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Johnson & Johnson Knowingly Exposed Female Consumers to Cancer-Causing Talc for Decades

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December 13, 2016

Talcum Powder

Danielle Mason, a principal at the Beasley Allen, joins her fellow law partner Gibson Vance to discuss how Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products contributed to ovarian cancer in numerous women. Danielle is part of the team of attorneys litigating a group of cases against J&J charging that the company’s talcum powder products increase the risk for ovarian cancer. The cases argue that J&J’s supplier, Imerys Talc America, is also responsible for failing to warn women of the risks of using talc. More than two dozen studies show a link between the use of talc-based products and ovarian cancer. Danielle explains the importance of talcum powder in women’s hygiene routines and especially for African American women. She summarizes the evidence showing J&J specifically targeted African American women in marketing its talcum powder products. Beginning in February 2016, three juries found Johnson & Johnson liable for injuries or wrongful death resulting from the use of its talc-based products such as Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower body powder used for feminine hygiene. In total, the juries have awarded three plaintiffs or their families nearly $200 million, including nearly $180 million in punitive damages. The plaintiffs are also asking J&J to include a warning with its talc-based products that use of the products in the perineal area may increase the risk of ovarian cancer.

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Courtesy of: Beasley Allen Report

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