Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits Accuse J&J Of Not Warning Women Of The Risk of Developing Ovarian Cancer After Prolonged Use Of Talcum Powder For Feminine Hygiene.
As talcum powder cancer lawsuit claims move forward in state courts, at least 11 new complaints have been filed in nine federal courts nationwide since August. All of the ovarian cancer lawsuits similarly allege that women who used Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for long-term feminine hygiene use developed ovarian cancer, and the company failed to warn of the cancer risks associated with its products.
Court documents in talcum powder cancer lawsuits indicate that among the most recent filings was a wrongful death lawsuit involving a 43-year-old Texas woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer allegedly after using Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower and Baby Powder for 23 years. (Case 3:16-cv-02353, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas) Another wrongful death lawsuit alleges a 48-year-old Ohio woman who used Baby Powder for nearly her entire life died of ovarian cancer. (Case No. 3:16-cv-02043, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio) Other new cases were filed in Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Three cases were filed in Georgia and two in Kentucky. The majority of state court lawsuits are filed in Missouri where at least 1,000 cases are pending in the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis. Johnson & Johnson recently asked for a change of venue 100 miles outside of St. Louis where two talcum powder cancer trials have already been held.
[bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-02/j-j-ordered-to-pay-55-million-over-cancer-linked-to-talc, Bloomberg, May 2, 2016]
“Our firm is not surprised at the number of filings. In fact, we expect to see it continue to grow,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law and advocate for women’s health.
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 the firm to discuss their legal rights. You can visit www.southernmedlaw.com and fill out a contact form or call 1-205-547-5525 today.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines talc as a soft mineral consisting of magnesium, silicon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Talc is known for its absorbency and ability to protect skin. It is also found in familiar products and food, including rice and cosmetics.
Court records show the first federal talcum powder lawsuit was filed in 2009 and went to trial four years later. The South Dakota plaintiff who developed ovarian cancer in 2006 allegedly after using Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder for 30 years was not awarded damages. However, the jury found the company failed to adequately warn of the ovarian cancer risks. (Case No. 4:09-cv-04179, U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota) Earlier this year, a Missouri state court jury awarded $72 million to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder for 30 years (Talcum Powder Lawsuit Case No. 1422-CC09012-01). Another Missouri jury awarded $55 million to a South Dakota woman who was diagnosed with stage I ovarian cancer in 2011. (Case No. 1422-CC09012-02, Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri)
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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