Over $190 million has been awarded so far in compensation for victims who developed Ovarian Cancer as a result of using talcum powder. If you or a loved one used talcum powder (baby powder), specifically, Johnson’s Baby Powder or Johnson’s Shower to Shower, for feminine hygiene and were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you may be able to recover significant financial compensation from Johnson & Johnson. Contact our Chicago lawyers to learn how we may be able to help you.
What is talcum powder?
Talc is a soft mineral composed of magnesium, silicon, oxygen, and hydrogen. In 2006, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified talcum powder in Group 2B, indicating that it is possibly carcinogenic to humans.
Further medical studies show that women who use/used talcum powder in the genital area are at an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. Women who use/used talcum powder regularly on their genitals and/or sanitary pads were three times as likely to develop ovarian cancer when compared to non-users.
Johnson & Johnson failed to warn women about the known possible dangers of using talcum powder. Talcum powder lawsuits are being brought alleging consumer protection laws were violated, negligence was committed, and wrongful death occurred.
How Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates can help
If you or a loved one developed ovarian cancer after regular use of either Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder or Johnson & Johnson Shower to Shower, call our Chicago talcum powder attorneys for a free consultation to discuss your case. There are no fees unless we win.
At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, we have obtained what was the largest jury verdict in Illinois history on behalf of an injured plaintiff. When the jury returned their verdict, it was the largest compensatory non-death verdict in Illinois history and the second-largest in United States history. The insurance companies hire great lawyers, shouldn’t you?
Johnson & Johnson and other companies knew about the risks of long-term talcum powder use on women’s genitals. In fact, they went so far as to conceal their knowledge of the link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder. While Johnson & Johnson and other talcum powder companies continue to defend the use of their products without warning the public about the known dangers, innocent loved ones are developing and dying from ovarian cancer.
Filing a talcum powder claim
When you file a claim you become the Plaintiff in the case and the person who caused your injuries (represented by an insurance carrier) is the Defendant. Attorneys on both sides will begin to gather facts and evidence in a process known as discovery. After this process, the case may either go to trial or be settled. We will have completed much of our fact-finding process before our Chicago talcum powder lawyers file the lawsuit. Damages for you or a loved one are determined from a number of factors including, but not limited to:
- Compensation for past and future medical bills
- Compensation for lost wages
- Compensation for future wage loss
- Compensation for physical pain
- Compensation for suffering
- Compensation for loss of a normal life
- Loss of consortium (companionship)
We invite you for a free telephone or in-person consultation to discuss your accident and answer any questions you may have. You can also email us or even speak with us right now on LiveChat. Even if you do not wish to retain a Chicago baby powder attorney, we can set you on the right path for free.
Meet our experienced Chicago talcum powder lawyers
Most of our lawyers have more than 30 years of experience and we have an outstanding track record in helping our clients and creating a strong trust relationship, as you can see in our success records. Please call our Chicago office at (312) 372-8822, or our Joliet office at (815) 723-8822. You can call our toll-free number at (800) 985-1819.
The lead trial team at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates has won many record-setting jury verdicts, including what was the largest personal injury jury verdict in Illinois history (second largest in the United States). In fact, over the last 5 years, an astounding 80% of the trial team’s jury verdicts have been recorded verdicts in Illinois, according to the Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter.
Clifford W. Horwitz
Attorney Clifford Horwitz has devoted his entire career to achieving justice for those who have been victimized by corporate negligence. Clifford has won virtually every case he has tried since he began practicing law with one-quarter of the jury verdicts being record-setting verdicts, in addition to securing what was the largest single compensatory non-death jury verdict in Illinois history for an individual. Cliff has been interviewed by news networks and has published more than 100 articles in various newspapers.
Jay R. Luchsinger
Jay Luchsinger has won numerous record-setting jury verdicts and settlements, as well as what was the largest compensatory non-death personal injury verdict in Illinois history for an individual. He engages in cases that focus primarily on personal injury, industrial and construction injury, and wrongful death.
Michael D. Carter, Jr.
Michael Carter, a part of the lead trial team at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, won what was the largest personal injury verdict in Illinois history for a quadriplegic ironworker. He focuses on severe injuries including spinal cord and brain injury, in addition to construction, product liability, and automobile injuries.
After securing the largest verdict in Illinois history for an injured construction worker ($64 Million), the American Association of Justice branded Clifford Horwitz, Jay Luchsinger, and Michael Carter as, “masters in the profession.” The complaint, judgment, transcripts of the opening statement, and closing argument were published in their annual, Top Verdict Litigation publication, providing insights into trial strategies and techniques, successful methods to prove damages, and the opportunity to learn from this team of experts in their field.
