STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Multi-Plaintiff Talc-Based Powder Exposure Suit Filed in Calif. State Court
May 19, 2016
LOS ANGELES –– A multi-plaintiff lawsuit has been filed in California state court, with the plaintiffs all alleging that they developed ovarian cancer as a result of exposure to talc-based powder products manufactured by Johnson & Johnson.
The complaint was filed on May 18 in the California Superior Court for Los Angeles County by eight plaintiffs who said they used the defendants’ Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products.
Plaintiff Gloria Cervantes said that she began using the talc-based products in approximately 1975, and continued to use them daily until 2016. Cervantes was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in July 2015, and was ...