Talcum Powder Contracts

Looking at Talcum Powder cases? Atraxia Media can help.

If your firm is going after Talcum Powder cases we can help. Whether it's adding to your existing marketing efforts or just starting to build an inventory of cases, Atraxia Media can be a powerful partner in this process.

With our marketing expertise and in house call screening and intake services we can help meet your case inventory goals whether its 50 cases or 5000.

Current signed contract costs: $2500 - $2800 ***subject to change

Talcum Powder Facts & History Information

Talcum powder, derived from talc, a naturally occurring mineral, has been used for more than a century on babies and many people use it for personal hygiene.

Talc litigation is the asbestos case of the moment, given that J&J talc was potentially contaminated with asbestos fibers causing ovarian cancer and mesothelioma, evidence presented at trial. As a result, claims arising from ovarian cancer have been joined by those arising from mesothelioma. Several very large verdicts across multiple jurisdictions - upwards of $5 billion at the time of this writing - have been handed down so far.

With an estimated 15,000 claims against J&J related to their talc products, trials are likely to continue. 11,000 cases filed in federal court have been consolidated at the U.S. court in Trenton, New Jersey since they all address similar complaints.

J&J has maintained that its talcum powder is not contaminated with asbestos and there have been several verdicts finding in favor of the company. There have been some hung juries and mistrials as well.


Location: New Jersey

Presiding Judges

  • Hon. Freda L. Wolfson, U.S.D.J.
  • Hon. Lois H. Goodman, U.S.M.J.


  • Lead Counsel & Liaison
  • Leigh O'Dell
  • Michelle Parfait
  • Chris Placitella

Executive Committee

  • Warren T. Burns
  • Richard Golomb
  • Richard Meadow
  • Hunter Shkolnik

Steering Committee

  • Laurence S. Berman of Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman in Philadelphia
  • Timothy G. Blood of Blood, Hurst & O'Reardon LLP in San Diego
  • Sindhu S. Daniel of Baron & Budd, P.C., in Dallas
  • Jeff S. Gibson of Cohen & Malad in Indianapolis
  • Kristie M. Hightower of Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South LLP in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Daniel R. Lapinski of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., in Woodbridge, N.J.
  • Victoria Maniatis of Sanders Phillips Grossman LLC in Garden City, N.J.
  • Carmen S. Scott of Motley Rice LLC in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
  • Eric H. Weinberg of The Weinberg Law Firm in New Brunswick, N.J.
  • C. Mark Whitehead III of the Whitehead Law Firm in Lafayette, La.
  • Richard L. Root of Morris Bart LLC in New Orleans.


  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Sanofi US
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals
  • Chattem
  • Imerys Talc (Talc Mining Operations)


  • Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder
  • Shower to Shower Gold Bond

Plaintiff Allegations

The suits seek compensation for personal injuries or wrongful death that resulted from ovarian cancer in women who applied talcum powder to their genital area and for failure to warn of the risk of cancer. The suits say manufacturers represented talcum powder as safe, failed to warn that it may cause cancer.


Since 2016, the pharmaceutical giant has lost 11 trials related to its talc products. J&J has constantly appealed the plaintiff verdicts.


  • February - $72 million, with $62 million in punitive damages. A jury determined that J&J was responsible for the death of a woman who had been using talcum powder for personal hygiene.
  • May - $55 million for a woman who was being treated for ovarian cancer. She had used J&J Baby Powder for decades.
  • November - $70 million for a woman with ovarian cancer, $65 million of the verdict was for punitive damages against J&J.


  • May - jury awarded $110 million to a woman who was being treated for aggressive ovarian cancer.
  • August - a woman received a $417 million verdict which was thrown out by a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge.
  • October - Missouri appeals court reverses the 2016 $72 million verdict citing the Alabama plaintiff should not have been tried in St. Louis.
  • November - A Missouri Circuit Court judge upholds the May 2017 $110 million verdict in an opinion that states the case holds up under the recent SCOTUS ruling.


  • April - $117 million awarded to a retired New Jersey husband and wife, $80 million in punitive damages in addition to $37 million jury verdict awarded against J&J and Imerys SA, their talc supplier.
  • May - $21.7 million in compensatory damages and $4 million in punitive damages awarded to a woman with mesothelioma.
  • July - $4.7 billion awarded to 22 women against J&J for causing them to suffer ovarian cancer related to the use of cosmetic talc.


  • March - $29 million awarded to a woman in damages from J&J.
  • May - $325 million awarded to a woman in New York, $25 million in compensatory damages and $300 in punitive damages.
  • June - nearly $10 million awarded to a woman in California in damages from J&J and Colgate.

Atraxia Media is a team of highly-skilled, dedicated marketing professionals. We take pride in our longstanding partnerships with the firms we work with. You can count that our interests in advertising, screening and qualifying your firm's potential clients are in line with how you would insist it get done.

Everyone at Atraxia Media believes in delivering an excellent product. This means that we listen and implement your firm criteria. We treat all potential plaintiffs with respect and patience. We provide transparency in advertising spends, signed contracts and follow up to contracts pending. Very simply, we take our business relationship personal.