Women have sprinkled talcum powder onto sanitary napkins or into their undergarments for decades. These women were told the product could help control odors and moisture, but they were never informed about the potential risks associated with prolonged exposure.
Numerous studies have linked the use of talcum powder to ovarian cancer, and shockingly, internal communications at large talcum powder manufacturers show they were aware of the risks but chose not to inform the public.
The History of the Talcum Powder Lawsuits
The first lawsuit related to Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder was filed in 2009 by a woman named Diane Berg who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 49. Berg had used talcum powder most of her life because she was unaware of its links to ovarian cancer. After filing her lawsuit, she was approached by Johnson & Johnson, who were willing to settle the case as long as she agreed to keep it out of the press. Berg refused, and this opened the door for many other similar lawsuits.
Recently, two families in St. Louis were awarded a total of $127 million in damages. The court found that Johnson & Johnson were aware of the potential risks of their talcum powder products, but failed to do anything to warn the public.
Johnson & Johnson is not the only manufacturer that has sold talcum powder without warning the public of its potential dangers, however it is the largest company involved in the legal battle. Plaintiffs in these lawsuits allege each of the manufacturers have known about the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer for over 40 years, but decided to keep it quiet to avoid legal issues and protect their brands.
If you have ovarian cancer and believe it could be linked to talcum powder, speak to an attorney at the Trial Lawyers for Justice as soon as possible. Manufacturers are obligated to warn consumers about potential health risks associated with using a product. When they fail to fulfill this obligation, you should hold them liable with the help of an experienced attorney on your side.
How Victims May Be Compensated
Why should you bother pursuing a lawsuit against the talcum powder manufacturer that caused you harm? As a victim, you may be entitled to various forms of compensation. The manufacturer may be required to compensate you for current and future medical expenses that you have incurred because of talcum powder use. You may also be awarded for the pain and suffering that you have endured as a result of your talcum powder injuries.
More importantly, you will help give a voice to the countless women who may be suffering from ovarian cancer at this very moment, completely unaware that it is linked to a seemingly harmless product they have trusted for years.
To discuss your legal options, contact an attorney at the Trial Lawyers for Justice today.
Help For Victims is Available
Consumers have a right to know about the effects of using a product on their bodies. If you have suffered because of prolonged exposure to talcum powder, speak to an attorney at the Trial Lawyers for Justice immediately. Call 888-811-0844 to schedule a free consultation today