Baron & Budd Attorney and Shareholder Burton LeBlanc to Speak on Opioid Epidemic at American Association for Justice
BATON ROUGE, La. – November 17, 2017 – The national law firm of Baron & Budd is pleased to...READ MORE
You’ve probably heard about the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer in recent years. Many talcum powder plaintiffs, eager to advise women to discontinue use of this product, have been outspoken on this issue. This issue has also been in the news as juries in several talcum powder lawsuits have returned verdict for plaintiffs against the pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers of these products. Some plaintiffs have even been awarded millions of dollars in damages, sending a clear message that these companies bear a responsibility to advise consumers of the potential side effects of their products.
Because Jonson & Johnson® failed to warn of the risk of ovarian cancer, several women and their families have been awarded significant monetary awards. These lawsuits are important and could potentially change the way baby powder is packaged and labeled. This leads to two important questions:
Because baby powder absorbs moisture and reduces rashes and chafing, it has long been considered essential in many homes. These attributes made it a frequently used substance on babies during diaper changes and by women for hygienic purposes. Here are a few important facts you need to know about talc-based baby powder and its link to ovarian cancer.