Johnson & Johnson manufactures Shower-to-Shower, a talcum-powder product that has been linked to ovarian cancer. In October 2013, a woman from South Dakota won a lawsuit alleging that J&J failed to warn about the ovarian cancer risk of Shower-to-Shower.
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Shower-to-Shower Lawsuits Centralized in MDL
With over 2,000 talcum powder lawsuits nationwide, judges have centralized all federal lawsuits involving Johnson’s Shower-to-Shower in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2738) under U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson in the District New Jersey.
Over $300 Million Awarded to Ovarian Cancer Victims
In February 2016, a jury in St. Louis, Missouri awarded $72 million to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer after using baby powder for 35 years. In May 2016, another trial in St. Louis ended in a $55 million jury award to a woman with ovarian cancer who used baby powder for nearly 40 years. In October 2016, the third trial ended in a $70 million award to a woman who was diagnosed with Stage-4 ovarian cancer after using baby powder for 45 years. In May 2017, the fifth trial ended in a $110 million award to a 62 year-old woman who used Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products for 40 years.
Shower-to-Shower Lawsuit Filed in Louisiana
In September 2016, a woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using Shower-to-Shower for 10 years has filed a lawsuit (PDF) against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about the risk. Click here to read more.
What is Shower-to-Shower?
Johnson & Johnson manufactures Shower-to-Shower, a feminine hygiene product that is marketed with the slogan, “Just a sprinkle a day helps keep odor away.” The powder contains mostly cornstarch and talc, with some other minerals and fragrance. The absorbent formula helps keep users dry. Talcum is also used in baby powder.
Shower-to-Shower and Ovarian Cancer
Shower to Shower contains talcum, a powdered mineral that contains the carcinogen asbestos in its natural state. Since 1973, consumer products containing talc have been asbestos-free. However, there is growing evidence that asbestos-free talcum powder can cause ovarian cancer. Tissue samples taken from women with ovarian cancer have detected particles of talc. This suggests that it is possible for talcum to travel through the vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes, and into the ovaries when it is applied to the genital area.
J&J Loses Shower-to-Shower Lawsuit in South Dakota
In October 2013, a federal jury in Sioux Falls, South Dakota has found that Johnson & Johnson failed to warn that Shower-to-Shower could lead to the development of ovarian cancer. The plaintiff, Deane Berg, used Shower to Shower for 30 years. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2006. When doctors analyzed tissue from her ovaries, they found talc and concluded that body powder was responsible. The jury did not award damages because they found that Shower-to-Shower was not defective without warnings about ovarian cancer.
What is Ovarian Cancer?
Ovarian cancer is a relatively rare but deadly form of cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 22,000 new cases are diagnosed every year and over 14,000 women will die of ovarian cancer in the United States. The problem is that it rarely produces symptoms in its early stages, which can delay diagnosis until the cancer spreads to the abdomen or pelvis. Once this occurs, ovarian cancer is much more difficult to treat.
Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
- Vaginal bleeding
- Abnormal vaginal discharge
- Frequent bloating
- Pain in the belly or pelvis
- Abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling
- Changes in bowel or bladder habits (constipation, frequent urination, etc.)
- Persistent fatigue
- Low back pain
- Loss of appetite or feeling full
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