TALCUM POWDER

Talcum Powder Lawsuit


For over a century, women worldwide have included baby powder as part of their feminine hygiene routine. Women never thought that a product created for a baby’s skin could ever cause them harm, and so they applied it every day. However, with every sprinkle, they increased their chances of developing ovarian cancer or even mesothelioma.

In fact, by the 1900s, the talcum-based powder was enjoying a surge in popularity. Johnson & Johnson (J&J) had even begun marketing it to midwives and new mothers following childbirth. Women applied it to both their undergarments as well as their genitals to absorb moisture and reduce friction. Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower was advertised for use in the genital area for many years.

Lawyers around the country are reviewing cases from women who have been diagnosed with some form of cancer caused by talcum powder. Johnson & Johnson should be held fully accountable since the company potentially knew of these risks but failed to warn the public. The Justice helps victims of talcum powder find qualified legal representation. To connect with an experienced talcum powder lawyer, contact us today.

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    Case Updates

    • February 2020 – J&J was ordered by a New Jersey state jury to pay punitive damages of $750 million to four victims who allege that the company’s Baby Powder caused their cancer,
    • April 2020 – Talcum powder lawsuit plaintiffs who say that J&J’s baby powder and talc products caused cancer were approved to move forward with their claims after Judge Wolfson’s ruling. However, there will be limits on expert testimony.
    • May 2020 – Due to the hardships faced by COVID-19 and talcum powder lawsuits, J&J announced that North American sales of the company’s talc baby powder are being discontinued. J&J stated that the demand for their baby powder products has significantly declined due to “misinformation around the safety of the product and a constant barrage of litigation advertising.”
    • October 2020 – J&J will pay more than $100 million to settle over 1,000 lawsuits that allege the company’s baby powder products caused cancer. This is the first settlement in four long years of talcum powder litigation. There are reportedly nearly 20,000 lawsuits that allege Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and talc products caused cancer due to asbestos contamination.
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