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South Dakota Woman Alleges Link Between Talc and Ovarian Cancer

Publish Date : 06/06/2016

Ten years ago Deane Berg was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. She was only 49 at the time. Berg began researching the disease and found a number of studies that linked the use of talcum powder to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Some of these studies dated back to the 1970s. One recent study found that among black women, those who used talcum powder for feminine hygiene were 44% more likely to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Berg, a lifetime user of talcum powder, immediately went to her bathroom and threw away her bottle of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder.

In the last few months, Johnson & Johnson has lost two jury trials involving its talcum powder products. In total, the juries awarded $127 million to the two families who had been devastated by ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson has said that it will appeal the verdicts. The company still claims that its talc-based products are safe.

In the end, Deane Berg got vindication, but no justice. A jury found Johnson & Johnson liable for her cancer, but did not award any damages.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talc products, we may be able to help. Give us a call today for a free consultation. When Injuries Strike / We Strike Back.


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