Talcum Powder Lawsuits
Women across the nation are suing Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc Inc., its talc supplier, for failing to warn consumers of the possible cancerous side effects of its talcum powder products.
The lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and other talcum powder manufacturers want to prove two things:
- The women who are filing lawsuits contracted ovarian cancer because of their use of talcum powder in the perineum (genital area).
- Johnson & Johnson knew talc was possibly carcinogenic (cancer-causing) and neglected to warn consumers of that possibility.
Evidence That Talc Can Cause Cancer
For the first point, lawyers have evidence dating back to 1971 showing that scientists found talc particles nested in ovarian and cervical tumor tissue. Further studies have found links between long-term talcum powder use in the genital area and ovarian cancer.
Statistics show that long-term talcum powder use increases a woman’s risk for ovarian cancer by more than 30 percent.
There are other studies that struggle to find causation of ovarian cancer by long-term talcum powder use, but no study has been able to prove definitively that talc and ovarian cancer are not linked.
What did Johnson and Johnson Know?
For the second point, lawyers have access to Johnson & Johnson documents from 1986-2004 that show the company trying to minimize its talcum powder products’ links to cancer. One memo from 1992 specifically recognizes the “negative publicity from the health community on talc (inhalation, dust, negative doctor endorsement, cancer linkage).”
Alfred Wehner was hired as an outside toxicology consultant for Johnson & Johnson in the 1990s. Although he personally agreed with Johnson & Johnson in their belief that talc was not significantly dangerous, he wrote to the manager of preclinical toxicology in 1997, “Anybody who denies this [the link between talc and ovarian cancer] risks that the talc industry will be perceived by the public like it perceives the cigarette industry: denying the obvious in the face of all evidence to the contrary.”
Talcum Powder Lawyers
If you or a loved one developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder products, our team of experienced talcum powder lawyers may be able to help you through a lawsuit. John Hensley and his team of lawyers believe in dedication, hard work, and commitment. We will evaluate your case, gather the necessary evidence, walk with you through your medical treatments, and negotiate a fair settlement for you.
Talcum Powder Lawsuits are Organized as Mass Torts
The lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and other talcum powder manufacturers are being organized as mass torts. This allows lawyers to work together, share resources, and make sure all clients receive a fair settlement.
Since these lawsuits are organized as mass torts, your case will likely not see trial. Our lawyers will keep track of ongoing trials and use their verdicts and financial awards to negotiate a fair settlement for you that matches the severity of your case.
We provide legal representation to all people, regardless of income. Hensley Legal Group works on a contingency basis. That means that we don’t get paid unless you do. If we don’t get a settlement for you, you don’t pay us a penny.
Since 1998, John Hensley has built a firm that focuses on the needs of clients. We represent individuals and families whose lives have been changed through no fault of their own. Our lawyers have the knowledge, experience, and skill to serve clients to the full extent of the law.
Our team provides professional and compassionate legal representation to those in desperate need. We will stand by your side and fight for you, going the extra mile for a fair settlement.
How to File a Talcum Powder Lawsuit
Lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and other talcum powder manufacturers are being organized as mass torts. Mass torts allow lawyers to share resources and work together to make sure all clients receive a fair settlement.
It is not too late to join a mass tort against Johnson & Johnson and other talcum powder companies. If you or a loved one used talcum powder and received a cancer diagnosis regarding the ovaries or fallopian tubes, contact Hensley Legal Group today for a free, no-obligation consultation.