Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Litigation

Case: Bailey v. Johnson & Johnson et al, 3:19-cv-13373-FLW-LHG
Court: United States District Court for the District of New Jersey


Wallace Miller represents clients who used Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products for personal hygiene and developed ovarian cancer. For decades, Johnson & Johnson marketed its Johnson’s Baby Powder, and other talcum powder products as safe, even for infants. Johnson & Johnson specifically marketed these baby powder products to women for their own personal hygiene.

Medical and scientific studies have demonstrated that the use of talcum powder on a woman’s genitals increases the risk of developing ovarian cancer in a woman’s lifetime. When applied by women for personal hygiene, the talc particles may travel through the fallopian tubes and settle in the ovaries. The ovaries may then become hindered by the presence of the talcum powder particles, allowing cancer cells to form. Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, due to the fact that diagnosis is often missed until the cancer has progressed to an advanced stage and/or spread to other areas of the body. Plaintiffs in the ongoing litigation allege that Johnson & Johnson was aware of the concerning link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer for decades but failed to warn of this risk and continued to market and sell these products. We believe Johnson & Johnson needs to be held accountable for this wrong. Our team is hard at work to secure recoveries for our clients diagnosed with ovarian cancer as a result of their exposure to talcum powder.

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