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How much do you trust the companies behind your favorite health products? Would you trust them with your life?

That’s the question on many baby powder users minds following a third verdict against Johnson & Johnson. The company insists their talc-based products are safe, yet three juries have now awarded ovarian cancer patients who say they used talcum powder for years before being diagnosed.

In this newest case, the California woman had used talcum powder on her genitals for 45 years. She blamed her ovarian cancer diagnosis on the talc, and accused he pharmaceutical giant of negligence for not properly warning consumers of the risks associated with their product. A St. Louis jury agreed and awarded her $70 million.

Johnson and Johnson plan to appeal this decision, along with two other similar decisions made earlier this year. Combined, the lawsuits have resulted in nearly $200 million in losses for the company.

Of course, the money gained in settlements like this can never make up for the deteriorating health of the victims. Anyone who has ever struggled through a cancer battle will tell you that no amount of money can make the fight worth it.

The plaintiff in this most recent courtroom battle says she was still using talcum powder even after her initial ovarian cancer diagnosis. She had no family history and wasn’t considered to be especially high risk. It wasn’t until she saw a commercial on TV warning women of the potential link between ovarian cancer and talc that she made the connection.

Because Johnson & Johnson still insist their product is safe, many of their customers have no idea the risk they might be taking on by using talcum powder each day. If you know someone who incorporates the product into their daily routine, make them aware of the allegations against Johnson & Johnson – it could save their life.

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC are currently investigating cases related to talcum and baby powder use on the genitals and ovarian cancer. If you or your loved one would like to setup a free consultation to discuss your situation, contact our office today.

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Talcum Powder Cancer LawsuitsA cancer patient who used Johnson & Johnson baby powder for years has fought – and won – her case against the company. The pharmaceutical company was ordered by a judge to pay $55 million to their former customer because of the dangerous talcum used in their product. The plaintiff used their baby powder for 35 years – until she was diagnosed with cancer in 2011.

Unfortunately, that story is all too familiar. Women from all walks of life grew up believing baby powder was a hygienic option for feminine care. But scientists have found that there may indeed be a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. For decades, the scientific community has urged people to use cornstarch based powders because of the danger associated with talc. Even babies can be at risk with talc – they can aspirate the fine particles and have trouble breathing.

Even with these warnings from the scientific community, Johnson & Johnson maintains that their product is safe. They have refused to change the labels on their products to include a warning about the potential hazards associated with talc. And though the company has lost several important lawsuits pertaining to the matter, they still insist that talc is a safe option.

Because baby powder is considered a cosmetic product and not a medical one, the labeling does not undergo scrutiny by the Food and Drug Administration. Without the government mandating safety warnings on cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson aren’t likely to change their labels anytime soon. But with this latest victory, we can hope the executives will change their stance.

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC are currently investigating cases related to talcum and baby powder use on the genitals and ovarian cancer. If you or your loved one would like to setup a free consultation to discuss your situation, contact our office today.

FREE CONSULTATIONS 877-544-5323

For years, women were encouraged by Johnson & Johnson to use baby powder to stay fresh. Decades later, many of those same women have developed ovarian cancer. Coincidence?

More than a thousand new talcum powder lawsuits have been filed against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. The company has sold millions of bottles of baby powder through the years, encouraging women to use the product to stay fresh between showers. When used on the female genitals, though, talc can work its way into the reproductive system and cause ovarian cancer.

Following two multi-million dollar settlements for ovarian cancer victims, others are stepping forward with their stories. Experts liken the phenomenon to the asbestos lawsuits several years ago. Because the latency period of the substance can last such a long time, many people exposed 20 or 30 years ago are just now experiencing the effects of talc.

Johnson & Johnson continues to stand by their product, citing research that claims their product is safe. Other studies have shown a correlation between the powder and the development of ovarian cancer. So far, two juries have decided Johnson & Johnson are at fault. How many more lawsuits will the company have to lose before the begin printing warning labels on their products?

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC are currently investigating cases related to talcum and baby powder use on the genitals and ovarian cancer. If you or your loved one would like to setup a free consultation to discuss your situation, contact our office today.

FREE CONSULTATIONS 877-544-5323

 

Talcum Powder Cancer LawsuitsJohnson & Johnson must pay $55 million to a woman who said the company’s talcum powder caused her to develop ovarian cancer. A federal jury awarded the plaintiff $5 million in compensatory as well as $50 million in punitive damages.

The verdict marks the second straight courtroom loss for the pharmaceutical giant. Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay another $72 million to the family of a victim who succumbed to ovarian cancer after using their talcum powder. The company plans to appeal both rulings.

There are another 1,200 lawsuits accusing Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn their customers of the potential dangers associated with talc.

The company stands by its product, claiming 30+ years of research shows talcum powder is safe. While the American Cancer Society claims its not clear that there’s a connection between talcum powder and cancer, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (part of the World Health Organization) lists the substance as a possible carcinogen.

Unlike most health-related products, talcum powder is considered to be cosmetic, and therefore is not under the review of the Food and Drug Administration. Proper labels, however, are required of all substances that are potentially harmful to users.

Whether or not health organizations and researchers agree about the safety of talcum powder is not for Johnson & Johnson to decide. They owe it to their customers to be honest about the potential hazards associated with the product. A simple addition to their labels cautioning users of the risks of using talc on female genitalia could save countless lives.

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC are currently investigating cases related to talcum and baby powder use on the genitals and ovarian cancer. If you or your loved one would like to setup a free consultation to discuss your situation, contact our office today.

FREE CONSULTATIONS 877-544-5323

 

For most of us, talcum powder is a household product as ubiquitous as a toothbrush or coffee pot. And why wouldn’t we believe it to be anything more than a hygiene tool? Many people use baby powder from the day they are born, and continue to do so for the rest of their lives. For some, however, talcum powder is the source of illness, cancer and even death. But you’d never know it, given the labeling – or lack thereof – from companies like Johnson & Johnson.

Yet study after study has found the same results: talcum powder, when used on the female genitalia, can cause ovarian cancer. In spite of these findings, companies refused to include warnings of the risks on their talcum powder products.

Now, more than 1,000 other women have filed lawsuits.

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC are currently investigating cases related to talcum and baby powder use on the genitals and ovarian cancer. If you or your loved one would like to setup a free consultation to discuss your situation, contact our office today.

FREE CONSULTATIONS 877-544-5323

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