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.