Courts Award Damages in 2 Cases Linking Ovarian Cancer and Talcum Powder
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.