Johnson & Johnson baby powder is found in virtually every household in America. It was first introduced into the U.S. market in 1893. Nearly ever American has used the product at one time or another. Studies have linked Johnson & Johnson baby powder with a 40% increased risk of developing ovarian cancer in women who regularly use the product.
Internal documents introduced at trials show that Johnson & Johnson was aware of the ovarian cancer risk since the 1970's. Johnson & Johnson has not put any type of warning on the baby powder product about the increased risk of ovarian cancer. When a manufacturer of a product learns that their product is dangerous and can cause harm to the user, the manufacturer has a duty to put a warning on that product.
Johnson & Johnson baby powder is currently available on store shelves across America and the packaging contains no such warning.
The people have spoken. Juries in St. Louis have returned verdicts against Johnson & Johnson earlier this year for $72 million and $55 million. Just this week, another St. Louis jury returned a verdict against Johnson & Johnson for $70 million after finding that Johnson & Johnson's negligence led to the Plaintiff's ovarian cancer.
If you or someone you know has used Johnson & Johnson baby powder and has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, do not wait to contact a lawyer. Time limits are in place, and if those time limits run you may be forever prevented from making a claim. The experienced products liability attorneys at The Holton Law Firm are available to evaluate baby powder cases. You can reach us at (901) 523-2222.