Talcum powder lawsuits involving uterine cancer filed against Johnson & Johnson

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by Charles Miller

Johnson & Johnson is facing lawsuits filed on behalf of women who developed uterine cancer after using the company’s talcum powder products. These lawsuits were filed just months after Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay millions of dollars in damages in two lawsuits filed on behalf of women who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s Baby Powder, Shower to Shower, and other Johnson & Johnson talcum baby powder products for feminine hygiene.

In June, Illinois resident Tod Alan Musgrove filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson on behalf of his wife, Pamela. The lawsuit alleges that Pamela Musgrove was diagnosed with uterine cancer as a result of “regular and prolonged” use of talcum powder products such as Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. Mrs. Musgrove eventually passed away from uterine cancer.

This month, a California woman also filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson alleging that she developed uterine cancer after using the company’s talcum powder products. Dolores Gould alleges that she was diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2006 after using talcum powder products made by Johnson & Johnson all her life for feminine hygiene.

These lawsuits concerning the link between talcum baby powder and uterine cancer come just months after Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay multi-million dollar verdicts in a pair of lawsuits filed on behalf of women who developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s talcum powder products. In February, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72 million to the family of an Alabama woman who died from ovarian cancer that was linked to her use of Johnson’s Baby Powder, Shower to Shower, and other Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products. In May, a jury awarded $55 million in damages to a woman who was also diagnosed with ovarian cancer and who underwent a hysterectomy after using talcum powder products sold by Johnson & Johnson.

Lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson over the company’s talcum baby powder products have alleged that the company knew about the cancer risks associated with talc for decades, but hid this information from consumers. The company is currently facing about 1,800 lawsuit filed on behalf of women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s Baby Powder, Shower to Shower, or other talcum powder products sold by Johnson & Johnson.

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Filed Against Johnson & Johnson

If you or a loved one used Johnson’s Baby Powder, Shower to Shower, or other talcum baby powder products and were diagnosed with ovarian or uterine cancer, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson or other companies that manufactured products with talcum powder. The first step in taking legal action is to speak with an attorney who can advise you of your legal rights and help you begin the process of filing a lawsuit.

The lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson have extensive experience in filing lawsuits against large corporations. Our law firm has achieved settlements on behalf of our clients in dozens of product liability lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson, and has handled hundreds of cases involving products liability on behalf of our clients.

Our attorneys firmly believe that when companies who manufacture dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, or other harmful medical products, they should be held accountable for the injuries caused by these products in a court of law. Heygood, Orr & Pearson is dedicated to the belief that all patients should have the right to experienced, qualified counsel to ensure that their legal interests are represented and that their rights are fully protected.

For a free legal consultation to find out whether you may qualify to file a lawsuit against companies who manufactured talcum powder products, 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 simple questions about your case to get started.