Baby Powder Cancer Lawsuit Filed in Texas

Texas lawyer for women with ovarian cancer from baby powder with talc.January 19, 2017 — A lawsuit has been filed by a man from Texas who blames baby powder for causing his wife’s death from ovarian cancer.

The lawsuit (PDF) was filed by Marcus Witherspoon on behalf of his wife, Mary Ann, who was born in 1951 and was a resident of Polk County.

According to the complaint, Ms. Witherspoon used talcum powder products for “nearly her entire adult life,” including Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower.

She started using the products as a young woman in the 1970s, and continued applying them “to her perineal area on a daily basis for the rest of her life, exactly as instructed and advertised by [J&J].”

Ms. Witherspoon was diagnosed with stage-4 ovarian cancer in June 2014, and died about 5 months later as a result of a bloodstream infection she developed during chemotherapy. She was 63 years old.

Her lawyers accuse Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn about the risk of ovarian cancer, ignoring decades of evidence and recommendations from health experts, in an effort to protect sales.

J&J denies any link between asbestos-free talcum powder products and cancer, but juries are not convinced. Three trials in St. Louis, Missouri last year ended in over $200 million awarded to three women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder.

The lawsuit was filed on November 22, 2016 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (Lufkin Division) — In RE: Marcus Witherspoon, et al. vs. Johnson & JohnsonCase No. 9:16-cv-00195.

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