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Jury Awards More than $70 Million to Woman that Developed Ovarian Cancer Following Talcum Powder Use

On Friday, 10/28, a jury in St. Louis awarded more than $70 million in damages to a California woman that developed ovarian cancer following years of regular talcum powder use. The plaintiff was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012, and has been fighting this dangerous and aggressive form of cancer…

November 1st, 2016 Read More
Court Documents Suggest that Johnson & Johnson was Aware of Potential Link Between Baby Powder Use and Ovarian Cancer in 1992

For many women, using talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes has been a daily ritual for years. Women often learn from their mothers, aunts, sisters and grandmothers at a young age that using baby powder on the genital area can keep them feeling fresh and clean. The foundation of this…

August 8th, 2016 Read More
Major Cancer Organizations Advise Consumers to Avoid Using Talcum Powder for Feminine Hygiene Purposes

The link between ovarian cancer and regular use of talcum powder on the genital area has been well documented by the medical and scientific community for decades. Talc particles were observed on cancerous ovarian tissue in 1971, and approximately 20 studies linking talcum powder to an increased risk of ovarian…

July 6th, 2016 Read More
Lack of FDA Regulations Allow Johnson & Johnson to Continue Marketing Talcum Powder Without Warning Labels

Johnson & Johnson has marketed talcum powder as a safe and effective feminine hygiene product since the early 1900s. Even though, for the past 35 years, medical professionals in the scientific community have shown a link between regular talc use and ovarian cancer, the FDA requires no warning labels. Many…

June 22nd, 2016 Read More
70% of all Johnson’s Baby Powder Users are Adults

According to Bloomberg, sales of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products generated an estimated $374 million in sales in 2014. Now, a new report from Bloomberg suggests that a vast majority of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products are being used by adults, and thousands of women may be at…

June 2nd, 2016 Read More
Article Suggests that African American Women May Be Disproportionately Affected by Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer

A recent editorial published by Time suggests that African American women were disproportionately and strategically targeted by talcum powder advertisers, and may now face a greater risk of developing ovarian cancer. By failing to warn consumers about the serious health risks associated with regular talc use for feminine hygiene purposes,…

May 26th, 2016 Read More
1,200 New Plaintiffs File Suit Against Johnson & Johnson Following Recent Verdicts

Since February of 2016, Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay more than $127 million in total damages to two women that have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using J&J products containing talcum powder. These two separate verdicts have established that there is a clear scientific link between…

May 17th, 2016 Read More
J&J Hit With $55M Verdict in Ovarian Cancer Trial

On Tuesday, 5/3, a jury awarded $55 million to a woman who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson baby powder. Read more about this verdict here.

May 13th, 2016 Read More
J&J Ordered to Pay $72 Million in Damages in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

A jury in St. Louis awarded $72 million in damages to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer after regularly using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder. Read more about this verdict here.

April 28th, 2016 Read More