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Talcum Powder Lawsuits

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Manufacturing giant Johnson & Johnson is currently facing litigation over its Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products amidst allegations that they neglected to warn the public of the cancer risk associated with its products. Despite decades of research showing that perineal use of talc-containing powders increases the risk of ovarian cancer in women, Johnson & Johnson has failed to add warning labels to its products and continues to claim that they are completely safe.

The thousands of women who have contracted cancer and a number of juries who have decided against the company in court beg to differ.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and you used talcum powder for feminine hygiene, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Contact The Law Offices of Dr Michael M. Wilson, M.D., J.D & Associates to speak with an attorney about your potential case at no cost to you. Our Washington DC-based talc attorney is available to answer your questions and advise you on your options, including the possibility of joining a class action or filing an individual lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson.

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Does Talc Really Cause Cancer?

When used near the genitals, talc, a natural mineral, can enter the body and become embedded in the tissues of the ovaries. Because this mineral is difficult for the body to remove, particles can accumulate over time and lead to the formation of malignant tumors. At least 20 studies dating as far back as 1971 reveal that women who use talcum powder are between 30 and 40 percent more likely to develop ovarian cancer than those who do not use powder.

Currently, talc powder use near the genitals is considered a “risk factor” for ovarian cancer by the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute, and yet Johnson & Johnson has never taken action to warn consumers. As a result, the company is now facing thousands of lawsuits seeking compensation for damages including medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.

Talcum Powder Lawsuits: Plaintiffs’ Victories Against J&J

Individual women who have sued Johnson & Johnson are securing big victories in court. Here are some examples of recent talc litigation verdicts from around the country:

  • $72 million (February 2016)
  • $55 million (May 2016)
  • $70 million (October 2016)
  • $110 million (May 2017)

Time is Limited – Call a Talcum Powder Cancer Lawyer Now

The Law Offices of Dr Michael M. Wilson, M.D., J.D & Associates is now reviewing talcum powder cases. Led by Dr. Michael M. Wilson, a leading medical malpractice attorney and licensed physician, our firm is uniquely qualified to handle cases of this nature. Our firm has been standing up for the rights of the injured for more than 20 years and has recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients.

If you believe that your or a loved one’s ovarian cancer may have been caused by talcum powder usage, contact our firm for a free, no-obligation case review. We accept cases nationwide.

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