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Ovarian Cancer and Talcum Powder

Ovarian Cancer and Talcum Powder

Johnson & Johnson has just lost their second talcum powder lawsuit trial after juries in St. Louis awarded plaintiffs with tens of millions of dollars. The latest verdict was awarded to a woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after years of using Johnson & Johnson talcum-based powders on her genitals. The plaintiff from South Dakota was awarded $55 million. The other verdict was announced in February when a family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer was awarded $72 million, also by a St. Louis jury.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that ovarian cancer is responsible for thousands of deaths and is the fifth deadly cancer type. Each year there are more than 20,000 women that receive the devastating news that they have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Experts are saying that talc powders may be responsible for thousands of those illnesses. Evidence regarding the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer dates back to 1982.

Attorneys that are representing plaintiffs against Johnson & Johnson are claiming that the company has been aware of the cancer risks and talcum powder for years. They are also arguing that there are internal documents proving that J & J knew of the cancer link. Plaintiffs are claiming that despite their knowledge, Johnson & Johnson failed to warn consumers of the cancer risks. Currently, there are over 1,200 lawsuits filed in the talcum powder cases.

Are you a woman that has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer? Have you used talcum powders? If so, there is a direct link between the two, and you should fight to hold Johnson & Johnson responsible. It would be nearly impossible to fight a large corporation on your own. Therefore, contacting the experienced product liability attorneys at Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC is crucial. Our office has handled multiple product liability cases to provide the best representation possible for victims of company’s neglect. If you or a loved one have used talcum powder, contact us today.


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