Women across the country have filed a talcum powder lawsuit alleging that the product causes ovarian cancer. None of these cases have gone to a trial, until now. The first state court talcum powder trial is scheduled to start on February 1, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri. This trial comes months after a woman filed a lawsuit against talcum powder manufacturers. The outcome of this trial will be extremely important to nearly 700 other pending talcum powder lawsuits.
Why Was This Talcum Powder Lawsuit Filed?
The woman used Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products for female hygiene for over 35 years. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer two years ago and claims that using the talcum powder and the manufacturer’s failure to warn of the dangers of talcum powder caused her ovarian cancer. The allegations state that the talcum powder contained in these products has been linked to talcum powder research that reported an increased risk of contracting ovarian cancer by more than 30 percent when used genitally. The woman claims that Johnson & Johnson should have been aware of this connection or intentionally ignored it to keep selling their products. After being diagnosed, the woman underwent multiple surgeries and chemotherapy. From this, she incurred substantial medical bills, suffering and other losses. As a result, she contacted a lawyer who filed a talcum powder lawsuit on her behalf.
Is Anything Being Done In the Meantime?
Today, the bottles of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products do not contain a warning for the risk of cancer. Not much has changed since the talc mining company that supplied the manufacturer, also being sued, has been warning Johnson & Johnson about the risks since 2006. Furthermore, there are two expert doctors from Harvard involved in this case. One doctor was the first to publish studies regarding the risk of ovarian cancer from the genital use of talcum powder back in 1982. The other doctor examined the cancerous ovarian tissue removed from the woman in this lawsuit and found the presence of talc particles. Despite this, these talcum powder products are still being sold in stores and consumers are using them.
Speak With A Talcum Powder Lawyer
If you or someone you know has suffered side effects from using talcum powder such as ovarian cancer, you may be able to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. Our firm is working with experienced talcum powder lawyers who are investigating these cases. They may be able to file a talcum powder lawsuit for you and they charge no fee unless you win an award or settlement. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us toll free at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online.