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Jury grants woman $70 million in talcum powder case

A California woman was recently awarded damages of $70 million in her lawsuit against talcum powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. The jury found that the company acted negligently by not warning women that using talc in intimate areas could lead to ovarian cancer.

However, she can't start spending her windfall, as the company's spokesperson announced they would appeal the verdict, stating, "We deeply sympathize with the women and families impacted by ovarian cancer. We will appeal . . . because we are guided by the science, which supports the safety of Johnson's Baby Powder."

The plaintiff, a Modesto resident, got diagnosed in 2012 and claimed she was exposed from her decades of use of the popular product.

There have been about 2,000 similar suits filed here in the United States, with plaintiff attorneys still reviewing thousands more cases to potentially be filed.

Research has been unable to establish a definitive link between use of the product in the genital area and the onset of ovarian cancer. In fact, talc is still considered relatively harmless by most health groups.

Attorneys for plaintiffs demur, citing other studies which show an enhanced risk of 40 percent for those women who regularly dust their intimate areas with the white powder.

One attorney accuses Johnson & Johnson of targeting their marketing campaigns for talcum powder to attract minorities and overweight females, who already are at higher risk of being diagnosed with the often-fatal cancer.

Could your ovarian cancer be linked to talcum powder usage? While it's impossible to say for certain, it certainly bears further investigation in order to pursue compensation.

Source: Daily Mail, "Cancer patient who developed disease after using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder wins $70million payout from the company," Darren Boyle, Oct. 28, 2016

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