Post Courier Excellent Reporting on Talcum Power Cancer Link

//Post Courier Excellent Reporting on Talcum Power Cancer Link

Post Courier Excellent Reporting on Talcum Power Cancer Link

Alishia Landrum, Post Courier

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 7, 2018 ~   The Charleston, SC Post Courier has produced an excellent, thoroughly researched story on the talcum powder connection to ovarian cancer.

Focusing on South Carolina woman Alishia Landrum, 46, the article says she is one of thousands of women who have filed product liability lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson.  The healthcare giant denies the link, but jurors who have listened in court have awarded nearly $1 billion to injured plaintiffs, many who do not survive ovarian cancer.

To further add insult to injury, J&J attorneys paint plaintiffs as greedy opportunists, looking to make a dollar on their disease.

Many women have used Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, and Shower to Shower for decades for personal hygiene.  Jurors have heard how the company discussed a cancer link in internal documents, which targeting specifically larger, Southern women in their ads for the talcum powder.

Juries so far have delivered verdicts such as $72 million, $55 million, $110 million $417 million.  Some have been overturned, all are on appeal.

A link to the story can be found here.


By |2018-05-07T15:52:21+00:00May 7th, 2018|Media Reports|0 Comments

About the Author:

I’m National News Editor, Jane Akre and I began Mesh Medical Device News Desk aka Mesh News Desk (MND) in the summer of 2011 just after the Food and Drug Administration issued an explicit warning to the public that complications associated with surgical mesh used for prolapse repair (POP) and incontinence (SUI) are NOT rare! That was the starting point for the litigation you see today and thousands of lawsuits have been filed by women whose lives have been altered, some permanently, by the use of this petroleum-based product.

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