Over 25,000 lawsuits have been filed by adult women who used baby powder on their genitals and developed ovarian cancer. Juries have awarded billions of dollars to victims since 2016.
Need a Texas Baby Powder Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was injured by ovarian cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit in Texas.
UPDATE: J&J Reserves $4 Billion for Baby Powder Lawsuit Settlements
February 2021 — Johnson & Johnson reported that it has set aside $4 billion for 25,000 talcum powder lawsuits. In addition to planning for massive settlements, J&J is also attempting a last-ditch effort to overturn a $2.1 billion jury verdict for 22 women with ovarian cancer by appealing the verdict to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Baby Powder Lawsuits Centralized in MDL
With around 25,000 baby powder lawsuits nationwide, judges have centralized all federal lawsuits involving Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower a Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2738) under U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson in the District New Jersey.
$110 Million Verdict in 5th Baby Powder Trial
May 2017, the 5th baby powder cancer trial in St. Louis, Missouri ended in a $110 million verdict to Louis Slemp, 62, a woman from Virginia who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using baby powder and Shower-to-Shower for 40 years.
Another $200 Million in Baby Powder Jury Verdicts
In October 2016, a jury in St. Louis Circuit Court awarded $70 million to a woman from California who was diagnosed with Stage-4 ovarian cancer in 2012 after using baby powder for 45 years. It was the 3rd case to go to trial in St. Louis. In May, the 2nd trial awarded $55 million to a woman who got ovarian cancer after using baby powder for nearly 40 years. In February, the 1st trial ended in a $72 million jury award to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer after using baby powder for 35 years.
Baby Powder Class Action Filed in Missouri
In May 2014, Courthouse News reported that Johnson & Johnson has been hit with a class action lawsuit on behalf of Missouri residents who purchased baby powder in the last five years. Plaintiffs Denis Mikhlin and Erin Hoffman allege that the company failed to warn about the potential risk of ovarian cancer in women who use baby powder daily in the genital area. Click here to read more.
J&J Baby Powder Class Action Lawsuit Filed in California
A class action lawsuit has been filed by a woman who used baby powder regularly since the 1950s. The plaintiff, Mona Estrada, claims that she expected Johnson’s Baby Powder to be safe. Instead, studies have shown that talcum powder, an ingredient in Johnson’s Baby Powder, can increase a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer by 33% when used on the genitals.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but we are not currently filing a baby powder class action. Class actions have already been filed, but these are not designed to maximize financial compensation for women who developed ovarian cancer. Instead, they are seeking refunds for everyone who bought baby powder without knowing about its risks.
About Class Actions
Class actions make sense when a large group of people have suffered the same type of injury from the same defendant — especially when it would be financially impractical for each person to file a lawsuit alone. Class actions aggregate a large number of claims into one representative action, which helps reduce costs and expedite a resolution for the whole group.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Baby Powder Class Action
Class actions have advantages in certain circumstances, but they can also be problematic for individual plaintiffs with severe injuries. Members might have to accept high attorneys’ fees or a “low-ball” settlement, all without ever having the merits of their individual case presented before a judge and jury.
At The Clark Firm, LLP, our trial attorneys specialize in helping victims of defective products seek financial compensation and justice from negligent manufacturers. We believe companies who fail to warn about safety hazards can potentially be held liable by people who were injured. We always evaluate cases for free. In most circumstances, we also provide representation on contingency-fee.
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