Talcum Powder Lawsuit Trials Claim Women Developed Ovarian Cancer After Prolonged Use Of Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower and Baby Powders
The latest talcum powder lawsuit trial continues for a second week in the Missouri state court where four trials have already been held. The plaintiff in the fifth talcum powder lawsuit trial alleges her 40-year use of Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for feminine hygiene purposes led to her ovarian cancer diagnosis. The plaintiff’s lawsuit is similar to over 3,000 talcum powder lawsuits filed nationwide that claim J&J failed to disclose the ovarian cancer risk associated with its talcum powder products.
This talcum powder lawsuit trial involves a 61-year-old Virginia woman’s lawsuit began on April 10 in the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court in St. Louis, where the majority of talcum powder cancer lawsuits have been filed. The trial was pushed forward due to the plaintiff’s deteriorating health, according to court documents. The woman’s talcum powder lawsuit states she is in stage III(c) cancer and has suffered a recurrence and metastasis to her liver. The plaintiff’s evidence is being presented to jurors this week, who previously heard that J&J has documents that showed the company has known for 30 years about the ovarian cancer risk associated with talc. J&J’s talc supplier, Imerys Talc America Inc., is named as a co-defendant in the lawsuit. (Case No. 1422-CC09326-01, Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri)
“We are monitoring this trial very closely as well as the scientific evidence being presented to the jury of the correlation between ovarian cancer and long-term talcum powder use,” says Richard Schulte, co-founder of Wright & Schulte LLC.
The Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC are investigating legal claims of developing ovarian cancer after long term genital talcum powder use. If you or a loved one used J&J’s Shower to Shower or Baby Powder and were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, contact Wright & Schulte LLC for a free Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit consultation by visiting yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
At the center of the lawsuits is talc, a naturally occurring mineral made up of magnesium, silicon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Talc is widely used in a number of familiar consumer products and foods including cosmetics, body and facial powders, chewing gum and rice. Women have used talcum powder in the genital area for decades because of its ability to absorb moisture, reduce friction, and prevent rashes. It has been suggested that talcum powder causes ovarian cancer if the powder particles travel through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes to the ovary, according to the American Cancer Society.
Talcum powder cancer lawsuits allege that more than 20 epidemiological studies that have been conducted over the past four decades show a link between prolonged talc use and ovarian cancer. In 2016, information on the studies and other evidence were presented to three separate St. Louis Circuit Court juries which found in favor of the plaintiffs. The highest award to date was a $72 million verdict in February 2016 for the family of a 62-year-old Alabama woman who had used J&J’s talcum powder for over three decades. The woman died of ovarian cancer in October 2015. The trial was followed by another in May 2016 in which the jury awarded $55 million in damages to a South Dakota woman who said she had used J&J’s talcum powder products for years before she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In October, a California woman who had used talcum powder products for 50 years was awarded $70 million.
About Wright & Schulte LLC And Filing A Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Or Talcum Powder Lawsuit
Wright & Schulte LLC, is an experienced personal injury firm and represents victims in product liability lawsuits, such as talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits. The firm is dedicated to its clients and the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. The attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC fight tirelessly to ensure corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you are looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer lawsuit case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.