3 Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits Heads To Trial June 5th In Missouri


Verdicts In Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits Found J&J’s Talcum Powder To Cause Ovarian Cancer After Prolonged Use For Femine Hygiene

johsnons-baby-powder-ovarian-cancer-lawsuit-lawyerWith combined jury verdicts for talcum powder lawsuits now totaling over $300 million, Johnson & Johnson is preparing to defend itself in another talcum powder cancer trial. This trial will be held on June 5 in St. Louis, but unlike the previous five trials held in Missouri, this is the first time three wrongful death cases will be tried together. The St. Louis Circuit Court cases are among 3,100 talcum powder cancer lawsuits pending nationwide. The complaints accuse Johnson & Johnson of failing to adequately warn consumers that routinely applying Shower to Shower and Baby Powder in the genital area can cause ovarian cancer.

“This is expected to be an intense trial because evidence will be presented on behalf of three women who died after years of talcum powder use,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.

Southern Med Law’s attorneys continue to receive calls from women and their survivors nationwide who have questions about potential talcum powder cancer lawsuits and the legal options available to them. The firm urges women who believe they developed ovarian cancer due to long-term use of Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower or Baby Powder to contact Southern Med Law to discuss their legal rights and for a free talcum powder cancer lawsuit review. You can visit southernmedlaw.com and fill out a contact form or call 1-205-547-5525 today.

According to court records for the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court in St. Louis, the consolidated cases were brought by survivors of alleged talcum power cancer victims:

• A mother from Texas whose daughter died of ovarian cancer in January 2016.

• A husband from Missouri whose wife used talcum powder from 1972 to 2011. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008 and died in 2011.

• A daughter from Virginia whose mother died of ovarian cancer in April 2016.

A docket entry shows that Judge Rex M. Burlison, who is managing the talcum powder cancer litigation in St. Louis, granted plaintiffs’ motion on May 18 to have a multi-plaintiff trial. (Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits – Case No. 1422-CC09326-01, 22nd Circuit Court, City of St. Louis)

All talcum powder cancer lawsuits focus on talc, a mineral mined from the earth and made up of magnesium, silicon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Talc is found in a number of familiar consumer products such as cosmetics, balloons, rice and chewing gum. Talcum powder is popular with consumers because it reduces friction, absorbs moisture, helps prevent rashes, and keeps skin dry. According to the American Cancer Society, it has been suggested that ovarian cancer is developed when talc particles applied to the genital area travel through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes to the ovary.

According to court records, the first trial talcum powder cancer trial in the St. Louis Circuit Court was brought by the family of an Alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer in 2015. Her family was awarded $72 million in February 2016. A second jury awarded $55 million in May 2016 to a South Dakota woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after decades of talcum powder use. In October 2016, a California woman was awarded $70 million. The largest verdict of $110 million was awarded on May 4 when the jury found Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products led to the ovarian cancer diagnosis of a Virginia woman in 2012. The woman’s trial was advanced due to her deteriorating health.

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 issue like those involved in talcum powder 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.

Southern Med Law
François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire
2224 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: (205) 547-5525
Fax: (205) 547-5526
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