How Much May Talcum Powder Settlements Provide for Women With Ovarian Cancer?


The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are pursing talcum powder cancer settlements for women nationwide who developed ovarian cancer following use of Johnson’s Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower powder for feminine hygiene purposes.

Johnson & Johnson has known for years about the talcum powder ovarian cancer risk, yet failed to adequately warn women that use of the powder around the genitals or in the underwear may cause ovarian cancer.

While the manufacturer has already been ordered to pay millions in damages for failure to warn about the link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder, there are no indications that Johnson & Johnson intends to offer Baby Powder settlements or Shower-to-Shower talc powder settlements in the near future.

Steps Before Settling Talcum Powder Cancer Claims

A growing number of ovarian cancer lawsuits continue to be filed by women throughout the United States, and it remains very early in the litigation. It will likely be several years before Johnson & Johnson starts settling large numbers of claims.

As of early 2016, there are currently about 1,200 cases pending in various state courts nationwide, but it is ultimately expected that several thousand additional cases are yet to be filed.

With similar questions of fact and law raised in the cases, it is likely that the courts will establish coordinated pretrial proceedings for discovery into common issues in the cases. In addition, it is expected that more “bellwether” trials will be scheduled to help the parties gauge how juries may respond to certain evidence and testimony that is likely to be repeated throughout the litigation.

While the outcomes of these talcum powder trials are not binding in other claims, they often have a substantial influence on negotiations to settle cases in the future.

Given the strength of the evidence linking talcum powder and ovarian cancer, our attorneys feel confident that Johnson & Johnson will ultimately have to pay substantial compensation to settle ovarian cancer lawsuits brought by women who use used these talcum powder products.

Factors Considered in Talcum Powder Settlement Negotiations

Negotiations to reach talcum powder cancer settlements will be based on what a jury is likely to award in each individual case, including an assessment of the relative strengths of the lawsuit.

This will take into account the strength of the evidence linking talcum powder to the individual plaintiff’s cancer diagnosis, as well as the impact of the disease on their life.

In determining the amount of any damages a plaintiff may be entitled to receive for settling their talcum powder case, the following are some of the common factors that a jury may consider, and which will be taken into consideration during negotiations:

  • The extent and duration of the ovarian cancer injury from talcum powder;
  • The effect that the talcum powder cancer had on the overall physical and mental health or well-being of the patient;
  • The pain and mental anguish suffered in the past and which will likely be suffered in the future as a result of ovarian cancer;
  • The amount of any past use or future medical expenses caused by talcum powder use;
  • Any lost wages or loss of earning capacity;
  • In a talcum powder wrongful death lawsuit, the losses suffered by the surviving family members will be considered, including the loss of love, affection, and companionship.

Find Out If You or a Loved One Qualify for a Talcum Powder Offer

The personal injury lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. provide free consultations and case evaluations to help individuals determine whether they may be entitled to pursue a talcum powder class action lawsuit.

After contacting our office toll free at 1-800-522-0102 or requesting a free case review on-line, the facts and circumstances surrounding your potential talcum powder cancer case will be reviewed and evaluated by our lawyers.

If it is determined that you or a loved one may be eligible for financial compensation, it is your decision whether to hire our law firm. All lawsuits are handled by our talcum powder attorneys under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are never any fees or expenses paid unless we are successful obtaining a settlement or other recovery in your case.

Austin Kirk
Last Updated March 8th, 2016
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