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Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit

Baby powder is a popular item found in many homes and has been used daily by some women for decades. In recent findings talcum which is used in baby powder has been associated with the development of ovarian cancer in women.

Will Davidson LLP along with Rochon Genova LLP have commenced a class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson to bring justice to women who have developed ovarian cancer after prolonged use of baby powder for hygienic purposes. A number of women have already joined the suit and the list is growing by women who feel betrayed they were not warned of the potential risks.

Will Davidson LLP aims to provide these women with the justice they deserve for the ordeal they have faced and will continue to face in the years to come.

What is the link between Talcum Powder & Ovarian Cancer

The scientific research has identified prolonged usage of applying talcum powder to genitals, underwear, and sanitary napkins increases the development of ovarian cancer by 33%. The minerals that make up talc include silicon, oxygen and magnesium. These combined ingredients are known to absorb moisture well and is highly used for keeping skin dry especially in the warmer months. Prior to the 1970s, talcum powder contained asbestos; however, talcum-based products have been asbestos free since then.

Plaintiffs awarded settlements

Johnson & Johnson was the subject of recent litigation in the United States where two plaintiffs were awarded damages of $72 million dollars and $55 million dollars to two women, one who is now deceased. In both cases, the jury found consumers were not warned of the risk of talcum powder and ovarian cancer. Both women used Johnson & Johnson powder routinely for 30 years. The jury found that the talcum used in the Johnson & Johnson powders contributed to the ovarian cancer the women developed. There are currently 1,200 pending lawsuits in the US against Johnson & Johnson.

Contact Will Davidson LLP to join the Class Action against Johnson & Johnson

The lawyers at Will Davidson LLP have decades of experience and a proven track record representing clients impacted by products that cause bodily harm. If you have been a long time user of baby powder and have received an ovarian cancer diagnosis this class action may be an option for you. Contact Will Davidson for a no-obligation consultation.

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