Talcum Powder Injury Class Action Lawsuits
Johnson & Johnson is currently the subject of approximately 5,500 lawsuits related to its talcum powder products. These lawsuits claim that the pharmaceutical giant is responsible for giving women ovarian cancer through two specific talcum powder products. As a matter of fact, these products include Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower.
Furthermore, the class-action filings came one year after South Dakota resident Deane Berg won her claim that Johnson and Johnson was guilty of negligence. The claimed argued that Johnson & Johnson did not give her warning that decades of baby powder use could put her at a higher risk for getting ovarian cancer. In 2006, doctors diagnosed Berg with ovarian cancer.
Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
Most women do not realize they have ovarian cancer until it has progressed to a later stage. Even then symptoms can be non-specific or absent. Those that do may experience the following:
- Loss of appetite
- Cancer-related fatigue
- Weight loss
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
- Pain in the belly or pelvis
- Change in bowel habits (frequent urination, constipation, bloating, nausea, etc.)
- Lower back pain
- Lump in the abdomen, feeling of fullness, and/or swelling
Do You Need a Talcum Powder Lawyer?
Did you use talcum-based products as part of your regular feminine hygiene prior to a diagnosis of ovarian cancer? Then you may have an eligible claim in this class action against Johnson and Johnson. At Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys, our legal team is prepared to review your claim and help you understand your legal rights.
Since every state has different statutes of limitations and filing deadlines, it’s important to contact a lawyer sooner rather than later. If you wait too long to submit a claim you could miss out. Contact us today for a free consultation.