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Posts Tagged ‘feminine hygiene’

Johnson & Johnson faces 15 new talcum powder lawsuits filed by women diagnosed with ovarian cancer

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

In recent weeks, 15 new talcum powder lawsuits have been filed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, and Texas. The lawsuits were filed on behalf of women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using products containing talc that were manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, including Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. (more…)

Judge sets February 2017 trial date for Missouri talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit

Monday, July 11th, 2016

A lawsuit filed against Johnson & Johnson over the link between the company’s talcum powder products and an increased risk of ovarian cancer is scheduled to go to trial in February 2017, a Missouri judge has ruled. The lawsuit – which involves the cases of six women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after years of using Johnson & Johnson baby powder products for feminine hygiene – is scheduled to go to trial on February 21, 2017 in a St. Louis, Missouri court. (more…)

African American women who use talcum powder may face increased ovarian cancer risk, study finds

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

A new study has found that African American women who use talcum powder products for feminine hygiene may face an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer compared to women of other ethnic backgrounds. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, compared the use of talcum powder among women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, including African American women, to those who had not been diagnosed with the disease. (more…)

Study finds additional evidence of link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

A 2013 study of more than 8,000 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer confirmed the link between such cancer and the prolonged use of talcum baby powder for feminine hygiene purposes.  The study, published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research in 2013, was in part a pooled analysis of eight prior population-based control studies.  The study examined 8,525 cases of ovarian cancer and compared them to nearly 10,000 women who had never been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  (more…)

Talcum baby powder for feminine hygiene linked with ovarian cancer risk, study confirms

Monday, March 7th, 2016

A recent 2016 study has provided further evidence of an association between the use of baby powder for feminine hygiene purposes and the development and ovarian cancer.  The study demonstrated that the risk of ovarian cancer was one-third higher among women who regularly powdered their genitals with talcum powder than those who did not. (more…)

Ovarian cancer survivor Deane Berg, who blew the whistle on Johnson & Johnson’s failure to warn women of the link between baby powder and cancer, tells her story

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

In a powerful New York Post article, ovarian cancer survivor Deane Berg told her story of how she blew the whistle on Johnson & Johnson’s failure to warn women of the link between baby powder and cancer. Her interview came just days after a Missouri jury awarded $72 million to the family of another woman, Jacqueline Fox, who died from ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for feminine hygiene for many years. The jury found that there was a causal link between the talc contained in the baby powder used by Fox and her ovarian cancer. The jury further concluded that Johnson & Johnson had known for years about the link between talc and ovarian cancer but has failed to warn its customers of the risks. (more…)

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $72 million for fatal ovarian cancer linked to baby powder

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $72 million to the family of an Alabama woman who died from ovarian cancer after years of using talcum powder products sold by the company. The lawsuit filed by Jacqueline Fox alleged that Johnson & Johnson failed to warn consumers about the cancer risks of the company’s baby powder products despite the fact that they had known about these risks for 30 years. (more…)