Lexington Talc Powder Lawsuit Attorney

James Vaught Law Office, PLLC Can Help You Seek Justice

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with cancer, such as ovarian cancer, due to the use of a Johnson & Johnson product containing talc (also known as talcum powder, Shower to Shower or baby powder)? This product has now been linked to ovarian cancer in women consumers and Johnson & Johnson has recently been held liable for millions of dollars in damages for those affected.

James Vaught Law Office, PLLC is now investigating possible dangerous product claims resulting from talc-containing products manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, such as Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. Mr. Vaught is dedicated to pursuing justice for women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, epithelial cancer and endometrial cancer after using Baby Powder or Shower to Shower. Attorney James Vaught is ready to assess your claim and, if necessary, start taking aggressive steps to hold the responsible parties accountable.

Want to learn more about your legal options during this troubling time? Call the firm at (859) 755-4409 today for a free consultation.

Johnson & Johnson’s Liability

According to internal Johnson & Johnson documents, the company knew about the dangers talc powder posed to women consumers for years. Talc was a primary ingredient of Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. According to one medical consultant's memo to the company, the consultant claimed anyone that downplayed the correlation between hygienic talc and ovarian cancer is "denying the obvious in the face of all evidence to the contrary." That memo was submitted in 1997.

Regardless of the memo, Johnson & Johnson continued to manufacture baby powder and Shower to Shower, both of which contain talc. There are no warnings about the risk of ovarian cancer due to talc on the baby powder products or on the Shower to Shower products. Also, medical research by a Harvard epidemiologist conducted in the early 1980’s concluded that the use of talc can lead to ovarian cancer. The results of the research were provided to Johnson & Johnson, but no consumer warnings regarding ovarian cancer and talc appear on the products, Baby Powder or Shower to Shower.

Two large jury verdicts have been returned in Missouri against Johnson & Johnson related to the use of Johnson & Johnson products that contain talc and cancer:

  • In May 2016, a jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay one affected woman $55 million for her injuries, including cancer. That recovery includes both damages and punitive damages.
  • In February 2016, a jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay the family of a deceased woman who died of ovarian cancer $72 million. The victim had used both baby powder and other Johnson & Johnson products that contain Talc for many years.

What can be done now?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using Baby Powder and/or Shower to Shower, then James Vaught Law Office, PLLC is ready to hear from you. Attorney Vaught is happy to speak with you to discuss your potential case and to pursue justice for you if you have been injured by products containing talc. Justice can still be served. Contact the firm to speak a Lexington talc lawsuit lawyer today.