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Johnson And Johnson Cancer Causing in Jamestown Kansas

Talcum Powder is a proven carcinogen and has remained unregulated while millions of people are unknowingly exposed to the toxic substance.

February 25, 2016 – Our Law Firm Obtains a $72,000,000 Jury Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson in Talcum Powder Related Cancer Trial

(Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Missouri state jury to pay $72 million of damages to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her use of the company’s talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for several decades.Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit in Jamestown Kansas

October 5, 2013 – South Dakota Jury Ties to Cancer Risk

SIOUX FALLS | A federal jury in Sioux Falls has found that a woman’s use of Johnson & Johnson products that contained talcum contributed to her ovarian cancer.

October 2013 – Talc Litigation Group files the 1st Talc Cancer Lawsuit

Berg v. Johnson & Johnson et al., Case No. 4:09-cv-04179, in the US District Court for the District of South Dakota – was the first of its kind to allege that asbestos-free talcum powder had the potential to cause ovarian cancer.

September 22, 2010 – Judge: Sioux Falls woman who says talcum powder caused cancer may sue
SIOUX FALLS — A judge refused to dismiss a Sioux Falls woman’s lawsuit claiming she developed ovarian cancer from talc in talcum products sold by Johnson & Johnson. (Read More)
RECENT MEDICAL STUDIES ABOUT TALCUM POWDER AND CANCER RISK:

A talc ovarian cancer study led by Dr Margaret A. Gates and funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health, found 36-41% increase in ovarian cancer from talc use and advised women to immediately stop using the product.

Attorney R. Allen Smith, Jr. of The Talc Litigation Group filed the very first talcum ovarian cancer lawsuit on December 7, 2009. This talc lawsuit is a toxic tort that seeks damages against several talcum powder mining companies, refiners, manufacturers and product distributors for continuing to manufacture, market, and sell a product that has been medically proven to cause cancers such as ovarian cancer.

This talcum power lawsuit is the first of many other talc related cancer lawsuits that are to be investigated and filed by The Talc Litigation Group. Mr. Smith is working with the two of the foremost medical experts on the subject of talc and ovarian cancer have published medical findings concerning Johnson And Johnson Lawsuit.

A non-related study published in 1996 was done by examining the ovaries of women who had had them removed for reasons other than ovarian cancer. In that study, talc powder was found in all the ovaries including the ones from women did not use talc powder on themselves. This suggests that talc powder could reach the ovaries of women who use talc powder on their babies.

Why Call?

    Women for decades have used talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes.
    Numerous studies have concluded that talcum powder, used for this purpose, increases the risk of ovarian cancer.
    Companies that sold talcum powders knew their product increased the risk of ovarian cancer yet failed to place a warning on their products.
    The Talc Litigation Group is the founding law firm involving the litigation of Talc associated Ovarian Cancer.
    We have the best medical experts that are exclusively working with our law firm.
    We have achieved 100s of millions of dollars in settlements and record verdicts for our clients.

PRODUCTS AFFECTED

    JOHNSON’S  Baby Powder
    SHOWER to SHOWER Absorbent Body Powder
    And all other talcum powder products.

HOW DO I KNOW if I HAVE BEEN INJURED?

The most important step is making the call to our law firm. Regardless of where you live, we are able to review your case, ensure that you are properly evaluated by qualified medical experts and, if necessary, prepare your claim through the legal system.

Past Results

    Cosey v. E.D. Bullard – verdict  in the amount of $48.5 million dollars.
    Simeon Johnson v. AC&S, et al. – jury award of $150 million dollars.
    Robert Eastman v. Mississippi Valley Silica Co., Inc. – Jury award of $7.6 million dollars

Shower To Shower Lawsuit in Jamestown

Health giant Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72 million in damages to the family of an Alabama woman who died from ovarian cancer allegedly caused by using the company’s Baby Powder and other products that contained talc for feminine hygiene.

A St. Louis jury reached the verdict Monday night, awarding the family of Jackie Fox, $10 million in actual damages and $62 million in punitive damages, AP reported.

After her cancer diagnosis, Fox, who lived in Birmingham, Ala., joined dozens of women suing the company for what they said was a failure to inform consumers about the dangers of talc, which is found in baby powder.

During the trial, Fox’s lawyers claimed that the company was aware of the possible risk of using products containing talc for feminine hygienic use ovarian cancer.

A 1997 internal memo from a company medical consultant said “anybody who denies” the risk of using hygienic talc and ovarian cancer is “denying the obvious in the face of all evidence to the contrary,” AP reported.

But “it’s hard to directly link ovarian cancer to talc,” Eva Chalas, chief of Gynecologic Oncology and Director of Clinical Cancer Services at Winthrop-University Hospital, said in a phone interview.

“The information on talc powder came out many years ago when they saw talc incorporated in tissue of women with ovarian cancer,” Chalas said. She said concerns over talc led many doctors to advise mothers to stop using talcum powder on their babies, and to discontinue use for feminine hygiene.

She said it’s important to note that in the past talcum powder contained talc that contained asbestos, but modern powder does not.

“Some cancer may have been from years ago potential contamination with asbestos when they made the talcum powder,” Chalas said.

Fox’s son, Marvin Salter of Jacksonville, Fla., took over the claim after his mother’s death in 2015, two years after her cancer diagnosis, AP reported.

An attorney for Fox said this is the first claim case to result in monetary compensation.

Carol Goodrich, a Johnson & Johnson spokeswoman, said the company stands by the talc used in all “global products” and they are “evaluating” their legal options.

“The recent U.S. verdict goes against decades of sound science proving the safety of talc as a cosmetic ingredient in multiple products, and while we sympathize with the family of the plaintiff, we strongly disagree with the outcome,” Goodrich said in a statement.

Chalas said when it comes to using products on the genitals it’s better to be safe than sorry.

“People should be careful about what they apply to their genitals, but in terms of ovarian cancer, the majority of women who develop ovarian do so from other risk factors including – age, genetic predisposition, reproductive issues and whether they were on birth control,” Chalas said.

Nora Freeman Engstrom, a Stanford University law professor, told AP the decision “doesn’t bode well” for the company, which is facing 1,200 still-pending lawsuits.

The company is expected to appeal the verdict.

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Talcum Powder is a proven carcinogen and has remained unregulated while millions of people are unknowingly exposed to the toxic substance.

Attorney R. Allen Smith, Jr. of The Talc Litigation Group filed the very first talcum ovarian cancer lawsuit on December 7, 2009. This talc lawsuit is a toxic tort that seeks damages against several talcum powder mining companies, refiners, manufacturers and product distributors for continuing to manufacture, market, and sell a product that has been medically proven to cause cancers such as ovarian cancer.

This talcum power lawsuit is the first of many other talc related cancer lawsuits that are to be investigated and filed by The Talc Litigation Group. Mr. Smith is working with the two of the foremost medical experts on the subject of talc and ovarian cancer (Daniel Cramer, MD and John Godieski, MD). Mr. Cramer and Mr. Godleski
have published medical findings concerning talcum powder and ovarian cancer.

A non-related study published in 1996 was done by examining the ovaries of women who had had them removed for reasons other than ovarian cancer. In that study, talc powder was found in all the ovaries including the ones from women did not use talc powder on themselves. This suggests that talc powder could reach the ovaries of women who use talc powder on their babies.