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New Baby Powder Lawsuit | Ovarian Cancer From Talcum Powder

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Talcum Powder – Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Division Opens

Due to the huge number of calls from women who have used Johnson's Baby Powder or Shower To Shower and now have a diagnosis of ovarian cancer a special department for  Ovarian Cancer- Talcum Powder Lawsuits has been opened. 

A New Baby Powder Cancer Lawsuit Goes to Trial in St. Louis and we know that there will be more calls from women nationwide as the news of new lawsuits hits the news.

The Ovarian Cancer- Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Two months after a jury in St. Louis awarded $72 million, a second trial is underway on behalf of a woman who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s Baby Powder for 40 years.

A jury in St. Louis will soon decide whether to award compensation to a woman who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s Baby Powder for over 40 years.

The lawsuit is Ristesund v. Johnson & Johnson Case No. 1422-CC09012-01 in Missouri Circuit Court.

She Used Baby Powder All Her Life

The plaintiff is Gloria Ristesund, a 62 year-old woman who used baby powder genitally for most of her life. In 2011, she was diagnosed with endometrioid ovarian cancer and had a hysterectomy.

Lawyers say her repeated use of baby powder and pre-existing endometriosis increased her risk of ovarian cancer by 214%. They say Johnson & Johnson knew about the risk but failed to warn consumers.

Slogans Enticed Her

Instead, the company marketed talcum powder to adult women with slogans like “Just a sprinkle a day helps keep odor away.” Ristesund says she never would have used baby powder if she had known about the risk.

In opening arguments, lawyers told the jury: “This case is about profit over human life — specifically, women’s lives. … [J&J] put a corporate philosophy of profit over the safety of their customers.”

Marketing Directed To Hispanic Women

Lawyers presented several internal memos as evidence, including one from 1992 in which the company acknowledges the risk of cancer. The same memo recommends increasing marketing efforts toward black and Hispanic women.

In another memo from 1994, an expert warned that anybody who denies the link between talc and cancer is “denying the obvious in the face of all evidence to the contrary.”

This is the third trial against Johnson & Johnson over talcum powder. In February 2016, another jury in St. Louis awarded $72 million to the family of Jacqueline Fox, a black woman from Alabama who died of ovarian cancer after using baby powder for more than 35 years.

1200 Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

Approximately 1,200 ovarian cancer lawsuits are now pending against Johnson & Johnson nationwide. The size of the litigation has grown rapidly since November 2013, when a jury in South Dakota found the company negligent for failing to warn woman about the risk of cancer.

Evidence linking talc and cancer has been growing for decades. A study in 1971 found particles of talc in ovarian tissue from women with cancer, proving it can travel through the reproductive system.

Talc is an extremely soft mineral with a structure similar to asbestos, a known carcinogen. Before the 1970s, talcum powder was often contaminated with asbestos. Baby powder is now asbestos-free, but studies continue to demonstrate a 20-30% increased risk of ovarian cancer in women who use it routinely for genital hygiene.

If you believe your diagnosis of ovarian cancer is due to your use of Talcum powder call our Talcum Powder lawsuit division today.

 

Georgia Talcum Powder- Baby Powder Ovarian Cancer Helpline

Written by Attorney Referral Service. Posted in Atlanta Baby Powder lawyer, Attorney Referral, Class Action Lawsuits, Legal News, Resources

Millions of women use talcum powder everyday for routine hygiene, on sanitary napkins or to dry off. Johnson and Johnson targeted Afro- Ameican women in their ads and now  many  of these women are diagnosd with ovarian cancer in Atlanta,  Sandy Springs, East Point, Redan , Riverdale , Snellville , Conyers, Covington, McDonough, Hampton, Lawrenceville, Johns Creek, Roswell, Woodstock, Marietta, Smyrna , Mableton , Douglasville , Buford , Canton, , Albany, Athens ,Augusta Brunswick ,Columbus ,Macon, Statesboro ,Savanah, and  Warner Robbin: Georgia women  who have used talcum powder on their genitals may have put  themselves at an increased risk of developing Ovarian Cancer. You may have a diagnosis of ovarian cancer from using Talcum Powder products.

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Alert

The Cancer Prevention Research Medical Journal published a report last year which tells us that  2,000 women who used talcum powder on the genital area  had a 20-30% higher risk of ovarian cancer.

A South Dakota jury found there was sufficient evidence to link Johnson Shower-to-Shower body powder to ovarian cancer.

If you or a loved one used Talcum Powder and you or they have been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer contact our ovarian cancer lawsuit helpline  today to speak with an experienced Talcum powder  attorney to determine if you may qualify to join the Talcum Powder- Baby Powder lawsuits.

Johnson & Johnson Aggressively Marketed Baby Powder to Black Women

Black women have long been encouraged to use  talc powder to maintain a standard of hygiene. A study found that black women are four times more likely to use Talcum Powder  products than white women.

“For many recently emancipated African Americans, a clean and odor-free body signified personal progress and enterprise, and the hope for racial assimilation…”

Baby Powder is Big Business for Johnson & Johnson

Black Women Were Targeted Aggressively

Shower To Shower ads in the late 80s promised “just a sprinkle a day keeps odor away.”

Jacqueline Fox was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer

“I was raised up on it,” she later said in a deposition. “They was to help you stay fresh and clean.?…?We ladies have to take care of ourselves.”

Her son notably said, “It has to be safe. It’s put on babies. It’s been around forever. Why haven’t we heard about any ill effects?”

Fox passed away from the cancer in 2015. In February of this year, a St. Louis court ruled that Johnson & Johnson must pay $72 million to Fox’s family as the corporation was liable for gross negligence for failing to warn consumers of the cancer-causing products.

Women are currently suing Johnson & Johnson for ovarian cancer diagnosis from their talc-based products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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