Female consumers that were diagnosed with Ovarian, Fallopian, or Peritoneal cancer following the use of talcum powder products by Johnson & Johnson®, may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact us today to get started with your free case evaluation so you start getting the justice you deserve.
There are at least 20 scientific studies dating back to 1971 which have linked the use of talcum powder to ovarian cancer. The World Health Organization classifies the genital use of talcum-based body powder as possibly carcinogenic to humans. Based on numerous additional studies involving thousands of individuals, women who used talcum products are 30% more likely to develop ovarian cancer. This means that women who regularly use talcum-based powder as a part of their feminine hygiene routine have a significantly higher chance of developing ovarian cancer.
Johnson & Johnson’s® Baby Powder has been popular over the years as a reliable product for both babies and women. Talcum powder is the focus of cancer lawsuits because of its brand recognition, long use and marketing specifically for “feminine hygiene” uses.
The Shower-to-Shower Body Powder® by Johnson & Johnson® is another product developed about 50 years ago. The company continued marketing Shower-to-Shower products despite knowing about the research on a possible connection between talcum powder and cancer. Their most popular slogan remained “a sprinkle a day keeps odor away” even when they had the research.
Other companies have also been at fault in some lawsuits, including Whittaker, Clark & Daniels® and Cashmere Boutique by Colgate-Palmolive®. However, Johnson & Johnson’s® products are more popular and have many more lawsuits filed against them.
On December 19, 2018, Johnson & Johnson® lost their bid at having a $4.9B verdict set aside. The company failed to persuade a Missouri trial judge to set aside their verdict from July that awarded a record $4.69 billion to 22 women. Those 22 women blamed their ovarian cancer on the company’s Baby Powder and other talc products.
On July 13, 2018, the St. Louis jury awarded $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s® talcum powder, you may be entitled to compensation. Fill out the form above or click the button below to speak with a trusted professional about how much compensation you can expect for your loss.
However, there is a statute of limitations. After enough time passes, even if you were diagnosed with cancer you will NOT be able to make a claim. That’s why it’s imperative to fill out the form above and speak to a professional right now!
Learn more about the talcum powder cancer lawsuit with some of our FAQ’s. If you have been diagnosed with cancer after using talcum powder, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Time is limited. Submit your information for a free case review.
Certain states have time limits for filing a talcum powder cancer lawsuit. However, the majority of individuals who were injured by talcum powder will fall within those time limits if they get representation in the near future. Contact us today to get started with your free case review.