Corona Couple Says Talcum Powder Caused Wife’s Ovarian Cancer
A Corona couple is suing Johnson & Johnson, claiming its talcum powder products caused the woman’s ovarian cancer. Mahnaz and Mohammad Khorrami filed the suit in April, a little over a year after Mahnaz was diagnosed with cancer.
On Tuesday, a Los Angeles jury awarded a 62-year-old woman $417 million in a similar case against J&J. The Khorramis’ attorney believes the verdict is a good sign for the couple’s case.
Does Talcum Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?
Among the evidence the plaintiffs are citing is a 1982 study, which found that women who applied talc to their genital area were at a 92% greater risk of developing ovarian cancer. However, J&J cites other studies that do not show a correlation between talc use and ovarian cancer.
Mahnaz Khorrami was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder regularly for 14 years. The couples’ lawsuit claims J&J falsely advertised their talc products as safe for feminine hygiene purposes and failed to warn users of the potential risks.
“When it comes to consumer safety, we see, time and again, corporate America putting profit over people. They are aware of a danger and they continue to put the public at risk,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.
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