Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit
Talcum Powder Lawsuit
Have you or a loved one used Johnson & Johnson talc-based Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower products? Those who have suffered ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, or mesothelioma after using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder may be eligible for a talcum powder lawsuit and be entitled to compensation.
IMPORTANT: If you’ve used Johnson & Johnson talc-based Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower products and been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, or mesothelioma, call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced talcum powder lawsuit attorney. Our talcum powder lawyers will review your claim and advise you on your eligibility and best legal options for seeking compensation. If you decide to hire us for your talcum powder lawsuit, there are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.
UPDATE: In mid-2021, the Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Johnson & Johnson contesting a $2.21 billion verdict awarded to 22 women who alleged that Johnson & Johnson talcum powder caused their ovarian cancer. Given the size of the verdict and the Supreme Court’s denial, Johnson & Johnson will likely be under pressure to agree to a global settlement in the near future, and we advise anyone affected to have their claim investigated immediately.
For a FREE consultation with an experienced talcum powder lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below. There is no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today for a free case review and consultation.
Our talcum powder cancer lawyers can review your case by phone, email, text, or video conference, and no in-person meeting is required to get started on your case. We’ve handled defective product cases for more than 35 years and have recovered more than $600 million in compensation for victims since 2000 alone (see disclaimer below). We would love to help however we can.
Talcum Powder Cancer
Does Johnson & Johnson talcum powder cause cancer?
Since 1971, more than 20 studies have linked talcum powder to ovarian cancer. It has been alleged that Johnson & Johnson, makers of popular talc-based powders, including Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products, knew about the ovarian cancer risk since at least 1982, but it failed to warn women of the dangers. This negligence has been the basis of many recent Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuits.
WARNING: In late 2019, Johnson & Johnson issued its first-ever recall of its popular talc-based baby powder after the FDA found asbestos in the product. Johnson & Johnson had previously denied any allegations that its talcum powder was contaminated with asbestos. If you’ve suffered from ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, or mesothelioma after using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder, please call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE consultation with an experienced talcum powder lawsuit lawyer.
Some of these have been consolidated into a multi-district litigation (MDL) in New Jersey while others have reached multi-million dollar settlements.
To be clear, if you or a loved one used Johnson & Johnson talc-based products (including J&J Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products) and later developed ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, or mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation through a baby powder lawsuit.
“We anticipate potentially significant settlements in talcum powder lawsuits and now is the time to file your claim.”
–Gene Riddle, talcum powder cancer lawyer, Riddle & Brantley
Baby Powder Lawsuit
Thousands of lawsuits have been filed alleging that Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products cause cancer due to asbestos contamination. If you’ve used one of these products, be aware that the FDA has found cancer-causing asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder, and that exposure to these products — particularly when used as part of feminine hygiene in the genital area — may increase risk for cancer.
Asbestos and Talcum Powder Cancer Risk
Concerned individuals across the United States are asking, “How does talcum powder cause cancer?”
The answer is that Johnson & Johnson talc-based Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products are made from talc, the earth’s softest mineral which is often found in close proximity to asbestos. Asbestos is a naturally occurring, fibrous material that is extremely brittle. It often breaks down into tiny particles which can be easily inhaled or absorbed.
When talcum powder is used, it can be inhaled and enter the lungs, increasing the risk of cancer such as talcum powder-related mesothelioma. Additionally, absorption of asbestos-contaminated talcum powder in the genital area may cause other types of cancer, including ovarian cancer and endometrioid ovarian cancer.
Potential cancers caused by asbestos-contaminated talcum powder include:
- Ovarian cancer
- Endometrioid ovarian cancer (endometrial cancer)
- Fallopian tube cancer
- Borderline serous tumors
- Borderline mucinous tumors
The talcum powder attorneys at Riddle & Brantley are currently reviewing claims on behalf of women who developed certain types of cancer after using talcum or baby powder near their genitals.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, endometrioid ovarian cancer, or mesothelioma after using Johnson & Johnson talc-based Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower products, please call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE consultation.
