$55 Million Talcum Verdict

Gloria Ristesund used the Johnson & Johnson talc-based powder products, including Baby Powder, on her genitals as a part of her hygienic routine for decades. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after undergoing hysterectomy and other related surgeries, something she believed to be related to her use of talc-based products. Her cancer is currently in remission.

Ovarian cancer is the eighth most common […]

Talcum Powder and Its Truth

Talcum powder is back in the news following a May 2 verdict against Johnson & Johnson, in which it was ordered to pay $55 million to a woman who contracted ovarian cancer after years of her using Johnson’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene.

This verdict comes on the heels of a $72 million verdict this past […]

Johnson & Johnson on Shaky Ground

Thousands of women with ovarian cancer have filed lawsuits against baby powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson, claiming that its main ingredient, talc, is carcinogenic and that prolonged use of baby powder caused their disease.

Johnson & Johnson has lost several of these lawsuits, and, in some cases, has been forced to make two enormous jury awards […]

Pivotal Talcum Powder Case

Plaintiff Gloria Ristesund’s lawsuit could help predict whether the historic verdict reached in February was a fluke or the start of a trend. Roughly 1000 similar cases are pending in Missouri, with another 200 in New Jersey, and with J&J claiming roughly 19 percent of the nearly $18.8 billion baby powder market in the United […]