Talc & Ovarian Cancer
Could Talcum Powder Be A Serious Health Risk for Women?
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Johnson & Johnson Lawsuits Link Baby Powder to Ovarian Cancer
For many of us, Johnson & Johnson baby powder talcum was a part of our daily hygiene ritual passed down from our mother’s before us. Now major lawsuits are rewarding massive sums to women that courts have ruled suffered serious health effects from this seemingly wholesome and innocent practice. It is every woman’s nightmare that a product that has been trusted for so long, and used for such an intimate purpose, would result in serious injury and death. Is Johnson & Johnson guilty of endangering the health of women? Did Johnson & Johnson ignore studies warning that talc had been found deeply embedded in Ovarian cancer tumors? You be the judge.
Jury awards $55 Million in Damages to woman who had Hysterectomy
After about 10 hours of deliberations, a state court jury in St. Louis, Mo., awarded $5 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages to Gloria Ristesund, 62, of Sioux Falls, S.D. Ms. Ristesund was diagnosed with Stage I ovarian cancer in 2011, and had a hysterectomy, including removal of her uterus, ovaries and Fallopian tubes.
Johnson & Johnson Dealt $72 Million Courtroom Loss in Talc-Ovarian Cancer Case
A jury ordered the health care products giant to pay $72 million in compensatory and punitive damages to the family of Jacqueline Fox of Birmingham, Ala. Jacqueline died of ovarian cancer in October at the age of 62 after years of using the company’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for feminine hygiene. Her family members have declared that the money was secondary and that they will use it to continue to continue to bring this issue to the public’s attention. The jury vote was an overwhelming 10-2 in finding that Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc., guilty of negligence, failure to warn and conspiracy to conceal the risks of its products.
What you need to know:
If you, or a loved one, have used Johnson & Johnson baby talcum as part of your feminine hygiene and have been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer you may have been a victim of this potential health care danger. A brand new study found a 33% increase in risk of Ovarian cancer among women who had used talc powder for feminine hygiene. If you do not currently have legal representation you should seek action immediately. WomenHealthRisk.com can assist you in finding appropriate legal representation.
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If you have not been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer but are a long term user of baby talcum products for personal feminine hygiene you may want to get medical advice, and by all means, discontinue the use of the product. It would also be wise to document your use of the product, keep receipts, and carefully monitor your health. Please help us by spreading the word so that our sisters will not have to suffer this risk any longer. We care about the health of women and children and believe in holding accountable those who would put them at risk.