Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits
Talcum powder linked to ovarian cancer
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RPWB attorneys are representing talcum powder users throughout the United States who developed ovarian cancer. Women who were regular users of talcum powder and developed ovarian cancer may be entitled to compensation from Johnson & Johnson because the company failed to warn women about the risk of using Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products.
The manufacturer for years has downplayed safety concerns in the face of an increasing body of science suggesting their products are harmful.
Questions about the safety of the product have lingered for decades. In 1971, researchers questioned whether the use of baby and other talcum powder causes ovarian cancer when doctors began uncovering talc particles in cancerous tumors. A 1982 Harvard University study quantified the risk, with researchers concluding that women who used talcum powder products were twice as likely to develop ovarian cancer and regular users of the products had nearly three times the risk.
Subsequent research has confirmed a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer, including a study in 2016 that found African-American women who used talcum powder had a 44% higher risk of ovarian cancer.
If you have been developed ovarian cancer and are a regular talcum powder user, please give us a call at 1-888-858-9085 or fill out the form below to begin your free, no-obligation case review.
RPWB represents people throughout the country who were injured as a result of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices and other unsafe products. Our firm is well-known for its powerful role on behalf of consumers who rely on pharmaceutical companies for safe and effective treatments. We have been appointed lead counsel in seven large multi-district litigations and leadership positions in many more. Our attorneys are sensitive to the wishes of our clients yet tenacious and experienced enough to secure the compensation our clients need and deserve.
US News & World Report lists RPWB as a 2020 Best Law Firm. Sixteen of our attorneys were named to the 2019 Best Lawyers in America list, making us a top-rated product liability and mass tort law firm. For the past five years, The Legal 500 has named RPWB as one of the top six law firms in the United States for toxic torts. Many of our attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers as being among the best in their practice areas.
RPWB is a national plaintiff law firm with locations in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Barnwell, Columbia and Aiken, South Carolina, and Edwardsville, Illinois. We serve people throughout the entire United States.
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In July 2018, a jury in Missouri awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who regularly used talcum powder and developed ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson failed in December to convince the trial judge to set aside the verdict.
In May 2017, a St. Louis jury awarded $110 million to 62-year-old Lois Slemp $110 million. Ms. Slemp used Johnson & Johnson Shower to Shower baby powder for 40 years and developed ovarian cancer.
In October 2016, a St. Louis jury awarded $70 million to Deborah Giannecchini. Ms. Giannecchini, who regularly used Johnson’s Baby Powder was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012.
In May 2016, a Missouri jury awarded $55 million to Gloria Ristesund, who developed ovarian cancer after years of talcum powder use. Johnson & Johnson appealed the verdict and were successful in having it overturned in June 2018.
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