A Fourth Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Trial Continues In St. Louis


Juries In Previous Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Trials Have Found Prolonged Use of J&J’s Talc and Baby Powders Have Caused Ovarian Cancer In Women

talcum-powder-lawsuit-side-effect-ovarian-cancer-20Talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits are moving forward with a fourth trial getting underway in St. Louis, Missouri. The 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis is where the majority of the 2,000 talcum powder cancer cases pending against Johnson & Johnson are awaiting litigation. The forth trial against Johnson & Johnson come after it lost the first three Talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit. The jurors in those trials found for the plaintiffs who blamed Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower talc products for their development of ovarian cancer. The women and their families in the fir first three trials were awarded just under $200 Million in total. Johnson and Johnson is defending itself against lawsuits alleging women who use talcum powder over an extended period of time for feminine hygiene purposes have developed ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson no longer sells Shower to Shower but sold it at the time plaintiffs used the product.

“We will be closely monitoring this trial as we have done with the previous lawsuits tried in Missouri to better serve our clients in future trials” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.

Attorneys at Southern Med Law continue to speak to women and their survivors nationwide regarding talcum powder cancer lawsuits. 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.

The latest trial, which began February 6, involves a 56-year-old Tennessee woman who used Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder for 36 years, the plaintiff’s lawsuit said. The woman was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2013, and subsequently underwent a hysterectomy and chemotherapy. The talcum powder cancer lawsuit alleges Johnson & Johnson failed to disclose the cancer risks associated with its talcum powder product. Johnson & Johnson continues to maintain that its talcum powder products are safe. The complaint also names talc supplier, Imerys Talc America, as a co-defendant. (Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Case No. 1422-CC09326-01, Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri)

Talc is a soft mineral mined from the earth and made up of magnesium, silicon, hydrogen, and oxygen, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Consumers find talc convenient to use because it absorbs moisture and reduces friction. Talc is also found in familiar products and food such as rice, chewing gum, and cosmetics. Talcum powder cancer lawsuits maintain that more than 20 epidemiological studies, dating back to the 1970s, show a link between long-term talcum powder use in the genital area and ovarian cancer.

Court documents in talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits indicate that Johnson & Johnson lost three trials in the St. Louis Circuit Court in 2016. In February 2016, the jury awarded a record $72 million to the family of an Alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer in 2015. (Case No. 1422-CC09012-01) In May, a South Dakota woman was awarded $55 million and in October, a California woman was awarded $70 million. (Case No. 1422-CC09012-02, Case No. 1422-CC09012-01) The plaintiffs all allege that their ovarian cancer was linked to routine use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes. Besides Missouri, talcum powder cancer lawsuits are pending in Los Angeles County Superior Court and New Jersey’s Atlantic County Superior Court. In October, a multidistrict litigation was created for 11 federally filed talcum powder ovarian cancer complaints in the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey. (In Re: Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Marketing, Sales Practices & Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2738)

About Southern Med Law And Filing A Talcum Powder Ovarian 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 questions at issue in all manner of product liability and personal injury claims. 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
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