Shower to Shower® & Johnson’s Baby Powder
The Miller Firm is currently pursuing cases involving ovarian cancer in women who used Shower to Shower Absorbent Body Powder® or Johnson’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene.
If you or a loved one used talc for intimate hygiene and have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you may have a case against Johnson & Johnson®. Call The Miller Firm today for a FREE CONSULTATION at 1-800-882-2525 or visit our Talc Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit page to tell us what happened.
You may be entitled to compensation; it will cost you nothing to find out and nothing unless you win.
For decades, Johnson & Johnson® has marketed talcum powder as safe for external female genital use. But since the 1970s, mounting scientific evidence has shown that the microscopic talc particles can migrate through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes and into the ovaries. There, the talc particles embed in tissue, causing inflammation that leads to cancer.
Johnson & Johnson® Knew the Risks
Manufacturer Johnson & Johnson® has known the dangers of talcum powder for intimate use for more than four decades, court records show.
Even one of Johnson & Johnson’s medical consultants wrote the company privately in 1999 to compare the marketing of talcum powder for feminine hygiene to selling cigarettes, saying the company was “denying the obvious in the face of all the evidence to the contrary.”
J&J Continued Marketing Talc as Safe for Women
Johnson & Johnson® (J&J) continued to promote Shower to Shower® as a feminine hygiene product specifically for use in the female genital area. They failed to issue consumer warnings about the risk of developing ovarian cancer for women who use talc powder for daily hygiene.
Genital Talc Use Causes Cancer
By 2016, more than 20 epidemiological studies had demonstrated that talc used for feminine hygiene had caused cancer. Researchers first observed talc particles in 10 of 12 cancerous ovarian tissue samples in 1971. By December 2015, scientists had discovered a woman using talc for feminine hygiene was 16 times more likely to develop ovarian cancer.
A Missouri Court Says J&J Is Liable
A Missouri court found on February 25, 2016, that Johnson & Johnson® is liable for fraud, negligence, and conspiracy related to the ovarian cancer death of Jacqueline Fox, who used Shower to Shower® and Johnson’s Baby Powder for decades as part of a feminine hygiene routine. This verdict resulted in the first monetary judgment against J&J. The court ordered the pharmaceutical giant to pay Fox’s survivors $72 million—$10 million in actual damages plus $62 million in punitive damages.
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If you live in the United States, our lawyers can represent you against Johnson & Johnson®, manufacturers of talc-based Shower to Shower® and Johnson’s Baby Powder. We will pursue your case as an individual lawsuit if it meets our qualifying criteria. There is absolutely NO COST and NO FEE unless you win.
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