Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits See Increase In Case Filings Across The Country


Thousands of Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits Allege Women Developed Ovarian Cancer After Using Johnson & Johnson’s Talcum Powder Products.

johsnons-baby-powder-ovarian-cancer-lawsuit-lawyerAn influx of talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits have been filed nationwide indicates more women and their survivors are taking Johnson & Johnson to task over the alleged ovarian cancer risks associated with its talcum powder products. A federal court document shows at least 560 talcum powder lawsuits involving over 3,000 plaintiffs are pending against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in federal and state courts. The complaints all allege that prolonged use of J&J’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for feminine hygiene purposes may lead to ovarian cancer.

Southern Med Law’s attorneys continue to provide information to women and their survivors on the legal options available to those who have developed ovarian cancer allegedly from long-term use of talcum powder products.

“Women who have been injured by talcum powder products, or their survivors, may be eligible to receive compensation for the serious or fatal injuries that they have suffered,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law, who is an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist.

Southern Med Law urges women who believe they developed ovarian cancer due to prolonged genital use of Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower or Baby Powder to contact Southern Med Law at 1-205-547-5525 to discuss their potential legal rights and for a free talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit review. You can visit southernmedlaw.com for more information.

Federally filed talcum powder cancer lawsuits have been consolidated in the District of New Jersey. Recently, the plaintiffs and J&J submitted a joint report detailing the number of talcum powder cancer cases pending as of March 20. The number includes:

• 196 cases with 1,059 plaintiffs in the District of New Jersey
• 118 cases with 472 plaintiffs in Los Angeles Superior Court in California
• 24 cases with over 96 plaintiffs in Delaware Superior Court
• 22 cases with 1,411 plaintiffs in the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court in Missouri
• 201 cases pending in the Atlantic County Superior Court in New Jersey

The report also mentioned eight multi-plaintiff talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits with 513 plaintiffs are pending in the Missouri federal court. Plaintiffs have filed petitions to remand the cases back to Missouri state court. A handful of cases are pending in other states and the District of Columbia, the report said. (In Re: Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Products Marketing, Sales Practices And Products Liability Litigation – Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits MDL No. 2738)

At the center of the ovarian cancer lawsuits is the naturally occurring mineral called talc, which is made up of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. Talcum powder is a popular product among consumers because of its ability to absorb moisture and reduce friction. For decades, women have used talcum powder in the genital area as part of their feminine hygiene routine. The American Cancer Society 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.

According to the joint report, most talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits are filed in the 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis, Missouri where juries found Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder to have caused ovarian cancer and awarded the largest verdicts of all the talcum powder trials that have been held. he largest award was given in 2016 to the family of an Alabama woman who had used J&J’s talcum powders for over 30 years. Unfortunately, she succumbed to ovarian cancer in October 2015. In May, a South Dakota woman was awarded $55 million, followed by a $70 million award to a California woman in October.

About Southern Med Law And Filing A Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit

Southern Med Law is led by Dr. François a, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist. 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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François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire
2224 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: (205) 547-5525
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