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Talcum Powder Lawsuits Headed For Consolidation- MDL Status

It looks like the Talcum Powder lawsuits will be consolidated in a multi District litigation. A Multi District Litigation results in  all the ovarian cancer  lawsuits under one judge in one jurisdiction. The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline continues to keep you updated on the progress of the Talcum Powder Lawsuits.
There have been more than 1,200 talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits  filed against Johnson & Johnson in state and federal courts.

A talcum powder lawsuit motion has been filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) seeking  to  consolidate  all  ovarian cancer lawsuits  in a single court, under one judge  in order to coordinate pretrial proceedings and make the process easier.  The chosen venue  suggested is the  U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois.

The motion claims  that the current ovarian cancer  plaintiffs reside in several different states and that the Southern District of Illinois would permit convenient travel for the parties and counsel.

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline is reaching out to women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer following years of regular, repeated use of talcum powder  products for feminine hygiene purposes.

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

All of the talcum powder lawsuits have one thing in common. They claim that regular repeated and long term use  of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products to the genital area  can increase a woman’s risk of being  diagnosed with  ovarian cancer. All the lawsuits  claim  that talc particles can make their way into the vagina and migrate to the ovaries.  The accumulation of talc particles and the constant irritation and inflammation  can promote the growth of cancer cells. A number of studies published since the 1970s have suggested  a link.   Johnson & Johnson has failed to take any steps to warn women of this possible risk and link between Talc products and ovarian cancer.

More than 1,200 talcum powder lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson nationwide.   In April, a St. Louis jury awarded $55 million  to an ovarian cancer victim who used Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based powders for nearly 40 years  for  feminine hygiene . In February, another Missouri trial  resulted in  an award of $72 million for the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer  after using talc products for more than 30 years.

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline

Women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer are calling us for help on a daily basis. They all have one thing in common, They have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have used  talc-based products for feminine hygiene for years. They are angry and want to speak to a Talcum Powder lawyer.

The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline is  A nationwide resource for women who have used Talcum powder for personal hygiene and have concerns. Many have a diagnosis of ovarian cancer.   The Network of Talcum Powder Lawsuit attorneys have years of experience  representing women whio have been injured by a wide variety of dangerous drugs and devices. They have represented these women in complex individual and class action lawsuits against pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

 

Talcum Powder Lawyer Want Talcum Powder Off Shelves, Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline Agrees

Since the 72 million settlement for ovarian cancer from talcum powder hit the news Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline  has been inundated with calls from women requesting information on how to join the Talcum Powder – Ovarian Cancer lawsuits. They all claim they used baby powder and talcum powder products for years  as part of a keep dry “down there” routine and now they have  a diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

An Attorney Wants J&J’s Talcum Powder off Store Shelves and  So Do The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline Lawyers and Helpline Social Worker . According to the helpline “The manufacturers kept the dangers a secret. Women are a constant target for dollars.”
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According to a recent Talcum Powder- Ovarian Cancer  article:

In the wake of two multi-million dollar jury verdicts, Johnson & Johnson faces another wave of lawsuits filed by women and surviving members of families who claim the company’s talcum powder caused ovarian cancer. Plaintiff’s attorneys want the drug giant to pull its iconic baby powder and other talcum products from the market.

Two juries recently found J&J liable for hiding the risk of ovarian cancer linked to its Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products. The first February verdict awarded Jackie Fox’s estate $72 million after she filed a suit in Missouri claiming talcum powder caused ovarian cancer. She died before the trial was over. Gloria Ristesund filed the ovarian cancer lawsuit that led to a $55 million award early in May.

It is time to step in. Ovarian cancer is deadly and women’s lives are at stake here. Yes, could this cripple Johnson and Johnson’s trillion  dollar industry? Maybe but, are  the lives of our wives, sisters, grandmothers, friends, aunts, and mothers worth the risk?

 

Did Talcum Powder Ads Target Afro American Women?

The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline is not just a network of Talcum Powder lawyers. We keep you updated on the latest news and articles of interest related to ovarian cancer and the talcum powder lawsuits. We are sharing this article because we feel it is of interest to women.
Johnson and Johnson has been  accused of aggressively marketing  their Baby Powder products to the  to African-American women after  sales to white women dropped off. The most recent $72 million ovarian cancer settlement was awarded to the family of an Afro American woman who used the product for feminine hygiene for decades.

It appears that  Johnson & Johnson has long been aware of the connection between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. The lawyer on the recent case  spoke to the  Atlanta Black Star, Onder said, “The evidence is real clear that Johnson & Johnson has known about the dangers associated with talcum powder for over 30 years…instead of giving a warning, what they did was target the groups most at risk for developing ovarian cancer” – in this case, black women.

Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, a professor of African Studies at the University of Texas and contributing writer to Time magazine, points out that “Corporations have long taken advantage of the beauty rituals that African American women love.”  In a recent article, she writes, “Like pressing our hair and lotioning our legs, douching and deodorizing vaginas is something black women teach our daughters and sister-friends teach our friends.” According to research cited by Tinsley, black women employ talcum powder for such purposes twice as much as their white counterparts.

In another article published in a 2011 issue of Advertising and History Review, historian Michelle Ferranti points out that such practices have their origins in racial stereotypes and racist perceptions going back hundreds of years.  Tinsley herself adds,

Johnson & Johnson and other companies are ready to profit from these myths of the excessive black vagina. They’re willing to capitalize on our internalized misogynoir even if we die in the process. For decades, companies, including Johnson & Johnson, continued marketing to encourage black women to spend money on talcum power, which could cause cancer in our reproductive organs even as they promise to ‘freshen’ them. Because buyers were women, they were the advertisers’ targets; because they were women, they were vulnerable to side effects the companies never exposed.
A recent study from the University of Virginia, published in Cancer Epidemiology, now indicates that women who consistently apply talcum powder to their genitalia run a 40% risk of contracting ovarian cancer. Lead researcher Joellen Schildkraut said she was a skeptic until the recent studies were published.  “As you look across all these studies, I would say, why use it? It’s an avoidable risk for ovarian cancer,” she acknowledged.

Apparently Johnson and Johnson continues in it’s marketing campaigns to target women for financial and as the article continues to tell us…..gain Unfortunately, few if any consumers of all ethnic backgrounds have been aware of those risks – and in the case of the African-American community, there is decades of cultural conditioning and expectations passed from one generation to the next. That is something that Johnson & Johnson was all-too-willing to exploit.

Johnson & Johnson is unrepentant, and plans to appeal the most recent ruling. In a statement to the press, J&J spokesperson Carol Goodrich said, “the jury’s decision goes against 30 years of studies by medical experts around the world that continue to support the safety of cosmetic talc.”

If you or a loved one has ovarian cancer and used Talcum powder, Baby Powder or Talc Powder for years contact out Talcum Powder Helpline. Speak to a medical social worker and Talcum Powder lawyer.