PHILADELPHIA — A consumer is suing Johnson & Johnson; Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.; Imerys Talc America, Inc., f/k/a Luzenac America, Inc.; Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), f/k/a Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA); John Does/Jane Does 1-30; and unknown businesses and/or corporations 1-50, citing alleged failure to warn and product liability.
Dolorae Handy filed a complaint on Aug. 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the defendants, alleging that they failed to warn consumers the potential harmful effect of prolonged usage of talc products.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2005, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer that was the result of prolonged usage of talc products. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly knew about the potential harmful effects of using talc but failed to inform their customers.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages, medical expenses, loss of wages, interest, exemplary and punitive damages, treble damages, general damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. She is represented by Richard M. Golomb, Ruben Honik, Steven D. Resnick, and David J. Stanoch of Golomb & Honik, P.C. in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-04608-WB