In studies dating back to 1982, it has been found that when talc products are applied to the genital region, the particles can travel through the female reproductive system, leading to the growth of cancer cells in the ovaries.
In 2013, a lawsuit was brought against Johnson and Johnson in which executives for the company admitted they had known about this link for years, but did not deem the risk significant enough to warn consumers.
In February 2016, a $72 million verdict was awarded to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson's talcum products for more than 35 years. In this case, the jury found Johnson & Johnson liable for failing to warn the plaintiff about the risk of ovarian cancer associated with her use of talcum powder. Ten million dollars in compensatory damages and $62 million in punitive damages were awarded.
In May 2016, a $55 million verdict was awarded to another woman diagnosed with ovarian cancer from using Johnson & Johnson's talc-powder products. The jury awarded $5 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages.
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If you or a loved one are an ovarian cancer victim with a history of using talcum powder products, you may have a claim for compensation. Please call us today at 203.800.8000 for more information.