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Woman Wins Big On Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Claim

A Jury Granted More Than $70M In A J&J Baby Powder  Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit.

A California woman has been awarded more than $70 million  in a claim that Johnson and Johnson’s baby powder gave  her ovarian cancer.

“We are pleased the jury did the right thing. They once again reaffirmed the need for Johnson & Johnson to warn the public of the ovarian cancer risk associated with its product,” Jim Onder, an attorney for the plaintiff, advised The Associated Press.

“We deeply sympathize with the women and families impacted by ovarian cancer,” Carol Goodrich, a spokeswoman with Johnson & Johnson, said in a statement. “We will appeal today’s verdict because we are guided by the science, which supports the safety of Johnson’s Baby Powder.”

Is Baby Powder Safe?

It is now known that use of talc products can  increase a women’s risk of ovarian cancer.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer advises that the product is “possibly carcinogenic.” The National Toxicology Program, made up of parts of a few distinctive government organizations, has not completely inspected talc.



Rio Tinto Mining Company Added To Talcum Powder Lawsuits

The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline keeps you updated on all the latest news relating to  the Talcum Powder Lawsuits. We all know that Johnson and Johnson is the manufacturer or Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower and that lawsuits are being filed against them for ovarian cancer from the use of their Talcum Powder products. But, where do they get the talc from? Is it the responsibility of the mining company to warn as well?

In a recent talcum powder lawsuit Rio Tinto is now being sued for talcum powder sourced from their mines causing ovarian cancer.

Johnson & Johnson is the owner of Rio Tinto Minerals Inc. Yes, more Johnson and Johnson but, now we are getting to the source as the lawsuits go even deeper into the negligence.  The Louisiana lawsuit has been filed  by four women with cancer and the husband of a woman who died from ovarian cancer.

This is the fist lawsuit to include the mining company Rio Tinto. Rio Tinto Minerals’ subsidiary at the time Luzenac America is also named in the case as having mined the “talc at issue” which was used to manufacture Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower.
The lawsuits for after all three companies for “failing  to inform its customers and end users of its products of a known catastrophic health hazard associated with the use of its products”.

“All of the defendants have been aware for nearly forty years of independent scientific studies linking the use of their products to the increased risk of ovarian cancer in women when used in the perineal area,” the documents state.

“Luzenac America Inc and Rio Tinto Minerals Inc supply customers with materials safety data sheets for talc.”

“These material safety data sheets are supposed to convey adequate health and warning information.”

This is a major new step in the ovarian cancer- Talcum Powder litigation and means a much deeper pocket for victims to tap into. We may be looking at the largest mass tort ever.



Talcum Powder Lawsuit Consolidation Update

The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline keeps you updated on all the latest news on the Talcum Powder lawsuits. We have just found out that the Talcum Powder Victims  in Illinois Class Action Will  Oppose Creation of An MDL Docket.

An MDL consolidates all nationwide Talcum Powder Lawsuits in one location under one judge in a court district, The idea of an MDL is to make the litigation process easier.

Plaintiffs involved in the Talcum Powder  lawsuits  pending in Illinois federal court will oppose the recent motion to create a multi-district litigation docket for talcum powder claims. Very often an MDL moves closer to a settlement offer from the manufacturer. It is possible that the lawyers  feel the will have better luck keeping the litigation at a local level.

According to an Aug. 1 docket entry entered in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, a status conference was held  and a motion had been filed to transfer this case into an MDL.

The Plaintiffs will be opposing the motion.


Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

Symptoms of very early ovarian cancer
The stage of a cancer describes how far it has grown and spread. Very early stage cancer means cancer that is completely inside the ovary and is also called stage 1.

Many women with a very early stage of ovarian cancer don’t have any symptoms. If they do have symptoms, they may be vague and can include

Pain in the lower abdomen or side
Bloated, full feeling in the abdomen
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 Symptoms if the cancer has grown outside the ovary
Cancer that has grown outside the ovary includes stage 2 and stage 3 ovarian cancer.

