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Baby Powder Ovarian Cancer Class Action

Rochon Genova LLP and Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP have commenced a class action against Johnson & Johnson over allegations that its Baby Powder product causes ovarian cancer.

The plaintiffs all developed ovarian cancer following long-term use of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder for feminine hygiene purposes. The suit aims to raise awareness of the serious cancer risk posed to women by Baby Powder use, and to change the behaviour of companies that put known carcinogens into the stream of the Canadian market place without warning.

The leading case in Canada is that of Thérèse Bernier, who died in March following a long battle with ovarian cancer. Another victim and representative plaintiff, Shaeda Farooqi of Mississauga, expressed her shock after learning of the strong connection between use of Baby Powder and her ovarian cancer. “I feel like I have been betrayed by an old friend. I trusted the product and was devastated when I found out that it caused my ovarian cancer” she said.

“It is beyond disturbing that Johnson & Johnson continues to sell Baby Powder without any warnings whatsoever of the link between ovarian cancer and its Baby Powder”, said Joel Rochon of ROCHON | GENOVA LLP.

What is the link between Talcum Powder & Ovarian Cancer?

Scientific researchers have established that over time, applying talcum powder to genitals, underwear, and sanitary napkins increases the risk of developing ovarian cancer by at least 33%. However, despite the evidence of a direct link, Johnson & Johnson has maintained its denial of such a connection, and has kept its product on the shelves for decades without any warning.

There are also 1200 pending lawsuits in the US against Johnson & Johnson. To date Johnson & Johnson has not issued any warning labels on the talcum powder products.

The allegations raised in the claim have not yet been proven in court. Proposed class members are represented by Rochon Genova LLP and Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP.

To view the Statement of Claim, click here.

If you would like to obtain more information about this lawsuit, please contact Jon Sloan at 416-363-1867 or toll-free: 1-866-881-2292, or email [email protected]