On May 4, 2017, a St. Louis jury awarded $110.5 million to Lois Slemp, 62, who claimed that she developed ovarian cancer in 2012 because she had used Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products for more than 40 years.
Slemp’s jury verdict was the fourth such one in St. Louis since last year. Three previous plaintiffs received a combined total of $307.6 million in awards. Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest maker of health care products, has appealed all four verdicts.
Link Between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer
While Johnson & Johnson maintains that its talcum powder-containing products are safe, approximately two dozen studies over the past three decades have found a 20-to 40-percent increased risk of ovarian cancer amongst talcum-powder users. The American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute also list talcum as a risk factor for ovarian cancer.
Because of these claims, Johnson & Johnson is facing more than one thousand lawsuits alleging that the company was aware of this supposed link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer and did not warn consumers.
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GWC Injury Lawyers has more than three decades of experience standing up for the rights of the injured. If you or someone you love has suffered from ovarian cancer that may have been caused by talcum powder, you deserve justice.
We can help you file a talcum powder lawsuit and get the compensation you deserve for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages you may have endured. Do not hesitate to contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation. We do not get paid unless you win.