The trial beginning next week involves a 56 year old woman from Tennesee, Nora Daniels, who claims to have developed ovarian cancer as a result of using J&J’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower on her genital area over a period of 35 years.
A six-man, six-woman jury will likely hear evidence that despite having been aware of the dangers of talcum powder for decades, J&J has made every attempt to dismiss and suppress the scientific data that shows the link between talcum for genital hygiene and ovarian cancer.
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According to medical experts, about 10 percent of new ovarian cancer cases reported annually result from the use of talcum powder on the genital area. It is further estimated that 14,000 women die from talc-related ovarian cancer each year. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in the US.Talc use is a modifiable risk factor, which, if eliminated, could save the lives of thousands of woman each year.