We can investigate your case and assist you in filing a talcum powder lawsuit.
How to File a Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit
With the assistance of an experienced Johnson & Johnson talcum powder lawyer, filing a baby powder cancer lawsuit is simple. At Riddle & Brantley, our experienced product liability lawyers can handle all aspects of your claim from beginning to end.
In order to qualify for a talcum powder lawsuit, you must meet the following criteria:
- Must have used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower talcum powder for 4+ years continuously in the general area
- Must be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, or endometrioid ovarian cancer
- Must have been diagnosed in 2009 or later
- Must have used talcum powder before menopause
If you believe you meet these criteria, please call 1-800-525-7111 to speak with an experienced Johnson & Johnson talcum powder lawsuit lawyer at Riddle & Brantley. We will listen to you, evaluate your claim, and advise you on your best available legal options for seeking compensation.
Because we work on a contingency basis, there are absolutely no upfront costs and no attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation. Call 1-800-525-7111 today to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer handling Johnson & Johnson baby powder cancer claims.
“They made a hard time in my life easier to endure.”
–Melissa C., Riddle & Brantley client
What is Talcum Powder?
Talc is a clay-like mineral that occurs naturally — it is known as the softest mineral on earth. Its basic composition is mainly magnesium, silicon and oxygen. When ground into a fine powder, talc absorbs moisture. This talcum powder is a common ingredient in various consumer products, including cosmetics like baby powder and adult body powders.
What is the Link Between Talcum Powder and Cancer?
Research has linked the regular use of talc-containing products like talcum powder, baby powder and body powder in the genital area to the development of ovarian cancer in women. The powder may travel through the vagina, uterus and fallopian tubes to the ovaries. Due to the composition of talc, the body generally cannot expel the tiny particles of powder. These can then embed in the ovarian tissue. Over time, the embedded particles can cause the growth of cancerous tumors.
Various studies have found that the regular use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene can increase a woman’s risk for ovarian cancer anywhere from 20 to over 90 percent. Both the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society consider talc use as a “risk factor” for ovarian cancer.
History of Talcum Powder Lawsuits
In 2013, a jury found that Johnson & Johnson did not adequately warn consumers of the link between talcum powder and cancer. In that case, the plaintiff alleged that she developed ovarian cancer after using talc-based Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products for more than 30 years. According to this talcum powder lawsuit, Johnson & Johnson knew about the risk of ovarian cancer since as early as 1982. That year, a landmark study found that women using these products as personal powders were at a 92 percent increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.
On February 22, 2016, a jury found Johnson & Johnson liable for injuries resulting from the use of its talc products for feminine hygiene. The plaintiff in this case developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson talc products for over 35 years. She passed away shortly before the trial began.
The jury agreed that the defective products contributed to the development of ovarian cancer. In the end, they awarded $72 million to the family of the plaintiff, Jacqueline Fox. The verdict included $62 million in punitive damages. The jury found Johnson & Johnson guilty of negligence, conspiracy and fraud.
At least two other product liability claims against Johnson & Johnson also reached verdicts in 2016. In May 2016, a jury awarded $55 million to the plaintiff in a Missouri claim. Then, in October that same year, a California woman received a verdict of $70 million.
Recent Talcum Powder Lawsuit Verdicts
More recently, a number of judgments in talcum powder cancer lawsuits suggest that a major settlement may be on the horizon for the 20,000+ lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson. These verdicts include:
- $29,000,000 — Awarded in 2019 to a woman who claimed that using Johnson & Johnson talc-based products for more than 30 years had caused her mesothelioma.
- $37,200,000 — Awarded in 2018 to plaintiffs alleging that exposure to Johnson & Johnson talcum powder caused mesothelioma.
- $117,000,000 — Awarded by a New Jersey jury after a plaintiff alleged Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower caused their mesothelioma.
- $4,690,000,000 — Awarded to 22 plaintiffs by a St. Louis jury in 2018, primarily in the form of punitive damages. The verdict was upheld on appeal, though the award was later reduced.
