Jury Links Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder To Ovarian Cancer

Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder has been linked to ovarian cancer. Furthermore, the company’s internal memos suggest they were aware of these risks, but gave no notice or warnings to consumers.[1]

A second civil lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson resulted in a $55 million award to a 62-year-old woman who said her ovarian cancer was the result of talcum in the baby powder. Talc was discovered in her ovarian tissues, and her cancer is in remission. [1] Previously, Johnson & Johnson faced a $72 million award after a woman lost her life.[2] Sixty-two year old Jacqueline Fox passed away last Fall after losing her two-year battle with ovarian cancer.[3] Reportedly, Fox used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and other hygiene products containing talcum powder for more than 35 years.[4] Her family claims the talcum powder directly caused Fox’s ovarian cancer that ultimately killed her.[5] Her pathologist discovered that her ovaries were inflamed from talc, and then her cancer developed.[6]

An additional 1,200 women are also suing Johnson & Johnson for the company’s failure to warn consumers about the dangers of talc.[7]

Baby Powder and Products Containing Talc

Talc, also known as talcum powder, is a naturally occurring mineral composed of magnesium, silicon, oxygen, and hydrogen. It is a common ingredient in baby powder and other products that are used for feminine hygiene.[8] Some years ago, doctors began seeing talcum powder incorporated in tissue of women with ovarian cancer.[9] This led many doctors to advise parents to stop using talcum powder on babies, and for feminine hygiene.[10]

Contact Allen & Allen For A Free Evaluation

Allen & Allen is investigating claims on behalf of individuals who suffered injuries caused by talcum powder. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, contact the attorneys of Allen & Allen for a free consultation at 1-866-388-1307.

Sobre el Autor: Jason Konvicka es socio y abogado litigante de Allen & Allen en Richmond, Virginia. Durante sus más de 20 años de carrera, ha logrado numerosos veredictos de jurados sin precedentes y acuerdos sustanciales en nombre de sus clientes. Su práctica se centra en negligencia médica, accidentes de bus y Responsabilidad del producto Casos de lesiones personales. Fuera de la sala del tribunal, Jason está involucrado con la Asociación de Abogados Litigantes de Virginia y actualmente forma parte de su Junta de Gobernadores como Vicepresidente.


[1] http://www.cbsnews.com/news/jury-orders-johnson-and-johnson-to-pay-cancer-survivor-55-million/

[2] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/02/24/johnson-johnson-ordered-to-pay-72m-in-suit-linking-talcum-powder-to-ovarian-cancer/.

[3] Identificación.

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[8] Historically, talcum powder contained asbestos, which was linked to cancer in multiple studies. Modern talcum powder however, does not contain asbestos. Ver https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/02/24/johnson-johnson-ordered-to-pay-72m-in-suit-linking-talcum-powder-to-ovarian-cancer/; http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2016/02/24/johnson-johnson-lawsuit-baby-powder-talcum-ovarian-cancer-link/80845030/.

[9] According to a phone interview with the chief of Gynecologic Oncology and Director of Clinical Cancer Services at Winthrop-University Hospital, Eva Chalas. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2016/02/24/johnson-johnson-lawsuit-baby-powder-talcum-ovarian-cancer-link/80845030/.

[10] Identificación.