Trial For Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Enters It’s Fourth Week As J&J Presenting It’s Defense


Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Filings Allege Johnson & Johnson’s Talc-Based Powders Causes Ovarian Cancer If Used For Feminine Hygiene Over A Prolonged Time

johsnons-baby-powder-ovarian-cancer-lawsuit-lawyerThe trial for a talcum powder cancer lawsuit being held in California has entered its fourth week. This week will continue to see J&J defending itself against claims that their Talcum powder products cause ovarian cancer. The talcum powder cancer trial in Los Angeles Superior Court involves a 63-year-old California woman who alleges her prolonged use of Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for feminine hygiene purposes led to her ovarian cancer diagnosis in 2007. (Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Case No. BC628228, Superior Court, County of Los Angeles, California)

Johnson & Johnson began its defense last week by presenting testimony from Alan Andersen, a former U.S. Food and Drug Administration scientist and director of the Cosmetic Ingredient Review, who says talcum powder does not carry a cancer risk. Mr. Anderson’s testimony counters testimony from plaintiffs’ expert witnesses, including the plaintiff’s doctor. The experts all stated that J&J’s Talc product can cause ovarian cancer. Also, among plaintiff’s witnesses was Dr. John Godleski, a pathology expert who testified of finding talc particles in the plaintiff’s ovarian tissue samples. (Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Case No. BC628228, Superior Court, County of Los Angeles, California)

“We expect more trials to be held because of the thousands of claims from women nationwide who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder products,” says Southern Med Law’s founder, Dr. François Blaudeau, a noted attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist.

The firm’s attorneys continue to speak with women, and their survivors, regarding possible ovarian cancer risks associated with prolonged genital used of talcum 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 for a free talcum powder cancer lawsuit review or visit and fill out a contact form.

This is the first talcum powder cancer lawsuit trial held in California. So far, the majority of trials have been held in the St. Louis Circuit Court in Missouri. The first talcum powder cancer trial ended in February 2016 with a St. Louis jury awarding $72 million to the family of an Alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer in 2015 after decades of genital talcum powder use. About three months later, another jury awarded $55 million to a South Dakota woman diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The verdict was followed in October 2016 with a $70 million award to a California woman. So far, the largest verdict of $110 million was awarded in May when the jury found Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products led to the ovarian cancer diagnosis of a Virginia woman in 2012. The woman’s trial was advanced due to her deteriorating health.

The claims presented in this trial mirror those found in 4,800 talcum powder cancer lawsuits filed in state and federal courts nationwide against Johnson & Johnson. The complaints are filed on behalf of women and their survivors who allege the company failed to warn women that long-term genital use of its talcum powder products can cause ovarian cancer.

Talcum powder consists of talc which is a soft mineral mined from the earth and made up of magnesium, silicon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Talc is found in a number of familiar consumer products including cosmetics, rice and chewing gum. Talcum powder is popular with consumers because it keeps skin dry, absorbs moisture, and reduces friction.

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. 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
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