SAN FRANCISCO – A consumer alleges her uterine cancer diagnosis is the result of using two particular brands of talcum powder.
Dolores Gould filed a complaint on July 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Johnson & Johnson, and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Cos. Inc. alleging that the New Jersey corporation failed to warn, strict liability, negligence and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2006, she was diagnosed with uterine cancer which she claims was the result of prolonged usage of the defendants' Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. The plaintiff holds Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Cos. Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide adequate warnings to consumers about the potential harmful effect of using talc in the genital area even after a study had already confirmed that it could cause cancer.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages of $75,000, economic damages, punitive and/or exemplary damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Ben F. Pierce Gore of Pratt & Associates in San Jose.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-03838-DMR