Ovarian Cancer Baby Powder Class Action – Merchant Law Group LLP has launched class action litigation against Johnson & Johnson regarding ovarian cancer caused by baby powder (talc) used by Canadian residents.
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POUR LE SERVICE EN FRANCAIS AU SUJET DE CE RECOURS COLLECTIF POUDRE POUR BÉBÉ / Johnson & Johnson / OVARIAN CANCER BABY POWDER (OU D’AUTRE RECOURS POTENTIEL), S.V.P. REMPLIR LE FORMULAIRE CI-DESSOUS OU CONTACTER NOTRE BUREAU DE MONTREAL: MONTREAL@MERCHANTLAW.COM
Among Canadian women, ovarian cancer is the most serious and fifth most common form of cancer. It is developed by the abnormal or uncontrollable growth of ovarian cells which lead to malignant tumours causing cancer. Most of these cancers effect the epithelial cells covering the lining of the fallopian tube or ovary.
Unfortunately, for many women prolonged use of this common household item “baby powder” has been scientifically linked to an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. Baby powder, otherwise known as talcum powder, is made from talc, which consists mainly of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen.
Baby powder is commonly used to prevent moisture and reduce friction in sensitive areas on both adults and children. Studies have shown that the prolonged use of products containing talcum powder can increase ones risk of developing ovarian cancer, particularly in instances where it is used regularly on a woman’s genital area. Over time, the use of baby powder on a woman’s genital area, whether it be applied to a woman’s underwear, tampons, sanitary napkins, or other like items, is alleged to increase a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer by approximately 33%.
A Missouri trial jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million in damages to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her use of talc based baby powder for several decades. Jurors found the company liable for fraud, negligence and conspiracy, for their failure to warn consumers about the increased risk of cancer by use of their products. It is believed that Johnson & Johnson has known about these risks since the 1980s.
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Merchant Law Group LLP has 10 offices across Canada, and is well-known for pursuing class action lawsuits in Canada including litigation regarding Winners/HomeSense, Cellular Phone Fees, BCE Dividends, GM Gasket Manifolds, Hip Implants, Lead Paint in Toys (and similar consumer products), Maple Leaf, Celebrex/Bextra, Vioxx, Sony, Residential Schools and various other cases. Tony Merchant, Q.C. is known to be one of Canada’s most active litigators with more than 600 reported cases in leading Caselaw Journals, having argued thousands of cases before the Canadian and American Courts, in Trial and Administrative Courts, and the Courts of Appeal of various American and Canadian jurisdictions, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Tony Merchant, Q.C., has a long history in pursuing public policy cases and is a former Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A.)
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