February 8, 2017 · FLEMING | NOLEN | JEZ, L.L.P.
Many people use the clay mineral talc as an absorbent product—it keeps things dry. One of the most common talc-based products is talcum powder, commonly used in baby powder and various cosmetics. Before the 1970s, people were unaware of the link between asbestos and cancer. The talc mined for talcum powder during this time was therefore not separated from any…
May 10, 2016 · FLEMING | NOLEN | JEZ, L.L.P.
Johnson & Johnson suffered their second straight trial loss regarding their talc-containing products and the link to possible ovarian cancer. According to the lawsuit, Gloria Ristesund developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder products — J&J’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Powder — for decades. According to the lawsuit, she had to have a hysterectomy after the ovarian cancer…