Baby Powder, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Mikhlin

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Baby Powder, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Mikhlin: A case in the United States District Court, E. D. Missouri, Eastern Division, ruled on a motion to dismiss and strike.  The Baby Powder, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Mikhlin 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 & Mikhlin includes:

  • Based upon various studies, Plaintiffs aver that “[w]omen who used talc-based powders to powder their genital area have a 33% increased risk of ovarian cancer compared to women who never used the powders.”
  • Plaintiffs allege that “Defendants concealed, suppressed, and/or omitted material facts on the Johnson’s® Baby Powder product labels and packages … when they knew, or should have known, that use of Johnson’s® Baby Powder by women was not safe and could cause a significant increased risk of ovarian cancer.”
  • The Court ruled: Granted
  • For more on the Baby Powder, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Mikhlin case, please follow this link: Baby Powder, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Mikhlin – November 13, 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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If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and believe the ovarian cancer is linked to your use of baby powder or shower to shower products (e.g. use talcum powder), and need a lawyer to help you file a lawsuit, please contact our office at 1.800.672.4916.