Plaintiff Seeks Consolidation of Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits Into Federal MDL


Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits Found Women Developed Ovarian Cancer After Consistent Use Of Johnson & Johnson’s Talcum Powder

Talc-Powder-Cancer-LawsuitsA plaintiff involved in a talcum powder cancer lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, has asked for a consolidation of all federally filed talcum powder cancer lawsuits. The St. Clair County, Illinois plaintiff explained in her petition to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) that the 11 pending cases commonly allege that women develop ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products in their feminine hygiene routine. (In Re: Johnson & Jonson “Baby Powder” and “Shower to Shower” Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 16-71)

In anticipation of more federal talcum powder cancer lawsuits filings, the plaintiff asked the JPML to transfer the cases to U.S. District Judge David Herndon in the Southern District of Illinois. According to the motion, Judge Herndon has experience in managing large-scaled multidistrict litigations (MDL), having presided over MDLs for Yaz/Yasmin birth control products and the Pradaxa blood thinner. Consolidating the talcum powder cases pending in 10 different federal courts nationwide, will eliminate duplicative discovery, prevent inconsistent rulings, and conserves resources for the court, plaintiffs and defendants, the petition said. Additionally, the Southern Illinois court is near St. Louis, Missouri, where two talcum powder cancer lawsuits have already gone to trial. The plaintiff said in her July 15 motion that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2011 after using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products for more than 20 years. Her lawsuit is filed in the Southern Illinois district court. (Case No. 3:16-cv-00741)

The attorneys at Southern Med Law continue to speak with women and their families from across the country regarding talcum powder cancer lawsuits. The firm urges women who believe they developed ovarian cancer due to using Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower or Baby Powder to contact one of the firm’s attorneys to discuss their legal rights and for a free talcum powder cancer lawsuit review. You can visit and fill out a contact form or call 1-205-547-5525 today.

Talc is a soft mineral frequently found in products such as cosmetics, rice and chewing gum. For the past 40 years, studies have shown ovarian cancer risks with long-term use of talcum powder in the genital area. A study published in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention in June found African American women who use talcum powder as part of their feminine hygiene routine are at a greater risk for ovarian cancer than other women.

Court documents indicate a St. Louis state court jury rendered a record $72 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson in February. The case was brought on behalf of a 62-year-old Alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer in October 2015, after using talcum powder products for over 30 years, according to the complaint. (Case No. 1422-CC09012-01, Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri) In May, a separate St. Louis jury awarded $55 million to a 62-year-old South Dakota who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder for 40 years. (Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Case No. 1422-CC09012-02, Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri)

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. Dr. Blaudeau and his legal staff at Southern Med Law are an experienced group of attorneys who possess a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions, especially those surrounding talcum powder and ovarian cancer. They are not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice. Southern Med Law represents clients from around the country and has successfully taken on such companies as Intuitive and Mirena. Southern Med Law is committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal representation that assures success.

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