J&J Begins Defence As Fourth Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Trial Continues


Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Filings Allege J&J’s Talc-Based Powders Cause Ovarian Cancer In Women After Prolonged Use For Feminine Hygiene.

johsnons-baby-powder-ovarian-cancer-lawsuit-lawyerWhile talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) continue to mount nationwide, the company is presenting its defense this week to a state court jury in St. Louis, Missouri. This is the fourth jury trial in the 22nd Circuit Court for the personal health care products manufacturer accused of failing to warn that its Baby Powder and Shower to Shower causes ovarian cancer in women who consistently use the products in their feminine hygiene routine. J&J is facing over 2,000 talcum powder cancer lawsuits nationally and over half are filed in St. Louis.

Southern Med Law attorneys represent women in product liability lawsuits and continually speak to women and their survivors about their experiences and concerns over developing ovarian cancer after long-term talcum powder use.

“Women who have suffered devastating effects of ovarian cancer that we believe is due to using talcum powder over an extended period of time have legal rights of which they should be aware,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law, who is an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist.

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 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 trial, which began February 9, involves a 56-year-old Tennessee woman who alleges in her complaint that her use of J&J’s Baby Powder for 36 years led to her diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2013. The plaintiff’s attorney said in opening statements that scientific studies point to a link between talcum powder use in the genital area and ovarian cancer, but J&J ignored the research to protect its profits, according to a Courtroom View Network report. The plaintiff rested her case on February 23. J&J’s attorney told jurors that regulatory health organizations and watchdog groups that reviewed studies cited by the plaintiff have yet to support the studies’ findings of talcum powder’s link to ovarian cancer. The company continues to maintain that its talcum powder products are safe to use. Talc suppler, Imerys Talc America, is a co-defendant in the case. (Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Case No. 1422-CC09326-01, Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri)

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, talc is a soft mineral that is mined from the earth and is known for absorbing moisture and reducing friction. Talc is also used in cosmetics, chewing gum, balloons, rice and other familiar consumer products. [fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductsIngredients/Ingredients/ucm293184.htm]

Last year, J&J lost three talcum powder ovarian cancer trials in the St. Louis Circuit Court. In October, a jury awarded $70 million to a California woman and $55 million in May to a South Dakota woman. (Case No. 1422-CC09012-01 Case No. 1422-CC09012-02) Jurors awarded a record $72 million in February 2016 to the family of an Alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer in 2015. (Case No. 1422-CC09012-01) Besides Missouri state court, talcum powder lawsuits have been consolidated in California’s Los Angeles County Superior Court, New Jersey’s Atlantic County Superior Court and New Jersey’s federal district court.

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
Fax: (205) 547-5526
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