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TALCUM AND BABY POWDER POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:

Talcum & Baby Powder
Linked to Cancer

• OVARIAN CANCER
• FALLOPIAN TUBE CANCER
• OTHER SERIOUS INJURIES

Johnson & Johnson® Powder Lawsuit Help For Women & Victims Nationwide

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YOU OR A LOVED ONE MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A SETTLEMENT

Thousands of women have filed lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson® and other manufactures of talcum powder.

If you or a loved one were exposed to industrial talc or used cosmetic talcum powder and got diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you may be entitled to compensation.

$4.7
BILLION
SETTLEMENT
REACHED

FOR 22 WOMEN
(JULY 2018)

The Risks

Talcum powder itself comes from the mineral Talc, which is composed of magnesium and oxygen. However, many forms of talc from various suppliers and companies have been found to contain asbestos, a highly toxic material that has been strongly linked to cancer development.

One of the largest producers of talc, Johnson & Johnson®, had conducted a study on their own talc mine, only to find that two types of asbestos fibers were clearly present in the talc mine. Due to this blatant contamination, some consumers may be exposed to asbestos without even knowing it.

As of May 2020, Johnson & Johnson® will stop all sales of their talcum powder in the United States and Canada.  Additionally, one of the world's largest talc mining companies, Imerys®, forfeited their North American business in order to settle over 14,000 cancer lawsuits linked to asbestos-contaminated talc extracted from their mines. The funds from the sale of Imerys® assets will go directly towards compensating victims of talcum powder.

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JOANNE ANDERSON V. JOHNSON & JOHNSON® –
$25.7 MILLION VERDICT (MAY 2018)

STEPHEN LANZO V. JOHNSON & JOHNSON® –
$117 MILLION VERDICT (APRIL 2018)

LOIS SLEMP V. JOHNSON & JOHNSON® –
$110 MILLION VERDICT (MAY 2018)

DEBORAH GIANNECCHINI V. JOHNSON & JOHNSON® –
$70 MILLION VERDICT (OCTOBER 2016)

Talcum Powder News

May 2020

Imerys®, one of the world's largest talc miners and a supplier to Johnson & Johnson®, announced the bankruptcy of their North American units. The sale from the bankruptcy funds will go directly to compensating more than 14,000 victims of their asbestos-contaminated talc.

May 2020

Johnson & Johnson® announces that they will stop all sales of their talc-based products such as talcum and baby powder in the United States or Canada due to numerous claims alleging that their product contains asbestos.

October 2019

For the first time ever, Johnson & Johnson® recalls over 33,000 bottles of their baby powder after the FDA found cancer-causing asbestos in samples of the product.

May 2018

A California court awarded Joanne Anderson $25.7 million in her claim against Johnson & Johnson® after the court found that her use of Johnson & Johnson® brand talcum powder led to her mesothelioma development.

September 2016

At least 1,800 individual claims were filed against Johnson & Johnson® in St. Louis by consumers over talcum powder products that were contaminated with asbestos.

May 2016

An independent study found that the propensity to develop ovarian cancer increased by nearly 33% when talcum powder is applied to the genitals. The study also found that the risk increases when talc-based products are used for an extended period of time.

1996

Some of the largest talc suppliers in the world begin to place "toxicity" warnings on their shipments of talc to manufacturers.

1992

The Federal National Toxicology Program releases a report where they found "clear evidence of carcinogenic activity" when talc was used in an animal study.

1975

 An internal Johnson & Johnson memo states that the company is aware of the link between talc use and ovarian cancer.

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