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On June 23, 2020, the Missouri Court of Appeals upheld a jury verdict that Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder caused ovarian cancer in 22 women, and ordered the company to pay $2.1 billion.

On May 19, 2020, Johnson & Johnson announced it was stopping sales of its talc-based baby powder in the U.S. and Canada.

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Our caring and passionate paralegals and attorneys have been helping injured victims for over 35 years. Companies like Johnson & Johnson have known about the link between their products and cancer for decades, but did nothing to warn women. You deserve to be heard. We have the resources and expertise to go up against Big Pharma, and have won millions for our clients nationwide.

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If you used Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder or other talcum products and are suffering from any of the following types of cancer, you may qualify for compensation:

  • Ovarian cancer
  • Fallopian tube cancer
  • Peritoneal cancer
  • Borderline mucinous tumors
  • Borderline serous tumors

Our nationwide team of experienced attorneys can investigate and guide you through the legal process.

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Talcum Powder Cases & Research

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral found in rock and soil. It can be lethal when it enters the human body, causing lung cancer, mesothelioma, stomach cancer and many other diseases. Asbestos-based talcum powder has been linked to ovarian and uterine cancer in women.

Johnson & Johnson is one of the biggest companies that has been sued for asbestos in its talcum powder products, especially in its baby powder.

Some key facts:

  • The earliest reports of asbestos in J&J talc products date back to 1957-1958.
  • As of April 2020, the cosmetics giant faces around 16,000 lawsuits alleging that its talc products have led to ovarian cancer.
  • The company paid $9 million in February 2020 to an 82-year-old Florida woman who allegedly developed mesothelioma after using Johnson & Johnson talc products.
  • It settled a case in California for $2 million in January 2020.
  • One of the largest payouts was in 2018, when a jury ordered the company to pay more than $4 billion to 22 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

These effects are irreversible and can completely change a young child’s life. There are no levels of lead that are safe for a child.

It is shameful that the city let its most vulnerable populations suffer on its watch.

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Feds Investigate Claims Linking Talcum Powder Products to Cancer

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is in the news again for all of the wrong reasons. The pharmaceutical giant has been told by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to hand over documents linked to claims that the company’s talcum powder products have been contaminated with asbestos.

Johnson & Johnson Loses Again Over Asbestos in Its Talc Products

In the summer of 2018, Krystal Kim, a 53-year-old African-American woman, was one of the plaintiffs in a successful lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J). The jury in that trial awarded $4.69 billion to Kim and 21 others – all of whom are suffering from ovarian cancer or mesothelioma which they believe was caused by extensive use of J&J’s signature product, Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder.

Is Johnson & Johnson to Blame for Your Ovarian Cancer?

Johnson & Johnson is facing nearly 12,000 lawsuits from individuals who claim their cancers were caused by the company’s powder products. These cases include suits from thousands of women who charge that Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products caused their ovarian cancer.

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