Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits Allege That Women Develop Ovarian Cancer After Long-Term Use Of Johnson & Johnson’s Talcum Powder For Genital Hygiene.
Talcum powder cancer lawsuits in New Jersey’s Atlantic County Superior Court move forward with 40 new cases added over the past month. The court will also hold its first talcum powder cancer trial in October. Plaintiffs in New Jersey contend Johnson & Johnson failed to warn that routine use of its Shower to Shower and Baby Powder for feminine hygience may cause women to develop ovarian cancer. (In Re: Talc-Based Talcum Powder Products – Case No. 300, Atlantic County Superior Court, New Jersey)
“With trial preparations for talcum powder cancer cases now underway in Superior Court, our focus will shift to New Jersey from Missouri where Johnson & Johnson lost jury trials earlier this year,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, co-founder of Southern Med Law who is both an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist.
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 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.
According to court records, 180 talcum powder cancer lawsuit filings are now pending as of June 22 in Superior Court, up from 140 complaints in May. A multicounty litigation for the cases against Johnson & Johnson was established in November 2015. Superior Court coordinates its proceedings with the City of St. Louis Circuit Court in Missouri where over 1,000 talcum powder cancer lawsuits are filed and two jury trials have already been held. The first talcum powder cancer trial in New Jersey is scheduled for October 10, 2016 and a second trial is scheduled in January 2017. The Missouri state court plans to hold its third talcum powder cancer trial in February 2017. (In Re: Talc-Based Talcum Powder Products – Case No. 300, Atlantic County Superior Court, New Jersey) (Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Case No. 1422-CC09012-02, Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri)
Talc is a soft mineral made up of magnesium, silicon, hydrogen and oxygen. Talc is convenient because it absorbs moisture, prevents rashes and reduces friction. The mineral is found in cosmetics, rice, chewing gum and other frequently used products, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Since the 1970s, epidemiological studies have associated ovarian cancer with long-term use of talcum powder in the genital area. A study published in the journal of Epidemiology in March, estimated that consistent genital talc use increases a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer by as much as 33 percent.
[fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductsIngredients/Ingredients/ucm293184.htm, FDA, March 19, 2014]
[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/behindtheheadlines/news/2016-03-08-talc-and-ovarian-cancer-what-the-most-recent-evidence-shows/, March 8, 2016]
Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits
Court documents show that a landmark $72 million jury verdict was awarded in St. Louis Circuit Court in February. The case involved a 62-year-old Alabama woman who had used Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder products for over 30 years. She died of ovarian cancer in October 2015. (Case No. 1422-CC09012-01) In May, a second Missouri jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $55 million to a South Dakota woman who was diagnosed with stage I ovarian cancer in 2011. (Case No. 1422-CC09012-02)
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. The legal staff at Southern Med Law is an experienced group of attorneys who possess a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in all manner of product liability and personal injury claims such as those in talcum powder cancer 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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