Johnson & Johnson faces more lawsuits from talcum powder users diagnosed with ovarian cancer

by Michael Heygood

Several new lawsuits were filed against Johnson & Johnson over the last few weeks by women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using the company’s talcum baby powder products. Johnson & Johnson is currently facing about 3,000 talcum powder lawsuits filed by women with ovarian cancer or uterine cancer.

Five of the talcum powder lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson in recent weeks were filed in Louisiana federal court. Three lawsuits were filed in state courts in Alabama, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota.

The hundreds of lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson by women who used talcum powder products sold by the company of continue to market products such as Shower to Shower and Johnson’s Baby Powder despite knowledge that they could increase the risk of developing cancer. Documents uncovered in previous talcum powder trials have revealed that Johnson & Johnson knew about the potential dangers of talcum powder decades before the cancer risk of these products was made public.

Subsequent studies have also found that women who use baby powder products containing talcum for feminine hygiene may face an increased cancer risk. When talcum is used in the vaginal area to control moisture and prevent odor, talc particles can travel through the body, where they can become lodged near the ovaries or in the uterus. Inflammation in the tissues surrounding these talc particles can eventually cause cancer cells to develop.

In February 2016, a jury in Missouri awarded a $72 million verdict to the family of an Alabama woman who died from ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products. The verdict was the first ever damages award in a talcum powder lawsuits. Just a few months later, another Missouri jury awarded $55 million to a women who underwent a total hysterectomy after she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Since these verdicts, hundreds of additional talcum powder lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson in state and federal courts nationwide.

Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of Talcum Powder Users Diagnosed With Cancer

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or uterine cancer after using baby powder or body powder products containing talc, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson or other manufacturers of talcum powder products. The first step in taking legal action is to speak with an attorney who has the experience in product liability litigation to advise you of your legal rights.

The lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson are currently representing more than 150 women who suffered from ovarian cancer after using talcum powder for feminine hygiene.  Our firm has filed hundreds of lawsuits on behalf of consumers who have been injured by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, and other products. We have taken on some of the largest corporations in the world on behalf of our clients. We believe that when consumers are injured by the wrongful conduct of multinational businesses or the negligent actions of a single individual, they should be entitle to have their interests represented in a court of law.

Heygood, Orr & Pearson has the financial resources to handle personal injury cases from start to finish. In many instances, our firm has personally invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in order to take a case to trial on behalf of our clients. At Heygood, Orr & Pearson, we are committed to achieving justice for our clients, whatever the cost.

For a free legal consultation about your case and to learn more about whether you qualify to file a talcum powder lawsuit, contact the lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson by calling toll-free at 1-877-446-9001. You can also reach us by following the link to our free case evaluation form and answering a few brief questions to get started.

by Michael Heygood

Michael Heygood is a licensed attorney and partner at HO&P who focuses on insurance and corporate litigation, and other civil arenas. Michael has been named multiple times to the Super Lawyers List.