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Talcum Powder Lawsuit Update

There have been significant developments in the Talcum Powder Lawsuit spectrum.  Most notably the reversal of two large jury decisions one from California and the other from Missouri. In one instance a jury in St. Louis, Missouri awarded Mrs. Jacqueline Fox $72 million for the development of ovarian cancer which led to Mrs. Fox’s death four months before trial.  In the Fox case, the Missouri Court of Appeals reversed and vacated the jury’s decision based on the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, 137 S. Ct 1773 (2017). The case was dismissed not on the merits of the facts and the science but on whether a non-resident plaintiff (Mrs. Fox) could access a Missouri court based the defendant, Johnson & Johnson’s ties to Missouri.

In the California case, Eva Echeverria was awarded $417 million for the development of ovarian cancer that she alleged was caused by her daily use over 50 years of Johnson & Johnson baby powder.  The trial judge Maren Nelson reversed the jury’s decision based on concerns over the evidence, causation and juror misconduct.

Obviously, the reversal of two talcum powder lawsuits that resulted in substantial monetary awards is a set back for women who developed ovarian cancer and attribute their cancer to use of products such as J & J Baby Powder.

Talcum Powder Lawsuit & The Link to Ovarian Cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies talc that contains asbestos as carcinogenic to humans. In addition, a number of medical studies from as early as 1977 to 2016 show that talc particulates can and do migrate.  The migration of the talc particulates often evokes an inflammatory response.  Medical studies postulate that inflammation is an element in tumor development.  In a recent study that examined serum levels of inflammation and the risk of ovarian cancer found that increased ovarian cancer risk was associated with elevated levels of inflammation makers.

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Talcum Powder Lawsuit News – Baby Powder – Ovarian Cancer

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Talcum Powder Lawsuit News


Talcum Powder Lawsuit filed by two women were dismissed.  The two women blamed Johnson & Johnson talcum powder for their ovarian cancer.  New Jersey State Court Judge Nelson Johnson ruled that the women could not produce sufficient scientific evidence that talc causes ovarian cancer.

The plaintiffs, Brandi Carl and Diana Balderrama alleged that their use of taclum poweder in Johnson & Johnson’ Baby Powder led to the development of ovarian cancer.

In these talcum powder lawsuits, baby powder lawsuits,  Johnson & Johnson filed a motion for summary judgment seeking dismissal of the two cases.  J & J argued that the plaintiffs’ experts were unable to link talcum powder use to ovarian cancer. Judge Johnson agreed ruling that the experts testimony suffered from multiple deficiencies.

The two cases were set for trial in October, 2016.  Presently, there are over two hundred cases filed in New Jersey state court and the ruling will impact those two hundred cases.

Previously, Johnson & Johnson lost two trials in St. Louis where one jury awarded $72 million in damages and another jury awarded $52 milion.

The ruling will be scrutinized by attorneys for both sides.

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The James Esparza Law Group is focused solely on representing individuals and families that have been harmed by defective products. If you or a loved one has be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and regularly used  baby powder we can help. We have helped thousands. We can help you too. Call 1-800-745-4050.