Courts Award Damages in Multiple Cases Linking Ovarian Cancer and Talcum Powder
Legally Reviewed and Edited by: Terry Cochran
UPDATE: California Juror awards $30 million to woman diagnosed with mesothelioma
On March 13, 2019, a California jury awarded close to $30 million to a woman who was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2017 after using Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower (another powder containing talc sold in the past) consistently in the 1960s and 70s.
This suit is the first to go to trial since December 2018 articles by Reuters and The New York Times alleged the company knew for years that its baby powder might contain asbestos. Lasting for approximately nine weeks, this is just one of the many lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson scheduled for trial in 2019.
“While Johnson & Johnson continue to deny claims that their talcum powder has dangerous side effects, evidence shows a direct link to cancer due to asbestos contamination,” says Attorney and Registered Nurse Eileen Kroll. “As long as Johnson & Johnson continue to deny responsibility, Cochran, Kroll & Associates will be there to fight for the rights of those who have been negatively affected by their products.”
UPDATE: New report shows asbestos in Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder
On December 14, 2018, Reuters, an international news organization, posted a report alleging that between the years 1972 and 1975, Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder tested positive for asbestos in at least 3 different labs.
In April 2018, a jury in Verona, New Jersey awarded $117 million to a man who developed mesothelioma after using Johnson’s baby powder for approximately 30 years.
Documents presented at this trial showed that Johnson & Johnson knew as early as 1969 that there were traces of asbestos in their talcum powder that could lead to mesothelioma and lung cancer but decided to withhold this information.
Due to this act of negligence, Johnson & Johnson are now facing a multitude of lawsuits by men and women who have been affected by using their talcum products.
“Justice must be demanded when companies fail to create and sell safe products,” notes Attorney and Registered Nurse Eileen Kroll.
If you, or someone you know, has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer that may be linked to Johnson & Johnson’s products, please contact our office for a free, confidential review of your potential claim. You could be entitled to financial compensation.
Does talcum powder cause cancer?
That question was presented for our court system to determine in 2 recent U.S. cases of product liability and failure to warn consumers of a known potential risk.
In February 2016, a jury in St. Louis, Missouri, awarded $72 million to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s talcum powder products for feminine hygiene.
In a separate case in May 2016, a jury in St. Louis, Missouri, awarded $55 million to a woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s talcum powder products for feminine hygiene for approximately 40 years.
Manufacturer failed to warn consumers
Evidence presented at these two trials shows that Johnson & Johnson knew as early as 1971 that there was an association between an increased risk of ovarian cancer and use of their talc products for feminine hygiene.
Despite knowledge of this increased risk of ovarian cancer, Johnson & Johnson failed to warn consumers, and is now facing thousands of lawsuits from women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s talcum powder products. These products include Johnson’s Baby Powder as well as Shower to Shower, both of which contain talc as an ingredient.
Cochran, Kroll & Associates is now accepting talcum powder-induced ovarian cancer cases nationwide
Attorney Eileen Kroll specializes in cases involving women’s health issues. As both an attorney and a registered nurse, she is uniquely qualified to handle these types of cases.
“For decades, women have been using Johnson’s talcum powder products in their genital area as a way of keeping the skin dry, free of irritation, and smelling fresh and clean,” explains Attorney and Registered Nurse Eileen Kroll.
You may be entitled to compensation
Kroll, a partner in the law firm Cochran, Kroll & Associates in Livonia, Michigan, continues: “However, evidence presented in the lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson shows that the talc powder used in these products can enter the body through the vagina and travel to the ovaries. Once the talc powder reaches the ovaries, experts are concerned that it can cause an increased risk of ovarian cancer.”
In fact, the World Health Organization considers talc a “possibly human carcinogen.”
You need experienced representation
Nurse/Attorney Eileen Kroll focuses her caseload on product liability and medical malpractice issues. She earned her BS in Nursing from Madonna University and her law degree from University of Detroit. Kroll was featured in the Livonia, Michigan, Observer newspaper for her expertise in representing women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and used talcum powder for feminine hygiene. Read the article.
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If you, or someone you know, has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and used Johnson & Johnson’s products for feminine hygiene, please contact our office for a free, confidential review of your potential claim. You could be entitled to financial compensation.
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