The use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene has been found to cause ovarian cancer, and women around the nation are filing talcum powder cancer claims against Johnson & Johnson. In two landmark cases during 2016, this law firm won $72 million and $55 million in damages on behalf of women who suffered from ovarian cancer after using Johnson's Baby Powder routinely. These are the first two cases that have resulted in monetary compensation to resolve baby powder cancer claims.
Evidence presented in these lawsuits indicates Johnson & Johnson officials have intentionally concealed talcum powder cancer risk information from consumers over the course of decades. Furthermore, company records indicate baby powder marketing has been particularly directed at African-American and Hispanic women. Once a trusted household name for family-oriented health and cosmetic products, Johnson and Johnson has lost Americans' trust in recent years. J&J has been forced to issue recalls for major products such as Tylenol, DePuy hip replacement parts, and Bausch and Lomb contact lenses; now the company faces more than a thousand pending talcum powder cancer lawsuits.
Dr. Daniel Cramer, a Harvard epidemiologist, estimates that 10,000 American women develop ovarian cancer each year as a result of using talcum powder for perineal dusting. Ovarian cancer causes approximately 14,000 deaths each year among American women. Research dating back to the 1980s has documented the connection between baby powder and ovarian cancer.
Women and the family members of women who have suffered from ovarian cancer after using talcum powder, such as Johnson's Baby Powder, or a talc-based body freshener, such as Shower to Shower, may have grounds to file a baby powder lawsuit. Filing a claim allows a woman and her family to seek compensation for the pain, suffering, medical expenses and loss associated with ovarian cancer. This website provides access to comprehensive legal services from the nation's leading talcum powder ovarian cancer attorneys.