<p>Johnson & Johnson Talc Ovarian Cancer
Legal Woes Go Abroad
Talcum Powder Lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson continue to grow. Now J&J
faces lawsuits in Canada filed by ovarian cancer victims.
North Little Rock, AR, June 07, 2016 -- Johnson & Johnson's legal problems continue
to mount as the pharmaceutical giant defends itself in court against suits all over the
nation. Those lawsuits have now become international-a class action suit has been filed
by Canadian ovarian cancer victims who claim that Johnson & Johnson's talc baby
powder caused their condition.
“I feel like I have been betrayed by an old friend. I trusted the product and was devastated
to learn that it caused my ovarian cancer,” said
Shaeda Farooqi, one of the survivors, “It feels like
being in the deep end of the pool and having someone
let go of my hand.”
The sentiment is shared by many women who have
been shocked to realize that a product marketed for
infant and adult use could have devastating effects
when used frequently for an extended period of time.
Although Johnson & Johnson continues to deny that
there is a connection between its talcum powder and
ovarian cancer, researchers have determined that perineal use of talc over many years
can increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer by 33%.
The Canadian class action lawsuit alleges, in part, that Johnson & Johnson was aware of
the potential side effects and knowingly “failed to disclose these defects and the resulting
risks to the health and life of the plaintiffs.” http://business.financialpost.com/legal-
post/canadian-class-action-claim... Indeed, Johnson & Johnson's failure to warn was the
basis of the verdict in the 2013 federal case, Berg v. Johnson & Johnson, the first major
defeat in the growing judicial war on talc. The jury in South Dakota did not assign money
damages to the plaintiff, but it did find Johnson & Johnson negligent for failing to warn
of the hidden dangers that come from long-t