A Texas man whose wife allegedly died from ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company.
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What’s the Problem?
December 20, 2016 – Plaintiff Marcus Witherspoon filed the complaint last month in the Lufkin Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Johnson & Johnson, alleging that prolonged exposure to the company’s talcum powder products caused his wife’s ovarian cancer death in November 2014.
The suit alleges that J&J negligently marketed its Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower body powder, failing to provide adequate warnings about the risk of developing ovarian cancer from the products.
Furthermore, the lawsuit claims that studies dating back to the early 1970s have linked talc to cancer, and that numerous groups have advised J&J to place warnings on its products to inform consumers of potential health risks. However, the company has still not added a warning to the labeling of its talcum powder products, according to the lawsuit. Plaintiff claims that the manufacturer intentionally mislead consumers, who have a right to be warned of potential health risks.
Witherspoon is seeking a jury trial, compensatory damages in excess of $75,000, economic and punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney fees, court costs and any other damages the court deems fit. The lawsuit is: Lufkin Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case number 9:16-cv-00195.
Do I Have a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
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