cancer-lawsuit-2-1Talcum Powder Lawsuit: The attorneys at Southern Med Law are looking into numerous studies that have found talcum powder may cause ovarian cancer. The studies have found that women who use the talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes are at a risk of developing ovarian cancer. As a result, women across the country have been filing talcum powder lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson. The talcum powder cancer lawsuits claim that the company knew for decades about the cancer risks associated with its talcum powder products but failed to warn consumers.

Southern Med Law is currently investigating Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit claims. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer allegedly as a result of regularly using talcum powder, please contact Southern Med Law for a free Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit legal consultation and get the help you deserve. To speak with one of the firm’s Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit attorneys, please call 205-547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com and fill out the form on our website.

J&J Ordered To Pay $70 Million In Third Talcum Powder Lawsuit Loss Alleging Ovarian Cancer

October 28, 2016

A jury in St. Louis has ordered Johnson & Johnson To Pay $70 Million In a Third Talcum Powder Lawsuit Loss Alleging Ovarian Cancer in a California woman was caused by the companies Talcum powder after only 3 hours of deliberation. The judgement breaks down to $65 Million in punitive damages, $575,000 in economic damages, and 2.5 million in punitive damages.

Johnson & Johnson Wins Dismissal Of Two Talcum Powder Lawsuits Slated For New Jersey Trials by Superior Court Judge

September 20, 2016

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Info: Johnson & Johnson has convinced a New Jersey Superior Court Judge to grant summary judgments in two talcum powder lawsuits that were scheduled for upcoming trials. According to a report from Bloomberg.com, the Court agreed with the company’s assertion that the talcum powder lawsuit plaintiffs had not produced sufficient medical evidence showing Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder caused ovarian cancer.

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $55 million in talc-powder trial

May 3, 2016

Jury orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $55 million in verdict finding a South Dakota woman’s ovarian cancer was caused due to her prolonged use of talcum powder. The Missouri state court trial lasted three weeks and the jurors deliberated for about a day before returning the verdict. The verdict awards $5 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages.
[ http://www.reuters.com/article/us-johnson-johnson-talc-verdict-idUSKCN0XT20L ]

Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Results In $72 Million Verdict

February 22, 2016

A St. Louis Circuit Court jury in Missouri awarded $72 million to the family of a Birmingham woman who died in October from ovarian cancer. The 62-year-old woman had used Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powders for more than 35 years. (Case No. 1422-CC09012-01,Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri) According to Bloomberg Business, this is the first time a state court jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay damages in a talcum powder cancer lawsuit. Introduced at trial was a 1997 internal memo from a Johnson & Johnson medical consultant that suggested “anybody who denies (the) risks” between “hygenic” talc use and ovarian cancer will be publicly perceived in the same light as those who denied a link between smoking cigarettes and cancer: “Denying the obvious in the face of all evidence to the contrary.”The award breaks down to $72 million payout represents $10 million in actual damages and $62 million in punitive damages.

South Dakota federal court jurors find J&J negligent, but award no damages

2013

The only other case to be tried involving talc powder and ovarian cancer resulted in a mixed verdict in South Dakota federal court in 2013. While those jurors found J&J was negligent, they awarded no damages to the plaintiff, whose cancer was in remission at the time of the trial.
[ http://www.reuters.com/article/us-johnson-johnson-talc-verdict-idUSKCN0XT20L ]

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Studies

The largest U.S. study linking talcum powder to ovarian cancer was the “Nurses’ Health Study” that began in the late 1970s. By 1982, the study involved 78,630 nurses aged 30 to 55 years old who frequently used talcum powder in the genital area. Through June 1, 1996, 307 women were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, according to the study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in December 1999.

More recently, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that regular use of talcum powder could increase the risk of ovarian cancer by 20 to 30 percent. The study was published in the Cancer Prevention Research journal in June 2013.
[http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/92/3/249.full, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, February 2, 2000]
[http://cancerpreventionresearch.aacrjournals.org/content/6/8/811, Cancer Prevention Research, June 12, 2013]

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits In U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota

Court documents show that talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits are being filed against Johnson & Johnson alleging that the company failed to disclose the health risks to consumers. The first federal talcum powder cancer lawsuit was held in South Dakota in 2013. The case involved a 56-year-old South Dakota woman who developed ovarian cancer in 2006 allegedly after using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder for 30 years. The jury found Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn consumers of the ovarian cancer risks but did not award any damages to the plaintiff. (Case No. 4:09-cv-04179, U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota)

Talc And Its Uses

Talc is a soft, naturally occurring mineral that is mined from the earth and composed of magnesium, silicon, oxygen, and hydrogen, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Talc is used as an ingredient in a variety of familiar products, such as rice, chewing gum, dietary supplements, toy balloons, and cosmetics.
When used in cosmetic products, talc and other ingredients, except for color additives, do not have to undergo FDA review or approval before they are sold. [fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductsIngredients/Ingredients/ucm293184.htm, March 19, 2014]

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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François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire

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