Talc, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Mihalich: A case in the United States District Court, S.D. Illinois, ruled on a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim and alternative motion to strike.
The Talc, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Mihalich case is about a woman that allegedly developed ovarian cancer from her use of the baby powder products that may contain asbestos and other carcinogenic chemicals.
A brief summary of the Talc, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Mihalich includes:
- On May 23, 2014, plaintiff Barbara Mihalich filed a putative class action on behalf of herself and a class of other similarly situated purchasers of Johnson’s® Baby Powder alleging that defendants Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. (hereinafter “Johnson”) failed to warn consumers of the risks associated with the use of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder for feminine hygiene purposes in the female perineum.
- Specifically, Plaintiff alleges that women face an increased risk of ovarian cancer due to prolonged use of talc based products, like Johnson’s® Baby Powder, in the genital area.She goes on to allege that defendants were aware of the risks associated with such use of Johnson’s® Baby Powder in the female genital region, and the increased risk of ovarian cancer as a result of continued use of the product.
- Plaintiff supports these allegations by citing to various national studies dating back to the 1960s, many of which plaintiff claims defendants were aware of for many years.
- The Court ruled: Motion to dismiss is granted with leave to amend
- For more on the Talc, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Mihalich case, please follow this link: Talc, Johnson & Johnson, Ovarian Cancer & Mihalich – December 28, 2015.
For information on other cases involving asbestos and talcum powder products (baby powder, shower to shower…), please see the recent verdict for an Alabama woman that was awarded millions based on her use of these baby powder products –
- Asbestos and Talcum Powder St. Louis Missouri
- Johnson and Johnson to pay $55 million for Baby powder and ovarian cancer
The American Cancer Society references talcum powder and its relationship with asbestos – See this link: Talcum powder and asbestos
For more on asbestos exposure and the potential problems associated with asbestos exposure (e.g., asbestosis, cancer, lung cancer, mesothelioma…), please follow this link: AML