Canadian class action claims Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder failed to warn of cancer risk

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The suits follow a jury decision in Missouri that awarded US$72 million to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson feminine hygiene products for years that contained its talcum powder.

TORONTO — A Canadian class-action lawsuit has been filed against Johnson & Johnson over an alleged link between its baby powder products and ovarian cancer in adult women who used the product for long periods of time.

The suit’s plaintiffs include seven women and family members living in Ontario and Quebec, and the estate of a Montreal woman who died of ovarian cancer in March at age 66.

Toronto law firms Rochon Genova LLP and Will Davidson LLP are handling the class-action against the Canadian subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

The suit alleges Johnson & Johnson was “negligent in the development, testing, design, manufacturing, licensing, distribution, marketing and sale of Johnson’s Baby Powder.”

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