“This settlement changed me and my family’s lives.”
–Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client
In October 2016, several other talcum powder claims were consolidated into a single multi-district litigation (MDL) in New Jersey. This MDL may eventually include thousands of claims. As of 2021, more than 20,000 talcum powder lawsuits have been filed.
“Can I File a Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit?”
At Riddle & Brantley, our product liability attorneys are currently reviewing cases involving talcum powder. We may be able to represent you in a talcum powder lawsuit if you or a loved one:
- Used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower talcum powder for 4+ years continuously in the general area
- Were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, or endometroid ovarian cancer
- Were diagnosed in 2009 or later
- Used talcum powder before menopause
If you or a loved one meets these criteria, then contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Riddle & Brantley today.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation with our experienced talcum powder lawyers.
There is no obligation and if you decide to hire us, there are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation. We don’t get paid unless you do — it’s as simple as that.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today. We would love to help if we can.
Statute of Limitations in Talcum Powder Lawsuits
Do not wait to contact us if you’re considering filing a baby powder lawsuit. The statute of limitations (the deadline to file a claim) differs by state and the clock may be ticking. Additionally, the longer you wait to have your claim investigated, the harder it may be to prove that talcum powder caused your cancer.
You may be entitled to compensation from Johnson & Johnson through a product liability lawsuit. Even if you just have questions about the use of baby powder, we are happy to discuss your concerns.
IMPORTANT: If you have any of the symptoms associated with these types of cancer, then please consult your family physician or OBGYN immediately.
What to Expect in Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuits
There are no guarantees in any legal matter, and we cannot be certain that Johnson & Johnson talcum powder cancer claims will result in compensation. However, it seems likely that based on the number of lawsuits and the strength of the evidence, Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuits will eventually settle — perhaps for significant amounts. In a multi-district litigation, these lawsuits often result in a “global settlement,” in which thousands of lawsuits are settled at once if plaintiffs and their attorneys are in agreement.
Legal analysts anticipate potentially significant talcum powder lawsuit settlements.
In 2021, Johnson & Johnson reported that it was setting aside roughly $4 billion for potential settlements in talcum powder lawsuits.
Talcum Powder Cancer Lawyers Ready to Fight for You
If you’ve suffered ovarian cancer, endometrioid ovarian cancer, or mesothelioma after using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder (including J&J Baby Powder and J&J Shower-to-Shower), you may be entitled to compensation.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced baby powder lawsuit lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy form below.
There is no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.
Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim.
“They turned a heartbreaking situation completely around.”
–Tonya T., Riddle & Brantley client
Award-Winning Trial Attorneys Handling Claims Against Johnson & Johnson
Since 2000 alone, our award-winning talcum powder lawyers have secured over $600 million in compensation for injury victims (see dislcaimer below). Our baby powder lawsuit team is led by attorney Gene Riddle, who has fought for injured victims since graduating from Wake Forest School of Law in 1985. Gene and our team of attorneys have been recognized for their experience and expertise by many prestigious organizations and awards (see disclaimer below), including:
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Gene Riddle, Darren Dawson)
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Gene Riddle, Chris Brantley, Darren Dawson)
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 (Gene Riddle, Darren Dawson)
- Super Lawyers (Gene Riddle, Adam Smith, Darren Dawson)
- The National Association of Distinguished Counsel (Gene Riddle)
- AV Preeminent (Martindale-Hubbell) (Gene Riddle and Adam Smith)
- The Litigator Award (Gene Riddle)
For a FREE consultation with an experienced talcum powder cancer lawsuit attorney, please call 1-800-525-7111.
The consultation is free and we don’t get paid unless you do. It’s as simple as that — if we don’t win your case and recover compensation for you, you won’t pay any attorney fees.
Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim.
Justice Counts for those whose cancer was potentially caused by asbestos-contaminated baby powder, and we would love to ehlp you get the justice you deserve.
*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.
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