The war is not over, but a battle has been won! When it comes to Johnson & Johnsons Baby Powder, the corruption, colluding, and questionable one sided “scientific articles” released are almost comparable to that of Monsanto. General Counsel Michael Ullman who has been working in house with J&J since the late 80’s has helped this company time and time again get away with literal murder. But this week he and his legal department have to swallow the big one when figuring out how to cash out $417 million while also fending off the 5000 similar suits across the country!
Johnson & Johnson has now lost many baby powder cancer cases for failing to warn consumers of the risk of cancer from their talc products.
The earliest research on the correlation between talcum powder and ovarian cancer dates to 1971, when scientists in Wales discovered particles of talc embedded in ovarian and cervical tumors. This was the first instance in which medical professionals realized women were at risk when using the powder on their genitals, sanitary pads, diaphragms, and in condoms. Despite the original findings and subsequent studies that have supported the original research, talc mining companies and Johnson & Johnson continue to argue against the connection citing insufficient evidence. The company has also managed to keep its product on the market without a warning for nearly half a century after the original discovery.
Johnson & Johnsons category manager, Lorena Telofski and Luzenac America’s Shripal Sharma, were owned by the mining giant Rio Tinto for over 20 years, and is now the forerunner of co-defendant Imerys Talc America. In addition, the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA, now known as Personal Care Products Council or PCPC), an industry lobbying group, were able to shut down serious regulator concerns through intensive lobbying efforts. PCPC is an entity largely funded by industry. Their broadly defined mission is to influence public opinion on a national scale, and promote the purported safety of talc to both consumers and regulatory authorities, despite the ample scientific evidence linking the use of talc to ovarian cancer.
The first talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit was won against Johnson & Johnson in federal court in 2013. Since then, many women have pursued and continue to pursue talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits against the many manufacturers who produce it...specifically Johnson & Johnson. The most recent win was a Victory where Johnson and Johnson were handed a $417 million-dollar verdict by a California Judge!
We are winning these battles, and before we know it we will have won the War! Don't stop fighting against the corruption!
If you or a loved one has suffered or died as a result of long term talc use, contact our offices today at Info@MyPirl.com!