Talcum Powder News - Ovarian Cancer

Below are some of our news stories explaining the potential dangers of talcum powder, and especially the connection to ovarian cancer. To learn more about the types of injuries that have been linked to this product, and the legal claims that have been filed, click Talcum Powder.

  • Johnson & Johnson’s “Bad Faith” Bankruptcy Attempts to Circumvent Jury Trial in Talc Cases

    Lawyers connected to the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) talcum-based baby powder lawsuits are calling the company’s filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy a “masquerade,” according to Law360. Attorneys are criticizing J&J for its transparent attempt to shield itself from liability claims. The move has several potential consequences for plaintiffs in these lawsuits, including a delay in litigation.

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  • Johnson & Johnson Talc Lawsuits Move to New Jersey

    U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Craig Whitley in Charlotte, North Carolina ordered that tens of thousands of lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson be moved to New Jersey, according to a November 10, 2021 report from Reuters. Judge Whitley explained that his decision hinged on two factors: the fact that Johnson & Johnson is headquartered in New Jersey and the fact that a substantial amount of the country’s talc litigation is happening there.

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  • How the J & J Bankruptcy Could Affect Talc Cancer Lawsuits

    Plaintiffs in talc cancer lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson have had a white-knuckle time of it after hearing the company’s plans to file bankruptcy. If you are among the worriers, you should know that your legal action remains alive and well. However, J&J’s maneuverings could change some aspects of how your case is handled.

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  • Johnson & Johnson to Pay Over $100 Million for Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits

    After four years of litigation between plaintiffs and Johnson & Johnson, the multinational corporation agreed to the first set of major settlements. The agreement to pay $100 million will resolve more than 1,000 lawsuits in which plaintiffs allege that the talc in Johnson & Johnson’s signature baby powder causes cancer, according to a Bloomberg report.  This settlement marks the first to come from almost 20,000 lawsuits.

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  • Johnson & Johnson Pulls Talc Baby Powder form U.S. Market

    Since the early 1900’s Johnson & Johnson has proudly advertised its Johnson’s Baby Powder as “Best for the Baby—Best for You.” Although the massive, multinational company continues to stand by this message, it has finally conceded to others who disagree by discontinuing sales of its talc-based baby powder in North America.

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  • Coronavirus Disrupts Dockets in Talc Lawsuits

    The coronavirus outbreak has touched virtually every aspect of our lives, including our court system. On March 18, a New Jersey state court declared it was delaying proceedings in a case against American International Industries, the parent company for talc-product manufacturer Clubman.

    In the lawsuit, two hairdressers, Margaret Lashley and Dwayne Johnson, seek justice for their exposure to asbestos in Clubman brand’s cosmetic talc products they used in a barbershop. The plaintiffs claim that this exposure caused their fatal cancer.

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