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Talc mining company named in ovarian cancer lawsuits

In recent years, some women who used CLO Talc September.jpgtalcum powder as part of their daily routine have developed ovarian cancer. Presently, more than 1000 women and surviving family members have filed suit against Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. In 2016, juries in Missouri ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million and $55 million respectively in cases involving long-time talc users who developed ovarian cancer. 

Studies linking talcum powder use and ovarian cancer

For decades members of the medical and scientific communities have published studies linking talcum powder use and an increased risk of ovarian cancer. While the exact reason for this link is the subject of ongoing research, many believe talc particles enter the vagina and migrate to the ovaries. While some scientists do not believe this connection has been proven conclusively, others believe there is a strong link between talc usage and a heightened ovarian cancer risk.

The Link Between Talcum Powder And Ovarian Cancer: A Timeline

For more than a century, Johnson & Johnson has manufactured and sold talcum powder. This product is sold as Johnson's Baby Powder and is used both by parents of young children and adults. Baby powder is composed primarily of talc. For decades, many studies in the medical community have linked the long-term use of talcum powder and a higher risk of ovarian cancer.

Clifford Law Accepting Victims of Talc and Talc Powder Causing Ovarian Cancer

Despite two multi­-million­-dollar verdicts this year against Johnson & Johnson for its talc products causing ovarian cancer in women who used it for feminine hygiene, the company continues to sell these products without safety warnings.

Court Orders Pella to Answer Class Action Complaint Alleging Defective Windows, Federal Judge Also Denies Pella's Motion to De-Certify Class

In a significant pre-trial ruling (Tuesday, May 10, 2016), a federal district court judge found in favor of plaintiffs in the national class action case against Pella windows for selling defective windows to thousands of customers over a period of years.

Lumber Liquidators Flooring Reportedly has Higher Cancer Risk than Initially Announced

People who bought certain kinds of flooring from Lumber Liquidators "are potentially at a greater risk of cancer than previous thought," according to a warning from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), perhaps as much as three times higher. 

Kenneth Feinberg, Mass Victims Compensation Expert, Hired by Volkswagen to Handle Rigged-Emissions Claims

Kenneth Feinberg, an attorney internationally recognized for working out payments to victims of the BP Gulf oil spill, General Motors ignition switch scandal, the 9/11 victims' compensation fund and other high-profile cases, has been hired by Volkswagen to work in a similar capacity to resolve thousands of lawsuits involving its emissions scandal.

Volkswagen Class Action Litigation Assigned to Federal Judge in Northern California

vw-963805__180.jpgA federal judge in the Northern District of California has been assigned to handle the multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

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