Talcum powder is made primarily from talc, a mineral containing the elements magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. Used in baby and facial powders, cosmetics, and other consumer products, talc absorbs moisture and can be used to reduce chafing against the skin. But despite its wide use for decades, talcum powder has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer in some women.
If you or your mother, sister, daughter, or other loved one developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder, our defective product attorneys want to help. You may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages. Don’t wait, give us a call or fill out our free contact request form to get the legal representation you need today.
Companies like Johnson & Johnson have known about the link between their products and cancer for decades, but did nothing to warn women. You deserve to be heard. The lawyers in our network have the resources and expertise to go up against Big Pharma, and have won millions for our clients nationwide.
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On June 23, 2020, the Missouri Court of Appeals upheld a jury verdict that Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder caused ovarian cancer in 22 women, and ordered the company to pay $2.1 billion.
On May 19, 2020, Johnson & Johnson announced it was stopping sales of its talc-based baby powder in the U.S. and Canada.
During these trials, lawyers for the victim’s family claimed Johnson & Johnson knew about the talc powder cancer risk for decades, but failed to warn consumers to protect profits. Johnson & Johnson still faces more than 1,000 talcum powder cancer lawsuits in state courts.
As of Feb. 17, 2021, Johnson & Johnson faces more than 27,000 cases consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Hundreds more are pending in state courts. In it’s SEC filing for Jan. 2, 2021, the health care giant said it set aside nearly $4 billion in talc lawsuit and settlement reserves.