Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Alleges Women Develop Ovarian Cancer After Extensive Use Of Talc-Based Products For Prolonged Feminine Hygiene.
Talcum powder cancer lawsuit claims in St. Louis Circuit Court will see its first trial of the year on February 6. Last year, Johnson & Johnson lost three talcum powder cancer lawsuit trials in the St. Louis Court with the combined jury verdicts totaling $197 million. Johnson & Johnson is facing 2,500 talcum powder lawsuits in state and federal courts nationwide that claim the company failed to adequately warn that its talcum powder products cause ovarian cancer when used for routine feminine hygiene over an extended period of time.
The talcum powder cancer lawsuit trial set in the 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis, Missouri
involves more than 60 women, and their survivors, who developed ovarian cancer after regular use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes. The St. Louis Circuit Court allows up to 99 Missouri and non-Missouri plaintiffs on a single lawsuit. The talcum powder lawsuit contends Johnson & Johnson was aware of the ovarian cancer risk associated with talcum powder but failed to warn consumers about the dangers. (Case No. 1422-CC09326-01, 22nd Circuit Court, City of St. Louis)
“We are pleased that another jury will continue to hear about the pain and suffering plaintiffs who used talcum powder endured after developing ovarian cancer,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.
Attorneys at Southern Med Law continue to speak to women and their survivors nationwide regarding talcum powder cancer lawsuits. The firm urges women who believe they developed ovarian cancer due to long-term use of Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower or Baby Powder to contact Southern Med Law to discuss their legal rights and for a free talcum powder cancer lawsuit review. You can visit southernmedlaw.com and fill out a contact form or call 1-205-547-5525 today.
At the center of the lawsuits is talc, a mineral mined from the earth and used in familiar products such as cosmetics, rice, gum, balloons and other products. Johnson & Johnson maintains that its Baby Power is safe. The company once produced Shower to Shower talcum but sold the product in October 2012 to Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Johnson & Johnson, however, owned Shower to Shower at the time plaintiffs used the body powder.
Plaintiffs in trials held last year in St. Louis Circuit Court used both Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower and Baby Powder. In the first trial last February, the jury ordered the company to pay a record $72 million to the family of an Alabama woman who routinely used both talcum powder products for over 30 years. She died of ovarian cancer in October 2015. (Case No. 1422-CC09012-01) The second talcum powder trial ended in May with a jury awarding $55 million to a South Dakota woman who developed ovarian cancer. (Case No. 1422-CC09012-02) In October, a California woman was awarded $70 million after using baby powder for more than 40 years. (Case No. 1422-CC09012-01)
Court documents show that in addition to Missouri, Johnson & Johnson also faces talcum powder cancer lawsuits in state courts in California and New Jersey. In October, all federally filed talcum powder lawsuits were centralized in the New Jersey district court for coordinated pretrial proceedings.
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.
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