FRESNO — A consumer is suing Johnson & Johnson, alleging failure to warn and strict liability
Sandra Hubler filed a complaint Oct. 30 in Fresno County Superior Court against Johnson & Johnson, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc., Imerys Talc America Inc. and Does 1-100, alleging they failed to exercise reasonable care in the distribution of a consumer product.
According to the complaint, tHubler was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and subsequently underwent surgery, procedures and other treatments for metastasized ovarian cancer. The suit says the cancer developed due to defendants' wrongful and negligent conduct of selling and marketing a talcum powder for use as a feminine hygiene product, a product that was believed to increase risk of the disease.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to disclose an ingredient in the product that can harm consumers, and failed to inform its consumers of a known catastrophic health hazard associated with the use of that talcum powder.
Hubler seeks trial by jury, general, special and exemplary damages, attorney fees, costs of suit, interest and all further relief the court deems just. She is represented by attorneys Brian D. Chase and Tom Antunovich of Bisnar / Chase in Newport Beach.
Fresno County Superior Court case number 17-CECG-03715