Juries say Yes and J&J has known since the 1970’s putting millions of women at risk for ovarian cancer.
Scientists originally discovered talc particles in ovarian tumors in the early 1970’s and subsequent studies have showed a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. To date J&J continues to claim that their baby powder is safe in spite of verdicts totaling in the billions including a $4.69 Billion award to 22 women last year. There are at least 21 trials scheduled to go to trial in 2019 against J&J over talc.
Baby Powder is one of the best known products in America. It has been on the market for more than 100 years. Originally marketed for prevention of diaper rash, in the 1970’s J&J started targeting families and particularly women for hygiene. Within just a few years 70% of the sales of Baby Powder was for use by adults and surveys indicate that 40-50% of women in the U.S. have used baby powder.
Talc and asbestos are silicates that occur together and talc can be contaminated with asbestos due to the proximity of asbestos ore in underground talc deposits. Documents indicate that J&J has known for decades that baby powder could contain asbestos yet failed to disclose this to the FDA or the public.
There are currently almost 12,000 cases filed against J&J. Showard Law Firm is accepting talc claims. If you or a loved one used Johnson’s Baby Powder and were diagnosed with Ovarian cancer contact Showard Law Firm today for a free consultation.