Lawsuits

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Currently more than 1,200 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson for being negligent in failing to warn women of the potential risks of using talcum powder in their genital area, and for not adding a warning label on its talcum-based products.

Johnson & Johnson has lost in each of the three cases that have gone to trial. Juries found Johnson & Johnson liable for ignoring the increased risks of ovarian cancer from use of its talcum-based products. Johnson & Johnson’s internal documents show that the company’s executives were aware of the risks, but they chose to ignore the warnings to preserve the company’s image and to profit from these dangerous products.

Frequently Asked Lawsuit Questions

Do I have a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?

Burns Charest is currently accepting talcum powder injury cases. If you or someone in your family was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and was a regular user of talcum powder for feminine hygiene, then please contact us for a free case evaluation.

How will I know if my cancer was caused by using talcum powder?

If you or a family member was a regular user of talcum powder for feminine hygiene, then talc particles may be found in the user’s ovarian tissues. Talc particles can remain in the body for years, even after the use of talcum powder is discontinued. Tissue samples and pathology reports used to diagnose the cancer may be used to find out if talc fibers were present in the woman’s reproductive system.

Is my case going to be part of a larger class action?

At Burns Charest we do not anticipate filing your case as a class action. Instead, each case will be handled individually. This means that each plaintiff could receive a settlement based on the person’s own injuries and damages.

Who can file a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit?

Women or the family members of women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer and regularly used talcum powder may have grounds for a lawsuit.  The suit must be filed within a certain amount of time.

Will I have to pay any attorney fees?

Burns Charest attorneys only represent talcum powder cancer lawsuits on a contingency basis. There are no legal fees unless we win compensation for your case.