BY: Robert B. Sickels | IN: Personal Injury
Two recent multimillion-dollar jury verdicts have shed national attention on the potential dangers that women face from their use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder for feminine hygiene.
According to Reuters, these and other lawsuits allege that women who applied well-known Johnson’s Baby Powder, Shower to Shower Powder, and other Johnson & Johnson talcum products to their genitals over an extended period of time may be at risk for ovarian cancer. The plaintiffs assert that Johnson & Johnson knew or should have known about the danger but failed to properly warn consumers.
Juries in the two most recent trials returned verdicts of $55 million and $72 million respectively against the company, and it is hoped the outcomes will prompt Johnson & Johnson to establish a process for settling remaining cases and future claims.
Since 1971, studies have suggested that talcum powder used in the genital area can migrate through the vagina, to the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries, putting women at risk for ovarian cancer. This can occur when women regularly:
The attorneys in Sommers Schwartz’s Personal Injury Litigation Group are investigating the claims of women who:
As part of our investigation, we would appreciate speaking to anyone fitting this descriptions. Please contact us today!
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For more than 30 years, Robert Sickels has successfully represented plaintiffs involved in complex personal injury, medical negligence, and products liability matters.