A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Johnson & Johnson alleging that many cases of ovarian cancer could have been prevented if the company would’ve placed warnings on the labeling of Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower regarding the dangers of applying the products around the genitals.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one got cancer after using Johnson’s Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
August 17, 2016 – The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas by Florence Kuntz, whose daughter allegedly died from ovarian cancer after the age of 43 after using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder for 23 years. Kuntz alleges that J&J knew about the cancer risk with talc but failed to warn consumers, and that studies linking the disease to the products date back to the early 1970s.
J&J has marketed it talc-containing products for decades as a feminine hygiene body powder pitched mainly to black and Hispanic women, encouraging them to use it after every shower and apply it around their genitals and in their underwear to maintain “personal freshness.”
To date, just 2 talcum powder lawsuits out of several thousand filed against J&J have gone to trial. In the first, a St. Louis jury awarded $72 million to the family of Jackie Fox, who died from ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower for more than 35 years. In the second lawsuit, J&J was ordered to pay $55 million to Gloria Ristesund, who blamed her ovarian cancer on decades of using the same products.
During both trials, company documents revealed that J&J was aware of a potential association between talcum powder and ovarian cancer since at least 1971. The documents also indicated that in 1992 the company specifically targeted sales towards women who were frequent users of talcum powder, without warning them of the potential cancer risk.
Do I have a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in talcum powder lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new ovarian cancer cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by a talc product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.