Jury Finds Johnson & Johnson’s Talc Powder Caused Woman’s Ovarian Cancer

A federal jury in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, found that Johnson & Johnson’s Talc powder caused 56-year-old Deane Berg to develop ovarian cancer. The jury found that J&J failed to adequately warn of the risk of ovarian cancer in its label. Ms. Berg testified that she used these products for 30 years, including J&J’s Shower to Shower body powder. During the trial, evidence was presented from three doctors who analyzed Ms. Berg’s cancer tissue, identifying talc with a scanning electron microscope, and concluded that the talc body powder was the cause. One of these experts, Daniel Cramer of Harvard, testified that he’s been studying the association between talc and ovarian cancer for over 30 years, and reliably concluded that talc is implicated in over 10,000 cases of ovarian cancer per year. Evidence was also presented that J&J has known of the risk for years, and refuses to place a warning on the label. This reckless conduct places thousands of women at risk for ovarian cancer each year. The lawyers at the Levensten Law Firm has a track record of successfully representing injured victims in cases against Johnson and Johnson. If you or a loved one has used Johnson & Johnson talc and developed ovarian cancer, please feel free to contact the Levensten Law Firm to learn how to protect your rights.