• The Mirena IUD is Manufactured by Bayer...
    ...the same company that has indicated to shareholders that it will reserve an additional $262.5 million to settle Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits over blood clots
  • Call the Mirena IUD Helpline and speak to a female medical social worker and a Mirena IUD lawyer
  • The Mirena IUD has had serious complications
    • Perforation of the uterus
    • The IUD can gravitate and become embedded in the uterus or abdomen
    • Pregnancy even with the Mirena inserted
    • Gravitation of the IUD, change in position
    • Ectopic pregnancy
    • Group A streptococcal sepsis
    • Infertility when the IUD becomes embedded
    • Need for surgical removal of the Mirena
  • The Mirena IUD is a flexible intrauterine device that is placed into the uterus through the vagina by a GYN. Mirena releases a continuous dose of hormones (levonorgestrel) to prevent pregnancy for up to five years.
  • Over 2 million women in the U.S. have used Mirena IUD for birth control.
    Mirena is one of the most common IUDs currently on the market.
  • Uterine Perforation Symptoms From the Mirena: If you have these symptoms see a physician immediately.
    • Lower abdominal pain
    • Heavy vaginal bleeding
    • Inability to locate the Mirena IUD string
    • Bloating, rigidity and pain in the abdomen
    • Nausea, Vomiting, Chills, Fever, Rapid heartbeat

Posts Tagged ‘talcom powder lawsuit’

Is Baby Powder The Next Danger For Women? Ovarian Cancer

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Baby Powder- Shower To Shower- Talcum Powder – Ovarian Cancer Lawyers

Dangerous Drugs and Devices Harming women- Mirena IUD, Vaginal Mesh and Now Talcum Powder- Johnson’s Baby Powder and Talc Causing Ovarian Cancer. This may be the next big lawsuit as lawyers claim women have gotten ovarina cancer from these products. Talcum Powder – Ovarian Cancer lawsuits are being filed.

Ovarian Cancer Victims Win Talcum Powder Lawsuits Against Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson has been sued by over 1,200 women who blame the company’s talcum powder products for their ovarian cancer. Not only are U.S. courts beginning to agree with them, juries have started to award victims millions of dollars in compensation.

Talcum powder, a popular moisture absorbing product, is made from talc, the popular name for hydrated magnesium silicate which occurs naturally as a mineral in formations like soapstone. For over 120 years, Johnson & Johnson has marketed talcum powder around the world as a baby powder and for adults to absorb sweat in products like Shower to Shower.

The company has long targeted women to increase sales. “Want to feel cool, smooth and dry? It’s as easy as taking powder from a baby,” was the text in a common Johnson & Johnson ad from the 1960s.

In the 1970s, the first studies emerged showing that talc was deeply embedded into ovarian cancers. Johnson & Johnson introduced corn starch alternatives but it continued to offer talc-based products. In 2014 Johnson & Johnson’s annual talcum powder sales were estimated at $374 million.

In 2007 Deane Berg, an ovarian cancer victim, hired a law firm named Beasley Allen, to sue the company. Johnson & Johnson offered Berg $1.3 million to settle out of court but she was determined to prove her case. In 2013, a North Dakota court ruled in her favor, resulting in 17,000 new claims for Beasley Allen.

A key witness in Berg’s trial was Daniel Cramer of Harvard University who has conducted research into talc and baby powder since the 1980s.
He estimates that talc contributes to 10,000 cases of ovarian cancer a year in the U.S.

“We calculated that (Berg) had had more than 8,000 applications of talcum powder. Tests showed the talc was in her ovaries, her endometrium and lymph nodes,” Dr. Cramer told Lawyers & Settlements. “Only 25 percent of women develop ovarian cancer before menopause. Deane Berg was premenopausal when she was diagnosed with stage-3 ovarian cancer. She had no family history of the disease, and no other risk factors such as the BRAC1 and BRAC2 gene.”

The next major case was Jacqueline Fox, an African-American woman who died of ovarian cancer last October. One of the key documents introduced at the trial was an internal company memo from 1992 that proposed targeting sales at African-American and Latino women to make up for declining sales.

In February, a Missouri jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million to the family.

A third major case of victim Gloria Ristesund is slated to be heard in the same court this month.

The company denies that its talc products have any link to cancer. “We sympathize with the plaintiff’s family but firmly believe the safety of cosmetic talc is supported by decades of scientific evidence,” Carol Goodrich, a J&J spokeswoman, told Bloomberg. “We have no higher responsibility than the health and safety of consumers and we are disappointed with the outcome of the trial.”

