Sixth Talcum Powder Lawsuit Trial To Begin On October 16


Talcum Powder Lawsuit Trials Allege Women Developed Ovarian Cancer After Prolonged Use Of Johnson & Johnson’s Talcum Powder Products In The Genital Area

johsnons-baby-powder-ovarian-cancer-lawsuit-lawyerThe Sixth Talcum powder lawsuit trial is set to begin move forward in Missouri on October 16th. The ovarian cancer trial will take place in the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court. Juries in past talcum powder trials in Missouri and California have awarded over $700 million to women and their survivors who developed ovarian cancer after prolonged use of J&J’s talc products. Johnson & Johnson faces over 4,800 talcum powder lawsuits nationwide that accuse the company of knowing about the ovarian cancer risks associated with Baby Powder and Shower to Shower but failing to inform the public.

“The problems over talcum powder continue,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, Southern Med Law’s founder. “Our attorneys continue to speak with women—and their surviving family members—who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after prolonged use of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products.” The firm asks 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 or visit and fill out a contact form for more information or to be contacted by one of the firms attorneys.

The upcoming trial involves a wrongful death lawsuit brought by a Missouri resident whose wife used Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products for nearly 40 years before being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008. Unfortunately, she died in 2011. The case was one of three consolidated lawsuits that went to trial in July. The other two lawsuits involved plaintiffs from Texas and Virginia. A mistrial was declared after five days of testimony when the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that limited where companies can be sued. The Supreme Court’s ruling meant the Missouri court could not hear the Texas and Virginia cases. (Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit–Case No. 1422-CC09326-02)

The largest talcum powder verdict, to date, was $417 million awarded in August by a Los Angeles Superior Court jury to a California woman diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The woman said she used Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products for decades in her feminine hygiene routine. (Talcum Powder Lawsuit Case No. BC628228, Superior Court, County of Los Angeles, California)

The Missouri court’s largest verdict of $110 million was awarded in May to a Virginia woman who said she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder products for over 40 years. (Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Case No. 1422-CC09326-01) Jury trials in Missouri began in February 2016 when a jury awarded $72 million to the family of an Alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer in 2015. (Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Case No.1422-CC09012-01) A South Dakota woman was awarded $55 million in May 2016 and a California woman was awarded $70 million in October 2016. (Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Case No. 1422-CC09012-02, Case No. 1422-CC09012-01)

The focus of all talcum powder cancer lawsuits is on talc, a mineral mined from the earth and made up of magnesium, silicon, hydrogen, and oxygen. It has been suggested that talcum powder might cause ovarian cancer if the powder particles applied to the genital area were to travel through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes to the ovary, according to the American Cancer Society.

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 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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