Talc, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Estrada: A case in the United States District Court, E.D. California, ruled on motion to dismiss.
The Talc, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Estrada 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 & Estrada includes:
- From 1950 to sometime in 2013, the named Plaintiff, Mona Estrada, purchased Johnson’s® Baby Powder (“Baby Powder”) for personal use in her genital area after initially reading the label and determining the product was safe to use.
- Defendant J&J markets, distributes, and sells Baby Powder products to consumers in the United States, and Defendant J&J Consumer researches, distributes, and sells Baby Powder products to consumers in the United States.
- Plaintiff claims Defendants’ Baby Powder is a talc-based powder sold as a daily use powder intended to eliminate friction on the skin and to absorb unwanted excess moisture for both babies and women.
- Plaintiff alleges that talc-based powders have a 33% increased risk of ovarian cancer when used to powder women’s genitals compared to those women who never used the powders.
- For this reason, Plaintiff argues that Baby Powder is not safe. Plaintiff alleges that Defendants knew of the increased risk of ovarian cancer from use of the product.
- The Court ruled: Motion to Dismiss was Granted
- For more on the Talc, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Estrada case, please follow this link: Talc, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Estrada – March 27, 2015.
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