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Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer – Impending Class Action

by | Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Wagners Law Firm is continuing with its investigations concerning a class action lawsuit with respect to the link between ovarian cancer and the use of talcum powder manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, and marketed as Baby Powder.

Recent studies have indicated that ovarian cancer could occur from the use of talcum powder in the genital regions. Litigation is already occurring in the United States and Wagners are determining the viability of launching a Canadian class action concerning the use of Baby Powder, which contains talc, now noted to be possibly carcinogenic.

The studies, going as far back as the early 1980s, show an enhanced risk for the development of ovarian cancer from frequent use of talcum powder, such as the baby Powder brand made by Johnson & Johnson. In Canada, talcum powder has been noted to be high in toxicity and also a carcinogen.

This issue is continuing to cause great concern for Canadians who have used J&J Baby Powder for many years, both as a baby product and for female hygiene. Women who have ovarian cancer and used the talcum powder on a regular basis may have a potential claim in a class action lawsuit.

In August 2017, a jury in Los Angeles, California, awarded an amount of nearly $420 million to a receptionist who filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson alleging that she developed ovarian cancer as a result of her use of J&J’s Baby Powder for many decades.

Wagners are monitoring the latest legal matters and researching the situation. If you or a family member reside in Canada and have used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder on a regular basis and have developed ovarian cancer, you may wish to contact our lawyers at Wagners to discuss your situation and register for a class action lawsuit.

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Sam M
Sam M
16:11 19 Jan 18
Dyana was so kind to help me and respond to my query within 24h even though they do not pursue the specific class action I was looking for. She sent me few links by email. Thank you Dyana.
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linda frausell
01:21 16 May 17
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16:29 03 May 17
Ray Wagner and his legal team have been representing my niece and I for many years. They have been honest and quick to respond to all our needs in a professional manner. I highly recommend Wagners Law Firm and appreciate their caring approach.Thanks
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Missy Day
12:03 06 Oct 16
I can't speak highly enough about the lawyers at Wagners who represented me for injuries from not one but two motor vehicle accidents. They were very professional and approachable. I was kept informed of all steps in the process and all of my inquiries were responded to and dealt with very quickly. The lawyers are knowledgeable and showed great empathy for what I was going through. I would recommend this firm to anyone!
Nicholas Gordon
Nicholas Gordon
11:30 06 Oct 16
I contacted Wagners about a motor vehicle accident.I was able to speak with someone right away. The staff were very pleasant and helpful.I received a response about pursuing a case the next day.I would highly recommend this firm.
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