Talcum Powder Lawsuit Trial Continues After Expert Testifies Talc May Cause Cancer


Talcum Powder Lawsuit Filings Maintain J&J Failed To Warn Of Risks For Developing Ovarian Cancer After Prolonged Use Of J&J Baby Powder and Shower To Shower

Talcum Powder Lawsuit johsnons-baby-powder-ovarian-cancer-lawsuit-lawyerThe first talcum powder lawsuit continues in California this week after toxicology testimony last week. Last Thursday a pharmacology expert testified that Talc is toxic and can damage human body cells and possibly lead to cancer. The talcum powder lawsuit is the first to be held in California and involves a 63-year-old woman with terminal cancer. The trial began last week in Superior Court in Los Angeles where 300 talcum powder cancer lawsuits are centralized for pretrial proceedings. This is the first trial outside of a Missouri state court where juries ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a combined total of $300 million in damages to plaintiffs who claim they developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products

“This trial will be closely watched to see how the California jury will respond to the allegations of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products causing ovarian cancer,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law, who is also a noted attorney and a practicing surgeon.

The firm’s attorneys continue to speak with women and their survivors across the country who have developed ovarian cancer after prolonged use of Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower or Baby Powder products. 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 today for a free talcum powder cancer lawsuit review or visit southernmedlaw.com and fill out a contact form.

On Thursday, Laura M. Plunkett, a pharmacology and toxicology expert, testified on behalf of the plaintiff regarding the toxicity of talc. The plaintiff alleges that Johnson & Johnson was aware that scientific studies showed a link between genital use of talc-based products and ovarian cancer but did not disclose the information to the public. The woman was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007 after using Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for decades as part of her feminine hygiene routine. The trial was expedited due to her deteriorating health, according to court records. (Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit Case No. BC628228, consolidated in Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding 4872, Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles)

Johnson & Johnson faces over 3,000 talcum powder cancer lawsuits nationwide that allege prolonged use of the company’s talc-based products in the genital area causes ovarian cancer. Most of the jury trials in 2016 were held in the 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis. The largest jury verdict, to date, is $110 million awarded in May to a Virginia woman who maintained her use of talcum powder products led to her ovarian cancer diagnosis. (Case No. 1422-CC09326-01) In February 2016, the first trial ended with a $72 million jury award 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. (Case No. 1422-CC09012-02, Case No. 1422-CC09012-01)

Talc is a soft mineral mined from the earth and is known for absorbing moisture and reducing friction. The controversy surrounding talc has prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Women’s Health (OWH) to fund a study to address the potential ovarian cancer risk from talc-based products. According to the American Cancer Society, studies suggests that ovarian cancer is developed when talc particles applied to the genital area travel through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes to the ovary.

About Southern Med Law And Filing A Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit

Southern Med Law is led by Dr. François, an attorney and a practicing surgeon. The firm’s legal staff possess a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits. Southern Med Law’s attorneys 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.

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