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J&J Shower-to-Shower Lawsuit

J&J Shower-to-Shower Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson’s Shower-to-Shower is a feminine hygiene powder that contains talcum powder. Several recent studies and lawsuits allege that talcum applied to the genital area can increase a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Johnson & Johnson Shower-to-Shower induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Shower-to-Shower Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

With over 2,000 talcum powder lawsuits nationwide, judges have centralized all federal lawsuits involving Shower-to-Shower a Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2738) under U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson in the District New Jersey.

Juries Award $200 Million to Ovarian Cancer Victims

In February 2016, a jury in St. Louis, Missouri awarded $72 million to the family of a woman from Alabama who died of ovarian cancer after using baby powder for 35 years. In May 2016, $55 million was awarded to a woman from South Dakota who got ovarian cancer after using baby powder for almost 40 years. In October 2016, the 3rd trial in St. Louis awarded $70 million to a woman from California who used baby powder for 45 years and was diagnosed with Stage-4 ovarian cancer in 2012.

What is Shower-to-Shower?

Shower-to-Shower is marketed as an after-shower body powder with the slogan, “Just a sprinkle a day helps keep odor away.” The powder primarily consists of cornstarch and talcum powder, which help absorb moisture. It has been sold for decades by Johnson & Johnson.

Talcum Powder and Asbestos

Talcum powder, an ingredient in Shower-to-Shower, is a powdered mineral that is commonly found in cosmetics, baby powder, feminine hygiene products, and more. In its natural state, talcum contains asbestos, a known human carcinogen. However, since 1973, federal law has prohibited asbestos in consumer products containing talc.

What is the problem?

The problem is that a number of recent studies have linked asbestos-free talcum powder products to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Tissue samples from women with ovarian cancer have also detected talc fibers in the ovary, suggesting that talcum can move through the vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes, and into the ovaries.

J&J Loses Shower-to-Shower Lawsuit in South Dakota

In October 2013, J&J lost a trial involving Deane Berg, a 56 year-old woman from South Dakota who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2006 after using Shower-to-Shower for 30 years. The jury in Sioux Falls did not award damages, but agreed that the company failed to warn about the risk of ovarian cancer. By February 2016, over 1,200 lawsuits had been filed.

Shower-to-Shower Lawsuit Filed in Louisiana

In September 2016, a woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using Shower-to-Shower for 10 years has filed a lawsuit (PDF) against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about the risk. Click here to read more.

Ovarian Cancer Information

The American Cancer Society estimates that 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year, and over 14,000 will die from the disease. Although ovarian cancer is rare, it is one of the deadliest cancers because symptoms are mild and vague, which tends to delay diagnosis until it is difficult or impossible to cure.

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Frequent bloating
  • Pain in the belly or pelvis
  • Abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling
  • Changes in bowel or bladder habits (constipation, frequent urination, etc.)
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Low back pain
  • Loss of appetite or feeling full

Do I have a J&J Shower-to-Shower Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Johnson & Johnson Shower-to-Shower induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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