These may cause symptoms from the tumour growing anywhere in the area between the hip bones (the pelvis) such as

Irregular periods or vaginal bleeding after menopause
Lower tummy (abdominal) pain
Back pain
Passing urine more often than usual
Pain during sex
A swollen abdomen
Feeling of fullness or loss of appetite
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Symptoms of ovarian cancer that has spread
Doctors call cancer that has spread to a distant body organ, such as the lungs, stage 4 ovarian cancer.  Symptoms may include

Loss of appetite or a feeling of fullness in the abdomen
Feeling or being sick
Shortness of breath
Noticeable swelling of the abdomen


Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Won

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Alert

A jury awarded $72 million  verdict against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn a woman of a potential cancer risk from using talcum powder.  This raises  questions about the safety his household name women have used for years for feminine hygiene.

Jurors in St. Louis awarded the money to the family of a woman who said her fatal ovarian cancer was due to using the company’s talc-based Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower powder for decades.

Enter to win a Volvo V60 Cross Country, a national parks vacation for two and more.

Johnson & Johnson offered a written statement that the verdict “goes against decades of sound science proving the safety of talc as a cosmetic ingredient in multiple products,” citing research by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and National Cancer Institute, the Associated Press reported.

What Is Talc?

Talc, used to make talcum powder, is a mineral that absorbs moisture, which helps to keep skin dry and prevent rashes. In addition to baby powder, it’s also used in a wide range of toiletries and cosmetics, including eye shadow and facial powder. Talc in its natural form contains asbestos, a known carcinogen, but all consumer goods containing talc have been free of asbestos since the 1970s, according to the American Cancer Society.

Do Talcum Powder Studies Say  RISK ?

However, studies since the 1980s have suggested a possible increased risk for ovarian cancer if talcum powder is regularly used in the genital area or on underwear, sanitary napkins, diaphragms or condoms. The concern is that talc could reach the ovaries through the vaginal opening and cause inflammation, a risk factor for cancer. It’s a theory that is “scientifically plausible” but hasn’t yet been proven, one cancer expert told Reuters.

Because research results have been mixed, the cancer society recommends that those concerned about a risk use cornstarch-based powder instead. “There is no evidence at this time linking cornstarch powders with any form of cancer,” the group says. Johnson & Johnson also sells a baby powder made with cornstarch.

Talcum Powder Lawsuits Are Piling Up

The company is facing about 1,200 similar suits from women claiming the company knew of the risk from talc and failed to warn consumers. The verdict in the St. Louis case is the first time a jury has awarded damages, Bloomberg Business reported. A 2013 case in North Dakota found that the company’s talc-based powder contributed to a woman’s ovarian cancer, but no damages were awarded.

If you think you have gotten  ovarian cancer from Talcum Powder call the Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Helpline Launched

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Helpline ” Pink Site”

The helpline ” Pink Sites”, woman’s drugs and devices harming woman group that helped 1000’s of woman with the Vaginal Mesh Helpline has launched a Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Helpline.

Now , after decades of using Talcum Powder products to dry off on their genital area, woman are learning that there is a risk of these talc particles traveling, settling in the ovaries and resulting in the dreaded diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

A woman was just awarded $72 million after the jury decided there was proof enough to link her ovarian cancer to the use of these products daily for decades.

The Talcum Powder  Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Helpline is more then just experienced Talcum Powder lawsuit lawyers. We are managed by a female medical social worker with over 20 years experience in both medical counseling and working with attorneys. She has helped 1000’s of woman injured by manufacturers of drugs and devices and connected them to highly qualified lawyers.

We have a special concern for woman whose lives have been altered by pharmaceutical companies that have chosen profits over people.

Every day woman between the ages of 40 and 60 are calling with an ovarian cancer diagnosis.  They are horrified that they were never warned that a household staple like Johnson’s Baby Powder or Shower To Shower could be the cause of their  ovarian cancer diagnosis. “Woman are terrified now that they realize they may have ovarian cancer from Talcum Powder as they consider that they used these products for decades.”

It is important for woman between the ages of 40 and 60 who used Talcum powder products to see their doctor and get tested for ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is a silent killer and once the symptoms appear it could be too late. The 2 tests used most often to screen for ovarian cancer are transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS) and the CA-125 blood test. TVUS is a test that uses sound waves to look at the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries by putting an ultrasound wand into the vagina.

The helpline has qualified and experienced female lawyers and lead counsels in their  network. Ovarian cancer Helpline lawyers have been dedicated to the representation of class action claims involving defective medical products harming women for many years.

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Women who have used Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder and Shower To Shower Talcum powder are filing lawsuits for ovarian cancer. The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline is connecting women to qualified female Talcum Powder lawyers and lead counsels to assist them in filing a lawsuit against the manufacturers.