Baby Powder Lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson talcum powder causing ovarian cancer

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Manufacturers have an obligation to implement rigorous testing and safety standards for their products. Johnson & Johnson is reportedly facing more than 1,200 talcum-powder lawsuits accusing the company of not adequately warning consumers about their products cancer risks.

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer and the fifth leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., with 20,000 women being diagnosed with the illness each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It accounts for 3 percent of all cancers in women. The connection between the frequent and consistent use of talc-containing powders, such as Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, and ovarian cancer is evident going as far back as 1982. This is according to a Harvard study that found that when compared with non-talcum powder users, women who used talcum powder in their sanitary pads and around their genitals had a greater risk of developing ovarian cancer.

Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts

In May 2016, the jury deliberated eight hours before ordering the company to pay $55 million to a South Dakota woman who blamed her ovarian cancer on years of talcum powder use. The ruling followed a $72 million award in February 2016 from another St. Louis jury to the family of an Alabama woman who died from ovarian cancer, which she said was caused by using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and other talcum products.

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