190 New Talcum Powder Lawsuits Added To Ovarian Cancer MDL in NJ


Talcum Powder Lawsuits Allege Johnson & Johnson Failed To Warn That Routine Use of Baby Powder And Shower to Shower Causes Women To Develop Ovarian Cancer.

The multidistrict litigation (MDL) for Talcum Powder lawsuitsTalcum Powder Lawsuits Talcum-Powder-Ovarian-Cancer-Lawsuit saw an increase of 190 new cancer lawsuits last month. lawsuits were filed on behalf of women and their families who developed develop ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s talc based products. The talcum powder lawsuits claim the company failed to warn that prolonged genital use of Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for feminine hygiene purposes a risk for ovarian cancer. J&J has lost 5 cancer lawsuit trials with jury awards totaling over $700 million. (In Re: Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Marketing, Sales Practices & Products Liability Litigation – Talcum Powder Lawsuits MDL No. 2738)

“Unfortunately, Johnson & Johnson should expect to see a continual filing of lawsuits because women are seeking justice after discovering their ovarian cancer was allegedly associated with use of the company’s talc-based products,” says Attoneny and Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law, a noted attorney who is also a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist.

Southern Med Law’s attorneys continue to speak with women and their survivors who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after prolonged use of Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower or Baby Powder products. If you believe you developed ovarian cancer after using Shower to Shower or Baby Powder, contact Southern Med Law today at 1-205-547-5525 today for a free talcum powder cancer lawsuit review or visit southernmedlaw.com and fill out a contact form.

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Trials

The number of talcum powder cancer lawsuits filed in the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey increased from 684 to 878, from August 15 to September 15. When the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation established the MDL in October 2016, the panel transferred only 11 lawsuits to New Jersey. (In Re: Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Marketing, Sales Practices & Products Liability Litigation – Talcum Powder Lawsuits MDL No. 2738)

In addition to New Jersey, talcum powder cancer lawsuits are being filed in state courts including Los Angeles Superior Court where a jury, in August, awarded $417 million to a woman with ovarian cancer. This is the largest award to date for a talcum powder cancer lawsuit. (Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit Case No. BC628228, consolidated in Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding 4872, Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles)

Most of the jury trials have been held in the 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis, Missouri. In May, the Missouri jury awarded $110 million to a Virginia woman who maintained her use of talcum powder products led to her ovarian cancer diagnosis. (Case No. 1422-CC09326-01) A California woman with ovarian cancer was awarded $70 million in October 2016 while a South Dakota woman was awarded $55 million in May 2016 (Case No. 1422-CC09012-01, Case No. 1422-CC09012-02) The first trial in Missouri was held in February 2016 and ended with a $72 million jury award to the family of an Alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer in 2015. (Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Case No. 1422-CC09012-01)

The controversy over talc stems from using the soft mineral in the genital area as part of a woman’s feminine hygiene regimen. Johnson & Johnson maintains that talc does not cause ovarian cancer. Women disagree and in their lawsuits, cite studies that range from the 1970s to the current decade that suggest a link between ovarian cancer and routine use of talc in the genital area. According to the American Cancer Society, studies suggests ovarian cancer develops when talc particles applied to the genital area travel through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes to the ovary.

About Southern Med Law And Filing A Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit

Southern Med Law is led by Dr. François, an attorney and a practicing surgeon. The firm’s legal staff possess a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits. Southern Med Law’s attorneys 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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