Our talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit attorneys at Hutton & Hutton are currently reviewing claims from women who have suffered ovarian cancer symptoms after using talcum powder and similar baby powder products in the genital area.
Big pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is in the center of the legal scandal, as it is believed that they were aware of the risks associated with their talcum powder, including increasing the chance of a woman developing ovarian cancer, more than 30 years ago but did nothing to warn consumers. J&J has yet to even put a warning label on their most popular products, including Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower. There have been at least 16 studies in the last several decades that concluded that women who used talcum powder in genital regions were up to 33% more susceptible to developing ovarian cancer or similar ailments.
A History of Lawsuits Against J&J
In 2013, a jury’s verdict declared that Johnson & Johnson knew about the risks their talcum powder caused in terms of ovarian cancer developing yet did nothing to warn female consumers. The lawsuit cited that a 1982 study found an incredibly-high 92% increased chance of developing ovarian cancer when the company’s talcum powder products were used over the course of several years. Although the case was won in the plaintiff’s favor, no damages were rewarded.
There has since been a class action lawsuit filed against J&J on behalf of women who have used their talcum powder and baby powder products. The class action is only pursuing compensation in terms of how much money was spent on the potentially-dangerous products throughout the years; it does not pursue damages for medical bills, lost wages, emotional harm, and more.
If you do want to pursue full compensation, as is likely for your comfortable recovery from the harm J&J talcum powder has caused, you can contact our talcum powder and ovarian cancer attorneys at Hutton & Hutton. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we may want to opt you into a separate class action or create an individualized lawsuit on your behalf. You do not have to worry about draining your finances to start your lawsuit either – we work for contingency fees, which means we charge nothing until we win your case.
Call (316) 688-1166 to set up a free consultation today.