- Berg used J&J Consumer Companies’ products—Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower—on a daily basis in her perineum area to relieve chafing and for feminine hygiene purposes from 1975 until 2007.
- Some time in late 2006, Berg underwent a pelvic exam that revealed blood clotting in her ovaries. On December 26, 2006, Berg was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
- Talc is one of the main ingredients in Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. Berg alleges the talc found in defendants’ products caused her ovarian cancer and claims J&J Consumer Companies should have included a warning on its products.
- J&J Consumer Companies stipulated that placement of a warning on its products is physically feasible, but it argued that no warning is necessary becausetalc does not cause ovarian cancer, either generally or specifically in Berg’s case.
- The Court ruled: Motion to dismiss is granted with leave to amend
- For more on the Talc, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Berg case, please follow this link: Talc, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Berg – April 30, 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 –
- Asbestos and Talcum Powder St. Louis Missouri
- 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