Some women who have used Johnson & Johnson talc-based powders Shower to Shower and Baby Powder have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Some lawsuits are charging that Johnson & Johnson knew about the risk but didn't inform the public.
What Is The Risk?
This personal injury lawsuit and others like it have to do with women who used talc on their genitals over many years to control odor and moisture. For decades, studies have shown a link between talc powders used on the genitals and ovarian cancer; and yet Johnson & Johnson has failed to advertise that risk via labeling. This negligence on the part of Johnson & Johnson has put many at a risk for a devastating and often fatal disease. What's worse, there is evidence that the company may have known of this risk as far back as 1982.
For additional information, see the attached article from the National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
What Do I Do Now?
If you or a loved one has used Johnson & Johnson talc-based powder, and has since been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses as well as punitive damages. Contact a lawyer with experience in products liability to discuss your situation and determine if a lawsuit would be appropriate in your case.
Contact Our Firm To Learn More
No one should be sickened or lose a loved one from using a product they reasonably assumed to be safe. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer you suspect is linked to talc powder use, you shouldn't have to bear the burden of this illness alone. Contact our Charleston law firm, Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC, today by calling 304-205-1810 or emailing us for a free initial consultation.