A 94-year-old woman who claims she got ovarian cancer after using talc products made by Johnson & Johnson has filed a products liability lawsuit in the Southern District of California.
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What’s the Problem?
February 14, 2017 – According to the lawsuit, Plaintiff Frances Escobedo used Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products on her genital area nearly every day of her life. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2013 and is blaming J&J for failing to adequately warn about the potential risk for the disease.
In fact, since the company failed to disclose the dangers associated with Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower, she continued to use these products even after her cancer diagnosis, according to the lawsuit.
Escobedo is hardly alone in her claims. There are currently more than 2,000 talcum powder lawsuits pending against J&J in St. Louis state court, as well as dozens that have been centralized as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL No. 2738) in New Jersey.
All of these lawsuits contain similar allegations that J&J knew or should have known since as early as 1971 that talcum powder can increase the risk of ovarian cancer when applied to the genital area. However, instead of warning about this risk, plaintiffs claims there is evidence the company actually took steps to hide this information from the public and continued to market its talc products to women for “personal freshness” through perineal application.
What differentiates Escobedo’s lawsuit from many of the others is the length of time she used talc for feminine hygiene.
According to the complaint, “When Plaintiff was an infant, her mother applied Shower to Shower, and J&J Baby Powder to Plaintiff. As she grew up, and throughout her life, Plaintiff continued to use the Products daily. Plaintiff continued to use the Products following her initial diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2013. There was never any indication, on the Products, packaging or otherwise, that this normal use could and would cause Plaintiff to have developed or to develop ovarian cancer.”
The lawsuit was filed on February 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.
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