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.
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.  Previously, Johnson & Johnson faced a $72 million award after a woman lost her life. Sixty-two year old Jacqueline Fox passed away last Fall after losing her two-year battle with ovarian cancer. Reportedly, Fox used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and other hygiene products containing talcum powder for more than 35 years. Her family claims the talcum powder directly caused Fox’s ovarian cancer that ultimately killed her. Her pathologist discovered that her ovaries were inflamed from talc, and then her cancer developed.
An additional 1,200 women are also suing Johnson & Johnson for the company’s failure to warn consumers about the dangers of talc.
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. Some years ago, doctors began seeing talcum powder incorporated in tissue of women with ovarian cancer. This led many doctors to advise parents to stop using talcum powder on babies, and for feminine hygiene.
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.
 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/.
 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/.