HUNTINGTON — A Ft. Gay woman blames the manufacturers of a talcum powder for causing her cancer.
Barbara Sue Shipley filed a complaint on July 24 in Cabell Circuit Court against Johnson & Johnson Inc, Johnson & Johnson Consumers Inc. and Imerys Talc America.
According to the complaint, Shipley used Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine hygiene purposes for 45 years until a diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2017. Shipley alleges the talcum powder caused the cancer and accuses the manufacturers of not warning consumers. Shipley accuse the manufacturers of negligence, breach of implied warranty, strict liability and civil conspiracy.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory, treble and punitive damages. She is represented by Paul E. Biser of Fredeking & Biser Law Offices in Huntington.
Cabel County Circuit Court Case number 18-C-387