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Massive $110 Million Verdict for Talc Powder Plaintiff

Like many other women, Lois Slemp routinely used talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes. The Virginia resident had used Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder for four decades, and then she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Her cancer was initially discovered in 2012. After going into remission, she suffered a recurrence... Read more »

Claimant Seeks Class Action Status for Talc Lawsuit

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A plaintiff who recently filed a talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson involving their talc-based products has also laid grounds for the possibility of a class action to be formed. The plaintiff in this case states that the hundreds and possibly thousands of women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer as... Read more »

Talcum Powder Blamed for Deaths in Recent Lawsuit

Defendants Johnson & Johnson allegedly ignored the link between long-term talc powder use and ovarian cancer, claims a new joint lawsuit filed by 10 plaintiffs. The plaintiffs include six families of women who lost their lives to ovarian cancer that was allegedly caused by the long-term use of talc for... Read more »

Couple Files Mesothelioma Lawsuit Against Colgate, Pfizer

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A Wisconsin couple has filed a lawsuit against the Colgate-Palmolive Company, Pfizer and a number of affiliates, claiming asbestos in some of the companies’ talc products caused the husband to develop mesothelioma. From approximately 1967 through the 1970’s, Steven P. Schultz’s mother used the asbestos-containing Cashmere Bouquet Talcum Powder products... Read more »

January Status Conference Set for NJ Talc MCL

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A January status conference has been scheduled to discuss the next steps in the talcum powder lawsuits currently pending in New Jersey state court. Judges Julio L. Mendez and Nelson C. Johnson of Atlantic County are expected to review the organizational structure of the multicounty litigation and provide status updates... Read more »