The World Health Organization says that talc is “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”
Talc is banned in Europe but regulations are more lax in the U.S.

Consumer advocates say that it is time for the U.S. Congress to take action. “The fact is, many personal care products on store shelves—products we lather in our hair, rub on our skin, and put in our babies’ bathtubs—contain chemicals with known links to health problems, with no warnings at all to consumers,” writes Stacy Malkan, co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, in Time magazine. “We also need to change the laws so that consumers and companies have access to the best information to make the most informed choices about the safest products.”

Did your Mom use Talcum powder for years. Does she have a diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer? It may very well be from years of using Talc products to dry off. The particles travel up to the ovaries and remain there for years. Then- Ovarian cancer develops. Call Now

Gynecare Power Morcellator Lawyers | Power Morcellator Helpline

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Gynecare Power Morcellator Lawyers Filing Lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon is facing  a product liability lawsuits filed by  women diagnosed with leimoyosarcoma following a laparoscopic hysterectomy.  New studies show that the company’s Gynecare power morcellators can cause  hidden uterine cancer to be spread throughout the body.

A complaint  was filed  indicating that a female  victim  now must take oral chemotherapy to keep leiomyosarcoma cancer  from spreading  by the hysterectomy power Morcellator  from killing her.

The manufacturer failed to adequately disclose the risk of cancer following laparoscopic hysterectomy morcellation, as the device may take hidden sarcomas contained within the uterus and chop up the tissue, causing a rapid dissemination of the aggressive cancer.

Power Morcellator Lawsuit Filed

During her hysterectomy in November 2008, Davis indicates that doctors used a Gynecare morcellator to cut up the uterus through a small incision in the abdomen. However, a biopsy of the removed tissue taken during the surgery was found to contain leiomyosarcoma cancer cells, which doctors were unable to discover or diagnose before the procedure.

As a result of the leiomyosarcoma diagnosis, Davis underwent multiple cycles of chemotherapy, but by April 11, three large masses were detected in her abdomen and pelvis, confirming that the cancer had spread. She underwent additional chemotherapy and now continues to take harsh oral chemotherapy drugs.

Morcellators have become  popular for use during hysterectomy and uterine fibroid removal surgicsl procedures.  It was discovered that the Morcellators have a high risk of spreading aggressive cancer cells that may be hidden within the uterus of some women, which doctors are unable to detect or diagnose before the surgery.

Davis’s complaint is one of a growing number of laparoscopic morcellator cancer lawsuits filed against Ethicon and other manufacturers of devices sold in recent years. Each of the cases raise similar allegations, indicating that manufacturers sold a defective and unreasonably dangerous medical device, failing to warn about the link between uterine fibroid surgery and cancer.

Power Morcellator MDL

All Ethicon  power morcellator lawsuits  have been consolidated  under  District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil in the District of Kansas.

If you Have been injured by a Power Morcellator contact our new Power Morcellator Cancer Helpline.

 

Johnson and Johnson Talcum Powder- Ovarian Cancer

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Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Helpline

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Helpline

Talcum powder has been a  trusted household product for years. Did you know that the talc in talcom powder may be responsible for having  caused your  ovarian cancer.

In  1971 a study  revealed  that talc particles  move and can become embedded in your ovarian tissues.  40  years without restrictions or warnings of any kind has resulted in unsuspecting victims developing ovarian cancer. Did your mom use Johnson’s baby powder to dry up?

We have a special helpline for  claims from women, like your mom or sister, who developed ovarian cancer after using a Johnson & Johnson powder product.

How Is Talcum Powder Related To Ovarian Cancer?
When Talc is  ground into powder is used on the genitals, talc particles can travel into the ovaries and remain trapped for years. These particles can cause inflammation and lead to the growth of ovarian cancer cells very similar to asbestos related mesothelioma in the lungs.

Lawsuit Won In Favor of the Plaintiff
The first  talc baby powder cancer lawsuit was  won in 2013. A federal jury recently found that talcum contained in some Johnson & Johnson powders contributed to a woman’s ovarian cancer.

The plaintiff in this case was diagnosed with ovarian cancer  after about 30 years of using  Shower-to-Shower body powder-as part of her personal hygiene routine. The jury found that Johnson & Johnson failed to warn her of a link between the use of talc-based powder for feminine hygiene and an increased risk of ovarian cancer.

This outcome sets the stage for thousands of women who have developed ovarian cancer after using talc-based products.