FRESNO – A Fresno County consumer alleges that she developed cancer from her use of talcum powder products.
Treina Odom filed a complaint on May 10 in the Fresno County Superior Court against Johnson & Johnson; Imerys Talc America Inc. and Does 1 through 100 alleging negligence, breach of express warranty, fraud and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in October 2016, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and underwent surgery and other treatments. She alleges the cancer was caused by the unreasonably dangerous and defective nature of talcum powder, the main ingredient in the defendants' Shower to Shower body powder and Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder. The suit states she used the products to powder her perineal area.
The plaintiff holds Johnson & Johnson, Imerys Talc America Inc. and Does 1 through 100 responsible because the defendants allegedly manufactured defective products, failed to conform to factual representations and failed to provide adequate warnings and/or instructions regarding the increased risk of ovarian cancer with the use of the products by women.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for general, economic and special damages; punitive or exemplary damages; attorney's fees; costs of suit; prejudgment interest; and for such other and further relief as the court may deem just and proper. She is represented by Robert R. Ahdoot of Ahdoot & Wolfson PC in Los Angeles and others.
Fresno County Superior Court case number 18CECG01649