Talcum Powder Settlements – Ovarian Cancer Claims

Talcum powder is the main ingredient of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, as well as the adult version of similar personal hygiene products.

For cosmetic purposes, it’s sprinkled on underwear, shoes, and the bottom of infants to absorb bad smells and keep skin dry. As a lubricant, it’s often found on condoms and diaphragms to reduce friction.

Baby powder product with talc mineral spilling over diagnosis record paper on doctor’s pad with stethoscope in teal color background: Patient’s health examination document with sample of talcum on top

Thousands of lawsuits have been filed by women who have suffered ovarian cancer as a result of using talcum powder for personal hygiene.


Talcum Powder Settlement Amounts

Talc Powder Settlements

As of this time, there have been no large group settlements involving talcum powder and the potential link to ovarian cancer. Generally, however, large groups of settlements do not occur until such time as a few cases are tried before a jury, and the manufacturer is able to more thoroughly understand its financial risk.

Hopefully, group settlements will begin taking place in the near future because the first trials against Johnson & Johnson have all resulted in very large million dollar verdicts.

In August 2017, a jury awarded Eva Echeverria $417 million. At the time of trial, Ms. Echeverria was dying from stage 4 ovarian cancer. She had used talcum powder on a daily basis for more than 50 years. The verdict included $68 million in compensatory damages and $340 million in punitive damages.

In May 2017, a jury awarded Louis Slemp $110 million. At the time of trial, Ms. Slemp was being treated for aggressive ovarian cancer that had metastasized to her liver. She had used talcum powder for more than 40 years.

In November 2016, a jury awarded Deborah Giannecchini $70 million. At the time of trial, Ms. Giannecchini was undergoing radiation and chemotherapy for ovarian cancer, and had used talcum powder for more than 40 years. Sixty-five million dollars of the verdict was for punitive damages.

In May 2016, a jury awarded Gloria Ristesund $55 million. At the time of trial, Ms. Ristesund was being treated for ovarian cancer. She had used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder for decades.

In February 2016, a jury awarded the family of Jacqueline Fox $72 million. Ms. Fox had died from ovarian cancer. She had used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for more than 35 years. Sixty-two million dollars was for punitive damages.


Talcum Powder Settlement News

Baby Powder Settlement News

Woman Gets $417 Million Verdict From Johnson & Johnson in Baby Powder Cancer Suit:

A Los Angeles jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a woman who suffered ovarian cancer after many years of applying the powder for feminine hygiene. Published in NBC News – $417 Million Baby Powder Jury Verdict

Johnson & Johnson Hit With $110 Million Verdict in Baby Powder Cancer Suit

The plaintiff in the case had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012. The jury found that her illness was caused by 40 years of talcum powder use. Her cancer had spread to her liver by the time of trial. Published in NBC News – $110 Million Talc Powder Verdict

Jury Awards $70 Million in Johnson & Johnson’s Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Case:

A jury awarded a Californian woman more than $70 million dollars over claims that Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder caused her ovarian cancer. There are currently over 1,700 lawsuits being brought against the pharmaceutical giant. Published in National Law Journal – $70 Million Talcum Powder Cancer Award

Court Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $72M in Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Claim?:

Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Missouri state jury to pay $72 million to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her use of the company’s talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. Jurors in St. Louis awarded the family of Jacqueline Fox $10 million compensatory damages and $62 million punitive damages. Published in NBC News – $72 Million Baby Powder Cancer Verdict

Johnson & Johnson slammed for $55 million in talcum powder trial:

A jury in St. Louis ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $55 million to a South Dakota woman who claimed the company’s talcum powder caused her to develop ovarian cancer. Published in CBS News – Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Trial


Talcum Powder Lawsuits

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Thousands of lawsuits have been filed by women who have suffered from ovarian cancer caused by extensive use of talcum powder products for personal hygiene. Several jury trials have taken place over the past few years, all resulting in very large million dollar verdicts.

The lawsuits allege that the manufacturers of these products have known for more than 40 years there is a link between using talcum powder near the genital area and ovarian cancer. However, these companies intentionally made the decision not to warn.

The main talcum powder products used for personal hygiene are: Johnson’s Baby Powder by Johnson & Johnson; Shower to Shower by Valeant Pharmaceuticals; and Baby Magic Baby Powder.

For extensive information on these lawsuits, visit our Talcum Powder Lawsuit Site. This page describes in detail the litigation pending against Johnson & Johnson, and how someone who has suffered ovarian cancer because of baby powder can participate in the court proceedings and receive compensation for their injuries.


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