Harvard University Doctor Testified in 2013 that Talcum Powder Could be Contributing Factor in as many as 10,000 Ovarian Cancer Cases Annually
In 2013, Deane Berg of Sioux Falls, South Dakota was the first woman to sue Johnson & Johnson after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer caused by regular use of their talcum powder products. Ms. Berg developed ovarian cancer following long-term use of talcum powder on her genital region. Her attorney argued that Johnson & Johnson failed to warn about the serious potential health risks of talcum powder. Ms. Berg claimed she would not have regularly used J&J products for feminine hygiene purpose had she been aware of the risks.
In this case, the jury found in favor of Ms. Berg on her negligent products liability claim. The jury in this case ruled that Johnson & Johnson was negligent in failing to warn consumers about the potential ovarian cancer risk associated with their talcum powder products.
During this case, compelling evidence was introduced from several expert witnesses on the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. One of the witnesses, Dr. Daniel Cramer of Harvard University, testified that more than 10,000 women every year in the U.S could be developing ovarian cancer at least in part due to their regular use of talcum powder.
Earlier this year, Dr. Cramer and several other medical professionals conducted a scientific study which found that regular use of talcum powder on the genital region was associated with a 33% increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.
The 2013 case laid the groundwork for two recent landmark verdicts against J&J.
February 2016, a jury awarded $72 million in damages to the estate of a woman who died of ovarian cancer following regular genital talc use.
May 2016, a second jury awarded $55 million in damages to another women who was a long-term J&J talc user who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Over 1,200 lawsuits are now pending against J&J for their failure to warn women about the health risks of long-term genital talcum powder use.
If you or a loved one used J&J talcum powder regularly and developed ovarian cancer, Morelli Law Firm may be able to help. Call us today at 800-701-8800 for a FREE, confidential consultation.
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