Baby Powder, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Hogans

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Baby Powder, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Hogans: A case in the United States District Court, E. D. Missouri, Eastern Division, ruled on a motion to remand.

The Baby Powder, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Hogans case is about woman that allegedly developed ovarian cancer from use of baby powder products that may contain asbestos and other carcinogenic chemicals.

A brief summary of the Baby Powder, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Hogans includes:

  • There are 65 plaintiffs in this action. Each plaintiff claims that she used talcum powder products and that she “developed ovarian cancer, and suffered effects attendant thereto, as a direct and proximate result of the unreasonably dangerous and defective nature of talcum powder . . . .” .
  • These claims are alleged to be the “direct and proximate result of Defendants’ and/or their corporate predecessors [sic] negligent, willful, and wrongful conduct in connection with the design, development, manufacture, testing, packaging, promoting, marketing, distribution, labeling, and/or sale of the products known as Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower . . . .” .
  • The link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer was allegedly first suggested by a study conducted in 1971. Defendants are alleged to have had a duty to know of the carcinogenic properties of talcum powder and to have “procured and disseminated false, misleading, and biased information regarding the safety of the PRODUCTS to the public and used influence over governmental and regulatory bodies regarding talc.”
  • The Court ruled: Granted
  • For more on the Baby Powder, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Hogans case, please follow this link: Baby Powder, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Hogans – December 3, 2014.

For information on other cases involving asbestos and talcum powder products (baby powder, shower to shower…), please see the recent verdict for an Alabama woman that was awarded millions based on her use of these baby powder products –

  1. Asbestos and Talcum Powder St. Louis Missouri
  2. Johnson and Johnson to pay $55 million for Baby powder and ovarian cancer 

The American Cancer Society references talcum powder and its relationship with asbestos – See this link: Talcum powder and asbestos

For more on asbestos exposure and the potential problems associated with asbestos exposure (e.g., asbestosis, cancer, lung cancer, mesothelioma…), please follow this link: AML


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