J&J Has Lost Three Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits Where Juries Found Women Developed Ovarian Cancer After Routine Perineal Use Of Talcum Powder.
Two months after a multidistrict litigation (MDL) was established for talcum powder cancer lawsuits, the number of new ovarian cancer lawsuit filings has risen to 82 complaints. The talcum powder lawsuits allege that Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn that women who use Baby Powder and Shower to Shower as part of their feminine hygiene routine may develop ovarian cancer. (In Re: Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Marketing, Sales Practices & Products Liability Litigation – Talcum Powder Lawsuits MDL No. 2738)
“We expect the number of talcum powder cancer cases to continue to increase because of the serious harm talcum powder products have caused women who used them on a routine basis for feminine hygiene use,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law and an advocate for women’s health.
The attorneys at Southern Med Law continue to speak with women and their families from across the country regarding talcum powder cancer lawsuits. The firm urges women who believe they developed ovarian cancer due to using Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower or Baby Powder to contact one of the firm’s attorneys to discuss their legal rights and for a free talcum powder cancer lawsuit review. You can visit www.southernmedlaw.com and fill out a contact form or call 1-205-547-5525 today.
On October 4, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML), transferred 11 talcum powder cancer cases filed in 10 federal courts to the District Court in New Jersey. The judicial panel found all the talcum powder lawsuit claims share common questions about talcum products causing ovarian or uterine cancer in women. By November 15, the number of new cases filed into the MDL had climbed to 60, according to the JPML’s MDL statistics report. As of December 15, the report showed 22 additional cases were filed which raised the total to 82. (In Re: Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Marketing, Sales Practices & Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2738)
Talc is a soft mineral that consists of magnesium, silicon, hydrogen, and oxygen, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Talcum powder is popular among consumers because of its absorbency and ability to protect skin. However, talcum powder cancer complaints note that more than 20 epidemiological studies, beginning in the 1970s, have shown a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. The lawsuits contend that talc particles migrate to the ovaries from the vagina which, over a period of time, place women at risk for cancer. Johnson & Johnson maintains that there is no link between perineal use of talcum powder and ovarian cancer. Although Johnson & Johnson sold Shower to Valeant Pharmaceuticals in 2012, the company owned the product when plaintiffs used it.
Court documents show Johnson & Johnson faces some 2,500 talcum powder cancer lawsuits nationwide. The majority of cases, are filed in the St. Louis Circuit Court in Missouri where the company lost three talcum powder cancer lawsuit trials this year. In February, the first jury awarded a record $72 million to the family of an Alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer in 2015. (Case No. 1422-CC09012-01) In May, a second jury awarded $55 million to a South Dakota woman (Case No. 1422-CC09012-02) while a California women was awarded $70 million in October. (Case No. 1422-CC09012-01)
About Southern Med Law And Filing A Talcum Powder 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. Dr. Blaudeau and his legal staff at Southern Med Law are an experienced group of attorneys who possess a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions, especially those surrounding talcum powder and ovarian cancer. They are not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice. Southern Med Law represents clients from around the country and has successfully taken on such companies as Intuitive and Mirena. Southern Med Law is committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal representation that assures success.
Southern Med Law
François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire
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Birmingham, Alabama 35203
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