Talc, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Celbulske: A case in the United States District Court, S.D. Illinois, ruled on motion to dismiss.
The Talc, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Celbulske case is about a woman that allegedly developed ovarian cancer from her use of the baby powder products that may contain asbestos and other carcinogenic chemicals.
A brief summary of the Talc, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Celbulske includes:
- On May 14, 2012 plaintiff Lynne Cebulske was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
- Plaintiff alleges the cause of the cancer was the result of her use of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower to “dust her perineum for feminine hygiene purposes from approximately 1992 to 2014”.
- Plaintiff further alleges that her prolonged use of the J&J products caused her ovarian cancer, as she did not possess any of the risk factors commonly associated with the disease.
- Additionally, plaintiff asserts that women face an increased risk of ovarian cancer due to prolonged use of these talc based products in the genital area. Plaintiff supports these allegations by citing to various national studies dating back to the 1960s, many of which plaintiff claims defendants were aware of
- The Court ruled: Denied
- For more on the Talc, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Celbulske case, please follow this link: Talc, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Celbulske – December 4, 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.
In addition, please see the recent article about what Johnson & Johnson knew (supposedly, Johnson & Johnson alerted to risk of asbestos in talc in ’70s, files show) about whether asbestos was used in its talcum powder products and baby powder products.
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