Talcum Powder, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Harlan

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Talcum Powder, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Harlan: A case in the United States District Court, S.D. Illinois, ruled on motion to dismiss.

The Talcum Powder, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Harlan 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 Talcum Powder, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Harlan includes:

  • On January 20, 2015, Plaintiff filed her Complaint against Defendants in the Circuit Court of Madison County, Illinois, asserting that she developed ovarian cancer as a result of perineal use of two talc-based products, Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower (“subject products”).
  • On April 13, 2015, Defendants Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. (“J&J Defendants”) removed this case to the Southern District of Illinois asserting that Defendant Walgreen Co. was fraudulently joined (Doc. 1).
  • On April 20, 2015, Defendant Imerys Talc America, Inc. (“Imery Talc”) filed a Motion to Dismiss asserting lack of personal jurisdiction (Doc. 13).
  • On April 28, 2015, District Judge J. Phil Gilbert, noting “a potentially serious jurisdictional issue” ordered Plaintiff to respond to the arguments made in the Notice of Removal regarding the fraudulent joinder theory
  • For more on the Talcum Powder, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Harlan case, please follow this link: Talcum Powder, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Harlan

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.

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


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