If you have ovarian cancer after using talcum powder on or near your genitals, you might be able to join many other women taking legal action. More than 11,700 women have already filed claims against a popular talcum powder manufacturer, according to a tally from Bloomberg.
Johnson & Johnson faces thousands of claims alleging their powder products increased the risk of ovarian cancer — and that they hid this information from women for decades. Groups of women in Missouri, California, and New Jersey have won verdicts totaling more than $5 billion since 2016, although not all have held up in appeals.
Berger and Green can take legal action on your behalf. Call us today at 412-661-1400 for your free case evaluation.
Understanding the Link Between Talcum Powder and the Development of Ovarian Cancer
Studies and anecdotal evidence link the use of talcum powder on or near the genitals with the development of ovarian cancer. Juries in several states have confirmed that there is enough proof to convince them of a link.
Today, most powders meant for feminine hygiene uses do not contain talc. However, talcum powders were popular for decades. Women commonly used them to prevent chafing, as well as on panties and sanitary pads. Some applied them directly to their genital area daily. The manufacturers of these powders marketed them as safe for use in this way, but many of the women have since developed ovarian cancer.
Johnson & Johnson and other manufacturers issued no warnings against this type of use. However, it appears they knew there was a possibility of a link as early as the 1970s.
Berger and Green Can Help You Join Other Women Taking Legal Action
Although many women already have a verdict in their talcum powder case and many others are waiting on their turn in court, we believe there are still more women who used talcum powders and later developed ovarian cancer. Thousands of women continued to unknowingly use the products for years.
If you received an ovarian cancer diagnosis and believe talcum powder may be to blame, reach out to our mass tort team. You can talk to a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit lawyer today by calling 412-661-1400.
We Can Build a Strong Case on Your Behalf
We offer free case reviews. We will look at your medical records and discuss your history of talcum powder use. You may be eligible to file a lawsuit and pursue a payout for both your economic expenses and the pain and suffering you endured. If a woman in your family lost her battle with ovarian cancer, your family might be able to file a wrongful death claim on her behalf. Let us evaluate your eligibility.
If you are eligible to pursue compensation, a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit lawyer can help you join the mass tort and fight to hold the manufacturer accountable.
Recoverable Damages in a Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit
Some of the previous verdicts in cases against Johnson & Johnson resulted in staggering payouts, but this does not guarantee that type of recovery in every case. We need to build a strong argument to show the damages you endured.
The pending multidistrict litigation (MDL) will give us a better idea of what an average payout might look like after bellwether trials. These trials serve as a way to test evidence in court and often encourage companies to negotiate out-of-court settlements instead of taking every individual case back to its original jurisdiction.
When you ask us to pursue a payout for you, we will investigate your case and document the losses you experienced as a result of your cancer diagnosis, treatment, and complications. Recoverable damages in these cases may include:
- Medical care and related expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain management, chemotherapy, and other pharmaceutical costs
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Other losses related to your complications
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
Take Action to Begin Your Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Case Today
In the cases filed against talcum powder manufacturers, the women allege that Johnson & Johnson and other companies knew about the link between their products and the increased risk of ovarian cancer for more than two decades before the public learned about it. Product manufacturers have an obligation to issue warnings when there is a serious risk of injury from their product. Failure to do so violates product liability laws.
Each state has its own laws regarding how long you have to take legal action against the powder manufacturers. We can help you understand the applicable statute of limitations in your case, and explain your eligibility to join the pending multidistrict litigation or take other legal action.
Talk to a Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Lawyer
Johnson & Johnson and other powder manufacturers and distributors have an obligation to ensure their products are safe for all advertised uses. If they cannot provide safe products and issue any applicable warnings, they may be liable for the damages customers suffer as a result. In the case of talcum powder, this may include payouts to thousands of women who fought ovarian cancer and the families of many others who died from the disease.
The Berger and Green team offers no-cost consultations. Call us today if you used talcum powder products for feminine hygiene and:
- Received an ovarian cancer diagnosis; or
- Underwent surgery or treatment for ovarian cancer; or
- Required a hysterectomy because of your complications; or
Our products liability lawyers can also evaluate your eligibility to pursue a payout if you lost a loved one to ovarian cancer linked to talcum powder use.
Call today at 412-661-1400 for a review of your case and to let a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit lawyer take action on your behalf.