Porter & Malouf, in conjunction with our Talc Litigation Group filed the first successful talcum powder lawsuit in 2009 against several talcum powder mining companies, refiners, and manufacturers. Brought by plaintiff Deane Berg, the toxic tort action specifically alleged that the defendants continue to produce, market, and sell talcum powder despite their knowledge that it can cause certain cancers, including ovarian cancer. In 2013, a federal jury ruled in favor of Ms. Berg as a result of her injuries, giving hope to the thousands of women who have developed ovarian cancer after years of using this dangerous substance.

Since then our attorneys have traveled across the country taking the testimony of women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder.  Our team has successfully litigated cases against Johnson & Johnson in courtrooms throughout the United Stated.  In 2019 Johnson & Johnson recalled over 30,000 bottles of baby powder after the FDA found asbestos contamination.  In April 2020, a federal judge ruled against the company after it tried to exclude Plaintiffs’ scientific experts from testifying. 

On May 19, 2020 Johnson & Johnson announced it will stop selling talc-based baby products including Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder.

Porter Malouf will continue to fight for the health and safety of those who have been injured by talcum powder and other toxic products.  If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder, please contact our office for a free case evaluation.  

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