Talc Powder Cancer Settlements


Talc Powder Settlements & Verdicts

Some of the early case settlements for victims diagnosed with Ovarian cancer and Mesothelioma have been for large amounts.  

Throughout the United States a growing number of claims continue to be filed by women and families of talc exposure.

Johnson & Johnson has indicated that it intends to continue defending cases by trial and the manufacturer is refusing to negotiate fair and reasonable talc baby powder settlements for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

 There are more than 1,200 lawsuits pending in state and federal courts by women who claim that they developed Ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower and other talcum powder products. 

Talc Powder Mesothelioma Settlements

Recent Talc Powder Lawsuits Filed

$29 Million: (March 2019), a jury in California found in favor of Teresa Leavitt against Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products for causing her Mesothelioma cancer. She used Johnson & Johnson talc products for more than 30 years.

$4.7 Billion:(July 2018), compensatory and punitive damages were awarded to 22 Missouri women in July 2018. The women accused Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn them about cancer risks associated with using their talc body powders. All of the women in the case were diagnosed with Ovarian cancer.

$117 Million:(April 2018), Stephen Lanzo v. Johnson & Johnson - New Jersey jury awarded $117 million to Stephan Lanzo and his wife: $37 million in compensatory damages and $80 million in punitive damages. Mr. Lanzo claimed that he contracted Mesothelioma cancer after more than 30 years of using Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower products.

$110 Million:(July 2018), Lois Slemp v. Johnson & Johnson – St. Louis jury awarded $110 million a Virginia woman, Lois Slemp (62). Ms. Slemp claimed that her regular use of Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products over a 40-year span caused her to develop Ovarian cancer.

$72 Million:(February 2016), Jackie Fox Wrongful Death - St. Louis jury awarded $72 million to the family of Jackie Fox, who died of ovarian cancer in 2014.  Court documents show that she used baby powder and feminine hygiene product for several decades.

$70 Million:(July 2018), Deborah Giannecchini v. Johnson & Johnson - St. Louis jury awarded $70 million to Deborah Giannecchini of Modesto, CA. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 after many years of using Johnson’s Baby Powder products.

 $55 Million: (May 2016), Gloria Ristesund v. Johnson & Johnson - St. Louis, Missouri jury awarded $55 million to Gloria Ristesund, who used Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder on her pelvic area for over 35 years before she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2011. 

Talcum Powder Lawsuit News Articles

 Reuters, After $195 million in talc verdicts, J&J strives to change court https://www.reuters.com/article/us-johnson-johnson-cancer-lawsuit-analys-idUSKBN13114F

Seattle Times, Nearly $4.7 billion awarded in baby powder lawsuit https://www.seattletimes.com/business/apxcorrection-talc-powder-cancer-lawsuit-story/

AP – Missouri jury awards $72M in Johnson & Johnson cancer suit 


USA Today, Studies mixed on link between talcum powder, ovarian cancer http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2016/05/03/johnson-johnson-baby-powder-talc-ovarian-cancer-case-55-million/83865636/

American Cancer Society, Talcum Powder and Cancer, http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/athome/talcum-powder-and-cancer

New York Times, $417 Million Awarded in Suit Tying Johnson’s Baby Powder to Cancer https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/22/health/417-million-awarded-in-suit-tying-johnsons-baby-powder-to-cancer.html

Fortune, Johnson & Johnson Hopes to Reverse Baby Powder Lawsuits http://fortune.com/2016/11/07/jj-talcum-powder-lawsuits/

Huffington Post, The Talcum Powder Lawsuit – The Truth, The Lies, and The Cancer Victims https://www.huffingtonpost.com/toby-nwazor/the-talcum-powder-lawsuit_1_b_10609474.html

Who Can File a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?

Since 1999, the American Cancer Society has maintained that using talc-containing products can lead to developing cancer and serious illness. If you developed cancer after using a talcum powder product, you may have the right to seek compensation. 

Ovarian Talc Powder Lawsuit Criteria

· You were diagnosed with Ovarian cancer and used talcum powder for longer than 4 years.

· Used talcum powder manufactured after 1982.

· If your loved one passed away, then “Ovarian cancer” must be listed on the Death Certificate.

· Have been diagnosed with Ovarian cancer or fallopian tube cancer.

· Received an Ovarian cancer diagnosis by age 65.

· Have access to Ovarian tissue samples or pathology slides. (Records are usually kept for 10 years)

· Tested as BRCA negative. A negative BRCA test means that it is likely that talcum powder use caused your cancer.


If you or a loved one meets these criteria, you may be entitled to compensation from Johnson & Johnson through a product liability lawsuit.

The best way to find out if you qualify for a claim is to call 888-267.1137. We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We can tell you right over the phone if you have a claim and can connect you to experienced legal help.

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We have experienced lawyers that will hold Talc manufacturers responsible for failing to warn consumers about the link between talc powder and cancer.

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation case review. We can provide you with a 100% free case evaluation where we can examine the details of your case and determine which legal strategies can best protect your future.

If you think you have a case, now is the time to reach out to a legal representative. If you believe that a manufacturer negligently failed to warn you, we can help you now.


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