A St. Louis jury awarded $55 million to a South Dakota woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products for many years. This is the second time a Missouri jury has awarded damages in litigation involving cancer claims against Johnson & Johnson for its Shower to Shower and Baby Powder products. A prior trial resulted in a $72 million verdict for the family of a woman who used Johnson & Johnson’s products for feminine hygiene for over 35 years and died from ovarian cancer.
Johnson & Johnson faces more than 1,200 additional lawsuits from women who claim they developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products for feminine hygiene for many years. Scientists have been researching risks associated with the use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene for more than 40 years. One notable study highlighted an increased risk for ovarian cancer in women who use talcum-based powders over a period of time for feminine hygiene.
If you or someone you know used Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower or other talc-based baby powders and developed ovarian cancer, contact us to discuss your legal rights and options.