Motion Filed to Consolidate Federal Talcum Powder Lawsuits

A motion was recently filed to consolidate a number of federal lawsuits alleging harm and injury arising from the use of Johnson and Johnson baby powder. The lawsuits were filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict litigation, suggesting that such lawsuits be consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

To date, a number of lawsuits have been filed against Johnson and Johnson in various federal jurisdictions concerning the use of talcum powder, otherwise known as baby powder.  In the lawsuits, plaintiffs have alleged that Johnson and Johnson for years knew about the dangers of talcum powder when used by women in their genital area; namely, that the talc particles could enter a woman’s vagina and fallopian tubes, and subsequently cause ovarian cancer.

Earlier this year Johnson and Johnson lost two significant lawsuits concerning baby powder claims.  In February, it lost a $72 million verdict on behalf of a woman who died from ovarian cancer, and in May it lost a $55 million verdict to a woman who had used Johnson and Johnson’s baby powder product for decades.

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If you are a woman and have contracted ovarian cancer and used Johnson and Johnson baby powder, please contact us immediately.  It is important to protect your rights, as there are important deadlines in which a claim must be made under law; otherwise the claim will be lost.

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