Since 2012, an astounding 80% of the lead trial team’s jury verdicts have been record-setting. When the juries’ returned with their verdicts, they were:
- The largest personal injury jury verdict in Illinois history
- The largest neck injury jury verdict in Illinois history
- The largest spinal cord injury jury verdict in Illinois history
- The largest brain injury jury verdict in Illinois history
- The largest back injury jury verdict in Illinois history
- The largest complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) jury verdict in Illinois history
- The largest non-amputated hand injury verdict in Illinois history
- The largest adult male shoulder injury verdict in Illinois history
Attorneys of Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates recovered $64 million on behalf of an injured ironworker who fell 15-20 feet from a beam. The construction accident caused a C1 burst fracture, C7 dislocation fracture, and C6 spinal cord injury resulting in a loss of the functional use of the ironworker’s hands and loss of full use of the body from the chest down.
A Cook County jury awarded the $64 million verdict after a month-long jury trial against AIG insurance and the ‘defense lawyer of the year.’ The record-setting verdict was $13 million higher than the previous record verdict, making it the largest verdict in Illinois history at the time it was rendered. Attorneys represented purchasers of defective computer hard disk drives in a class action suit against International Business Machines Corp.Injury attorneys of Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates recovered $16.4 million on behalf of an injured youth who sustained severe brain and spinal cord injuries in a single-car crash. The defense attorneys failed to negotiate a settlement in good faith with the Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates’ Auto Injury team and within a reasonable time frame – instead, the opposing counsel went to trial.
The lead trial team at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates prosecuted the case on behalf of the injured youth. The jury awarded our client $16. million. A thirty-foot fall left a union plumber in critical condition with a fractured heel, fractured ankles, multiple severe fractures to both legs, three fractured vertebrae in his back, and a herniated disk in his neck.
Clifford W. Horwitz and Jay R. Luchsinger tried the case in front of a twelve-person jury in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The jury agreed with Horwitz and Luchsinger’s argument that the consulting engineer permitted a grating to be used as a walkway by the engineers even though it was missing components and unsecured – awarding the union plumber with an $11 million jury verdict. While picking up a prescription for flu-like symptoms, a 50-year-old woman was struck in the right calf by a hand truck. The hand truck was operated by Dean’s Transportation.
The lead trial team at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates secured a $10 million jury verdict. It was the largest jury verdict in Illinois history for a complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) injury. A journeyman ironworker and former professional boxer in the super middleweight division suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling approximately 12-15 feet. The construction accident resulted in multiple seizures that required hospitalization, headaches, double vision, and a myriad of other problems.
The lead trial team negotiated a $9 million settlement on behalf of the ironworker just short of a jury trial. A journeyman ironworker suffered a severe shoulder injury after a barge collided with his safety skiff while working on a bridge on the Chicago River.
The lead trial team secured an $8 million jury verdict on behalf of the ironworker, making it the largest jury verdict in Illinois history for an adult male shoulder injury at the time it was awarded. A Union Oil explosion tragically took the life of a worker, leaving his wife and three children without a husband and father.
The lead trial team at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates demonstrated that the explosion was caused by the negligence of Union Oil and recovered $8 million on behalf of the family for the wrongful death of the husband and father. Attorneys represented a class of investors in an action alleging the violation of the federal securities laws by Vitesse, the company’s senior officials, the company’s bank, the company’s customers, and the company’s auditors. The journeyman carpenter with over 34 years of experience was installing partitions and changing room doors when the superintendent of the job site told the carpenter he was going to help. In less than two minutes, the superintendent managed to drill through the carpenter’s hand, wrapping the carpenter’s ulnar never around the drill bit. The nerve injury from the construction site accident manifested into complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). The largest personal injury firm in Illinois previously handled the case and told the carpenter that there was no third-party case.
The defendant, ISEC, Inc. offered nothing through their insurance carrier, Liberty Mutual Group. After over five years of litigation and a week-long jury trial, the lead trial of injury attorneys at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates recovered a $5.745 million jury verdict on behalf of an injured union carpenter. When the jury returned with their verdict, it was the largest verdict in Illinois history for a non-amputation hand injury, surpassing the previous verdict by over $1 million. Recovered claims against a major U.S. automobile manufacturer for $5.5 million. The remaining conditions of the settlement and the facts are subject to a confidentiality agreement. On January 24, 2017, a Chicago federal jury unanimously agreed to award a couple $5.2 million in total for their injuries sustained after the trailer of a semi-truck operated by New Prime Inc., dislodged and struck their vehicle. Injury attorneys from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates’ lead trial team recovered approximately $5 million for injuries suffered by a Local 150 operator after a job-site accident.
The remaining conditions of the settlement and the facts are subject to a confidentiality agreement.