Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is a well-known and trusted “baby friendly” brand, producing a range of baby products and feminine hygiene items. Unfortunately, J&J has failed to warn users of the increased risk of ovarian cancer caused by using talc-based products for personal hygiene use. Johnson & Johnson has lost more than $5 billion for legal settlements over its dangerous drugs and medical devices. From many decades woman uses talcum powder for feminine hygiene. They dust talcum powder on undergarments and sanitary pads to keep the genital area cool and comfortable and discourage the development of vaginal odor. The product may migrate through the vagina and into the fallopian tubes, uterus and ovaries, where women may face an increased risk of ovarian cancer from talcum powder.
Recently a lawsuit was filed in California against Johnson & Johnson’s Talcum Powder. A multi-plaintiff lawsuit has been filed in California state court alleging that the manufacturers were aware of almost 40 years of independent scientific studies which linked the use of their products to higher risk of ovarian cancer when the talc was applied in the genital area but the manufacturers decided to withheld the information as per them the risk was not significant enough to require a product warning. In 1999, gynecologists at Brigham and Women’s ended their study, which found a 60% increase in the rate of ovarian cancer among women who used talc in their genital areas.
Thousands of women have filed lawsuits across the country against Johnson & Johnson alleging that the use of talcum powder leads to ovarian cancer. Because of the huge number of lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson with strikingly similar allegations, the multi- plaintiff lawsuits was filed. In a multi- plaintiff lawsuit women from all over the nation made similar claims and accuses the manufacturer of recklessly selling it products to market without warning, Due to the negligence and not adequately warning the potential ovarian cancer risks by the manufacturers thousands of women throughout the United States may have developed ovarian cancer and fighting with their lives.
The multi-plaintiff lawsuit aims to bring access to justice to the many women who have developed ovarian cancer due to long term use of Baby Powder for their hygienic purpose. The company is accused for known risk of the product link with ovarian cancer from 45 years but withheld the information and continues to “educate” consumers about the safety of talc on its website, making no mention of having been found guilty of negligence by two separate juries, or the 1,200 pending cases charging talcum powder contributed to ovarian cancer Since 1971, more than 20 studies have linked talc powder to ovarian cancer and in 2006, the Canadian government classified talc as a D2A substance under its Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. D2A substances are considered very toxic and cancer causing.
Johnson & Johnson conspired and conceal the harmful effect cause by Shower-to-Shower product and Johnson’s Baby Powder. They never passed the life saving warnings on to consumers, and still doesn’t. Despite feeling guilty the company is claiming the scientific evidence support its safety. Doctor’s advice public to minimize the use of talc as little as possible. If you’ve developed ovarian cancer and used talcum-based Johnson & Johnson powder product, such as Shower to Shower or Johnson’s Baby Powder please contact Drugsclaim.com for a free talcum powder lawsuit case review. Our accomplished talcum powder lawyer are dedicated to protecting consumers through class action and individual litigation, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success.