Compensation for Ovarian Cancer Victims who used Talcum Powder

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Johnson & Johnson has agreed to settle 1,000 of their pending talcum powder lawsuits for $100 million which comes out to an average of $100,000 per plaintiff. It is widely expected that more private settlements may be coming and that a global settlement may be as little as months away. Individuals involved in the litigation expect the average settlement numbers to be higher for future settlements and any global settlement, with numbers floating between $150,000 and $250,000 average per plaintiff. There is still time to sign up, but we may be getting near the end, so if you or a loved one has used talc and suffered ovarian cancer please complete the form on this page to get a free case review and find out if you qualify.

Forbes – Johnson & Johnson’s $100 Million Baby Powder Lawsuit Settlement Is Overdue For Black & Hispanic Women

Johnson & Johnson to discontinue sales of talc-based baby powder in U.S., Canada

After decades of denying the link between its Talcum Powder products and cancer and attempting to cover up the presence of asbestos in its Talc, Johnson and Johnson finally pulled their talc based products from the market in the United States and Canada…

Jury awards $4.69 billion to 22 women who suffered ovarian cancer after long term use of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. Learn more https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/13/health/4-69-billion-verdict-johnson–johnson-talcum-powder/index.html

The jury award includes $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages. It’s the largest verdict against the company that has sold Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brand talcum powder for decades.

The jurors sat through weeks of testimony listening to experts who explained the complicated science, workers at Johnson & Johnson who said their product was safe. They also heard from the cancer survivors themselves and the loved ones of six plaintiffs who have died from their cancer.

The first link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer complications was established in 1971, when British researchers found talc particles “deeply embedded” in ten of the 13 ovarian tumors they examined. In 1982, the medical journal Cancer published research indicating that, when used for a prolonged period of time, talc particles from body powder used for feminine hygiene can enter a woman’s upper genital tract, possibly resulting in ovarian cancer. Over the past three decades, several new studies have examined the potential connection between talcum powder and ovarian cancer, and found that the risk may be as high as 33%.

Why Talcum Cancer Lawsuits are Being Filed

Talcum powder lawsuits brought against Johnson & Johnson allege:

 

  • The pharmaceutical company manufactured a defective product.
  • The company knew that talcum powder can cause ovarian cancer when applied to women’s genital area.
  • The company failed to adequately warn consumers and the medical community about this risk.
  • The company targeted women in its talcum powder advertising.
  • The company misrepresented the safety of its talc-based baby and body powders and downplayed its risks.
  • The company knowingly sold talcum powder contaminated with asbestos for many years.

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

"Over the past three decades, several new studies have examined the potential connection between talcum powder and ovarian cancer, and found that the risk may be as high as 33%."

The first link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer complications was established in 1971, when British researchers found talc particles “deeply embedded” in ten of the 13 ovarian tumors they examined. In 1982, the medical journal Cancer published research indicating that, when used for a prolonged period of time, talc particles from body powder used for feminine hygiene can enter a woman’s upper genital tract, possibly resulting in ovarian cancer. Over the past three decades, several new studies have examined the potential connection between talcum powder and ovarian cancer, and found that the risk may be as high as 33%.

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