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Talcum Powder is a proven carcinogen and has remained unregulated while millions of people are unknowingly exposed to the toxic substance.


Johnson & Johnson Loses Third Trial Over Cancer Link to Talcum Powder by Margaret Cronin Fisk, Tim Bross of Bloomberg. (Click to Read More.)

The first talc/ovarian cancer case is file by The Talc Litigation Group in South Dakota. Click here to read the article in the Argus Leader

February 25, 2016 - Our Law Firm Obtains a $72,000,000 Jury Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson in Talcum Powder Related Cancer Trial

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson <JNJ.N> was ordered by a Missouri state jury to pay $72 million of damages to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her use of the company's talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for several decades. (Click to Read More)

October 5, 2013 - South Dakota Jury Ties to Cancer Risk

SIOUX FALLS | A federal jury in Sioux Falls has found that a woman's use of Johnson & Johnson products that contained talcum contributed to her ovarian cancer. (Click Read More

October 2013 - Talc Litigation Group files the 1st Talc Cancer
Lawsuit Berg v. Johnson & Johnson et al., Case No. 4:09-cv-04179, in the US District Court for the District of South Dakota - was the first of its kind to allege that asbestos-free talcum powder had the potential to cause ovarian cancer. (Click Read More

September 22, 2010 - Judge: Sioux Falls woman who says talcum powder caused cancer may sue
SIOUX FALLS -- A judge refused to dismiss a Sioux Falls woman's lawsuit claiming she developed ovarian cancer from talc in talcum products sold by Johnson & Johnson. (Read More)


A talc ovarian cancer study led by Dr Margaret A. Gates and funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health, found 36-41% increase in ovarian cancer from talc use and advised women to immediately stop using the product.

Attorney R. Allen Smith, Jr. of The Talc Litigation Group filed the very first talcum ovarian cancer lawsuit on December 7, 2009. This talc lawsuit is a toxic tort that seeks damages against several talcum powder mining companies, refiners, manufacturers and product distributors for continuing to manufacture, market, and sell a product that has been medically proven to cause cancers such as ovarian cancer.

This talcum power lawsuit is the first of many other talc related cancer lawsuits that are to be investigated and filed by The Talc Litigation Group. Mr. Smith is working with the two of the foremost medical experts on the subject of talc and ovarian cancer (Daniel Cramer, MD and John Godieski, MD). Mr. Cramer and Mr. Godleski
have published medical findings concerning talcum powder and ovarian cancer.

A non-related study published in 1996 was done by examining the ovaries of women who had had them removed for reasons other than ovarian cancer. In that study, talc powder was found in all the ovaries including the ones from women did not use talc powder on themselves. This suggests that talc powder could reach the ovaries of women who use talc powder on their babies.


  1. Women for decades have used talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes.
  2. Numerous studies have concluded that talcum powder, used for this purpose, increases the risk of ovarian cancer.
  3. Companies that sold talcum powders knew their product increased the risk of ovarian cancer yet failed to place a warning on their products.
  4. The Talc Litigation Group is the founding law firm involving the litigation of Talc associated Ovarian Cancer.
  5. We have the best medical experts that are exclusively working with our law firm.
  6. We have achieved 100s of millions of dollars in settlements and record verdicts for our clients.


  • JOHNSON'S ® Baby Powder
  • SHOWER to SHOWER® Absorbent Body Powder
  • And all other talcum powder products.


The most important step is making the call to our law firm. Call 1 (866) 952-1422. Regardless of where you live, we are able to review your case, ensure that you are properly evaluated by qualified medical experts and, if necessary, prepare your claim through the legal system.


  • Cosey v. E.D. Bullard - verdict  in the amount of $48.5 million dollars.
  • Simeon Johnson v. AC&S, et al. - jury award of $150 million dollars.
  • Robert Eastman v. Mississippi Valley Silica Co., Inc. - Jury award of $7.6 million dollars

After graduating law school, attorney Allen Smith looked for a way to help people who had suffered illnesses and injuries while in the work force, but were not able to find an ally to advocate for their causes.

R. Allen Smith, Jr. - After graduating law school, attorney Allen Smith looked for a way to help people who had suffered illnesses and injuries while in the work force, but in the past they were not able to find an ally to advocate for their causes. He found his niche in looking out for those working in industries that often failed to protect their employees against the known dangers in working with lung damaging agents such as silica, asbestos, and benzene.

After representing clients throughout the Southeast in litigations nationwide, Allen decided to open The Smith Law Firm, P.L.L.C.. Attorney Smith has the knowledge, litigation skills, and experience to take on those corporations that would deny you of your just treatment and care. With years of knowledge and research, he has provided his clients tens of millions of dollars in awards for those injured by those injured.

In 2009, Allen served as lead counsel in Robert Eastman V. Mississippi Valley Silica Co. Inc. where a jury awarded Mr. Eastment $7 million for his injuries.



After graduating law school, attorney Allen Smith looked for a way to help people who had suffered illnesses and injuries while in the work force, but were not able to find an ally to advocate for their causes.

Tim Porter - Attorney Tim Porter is known as an aggressive advocate who goes the extra mile for his clients. Tim’s passion for his clients and the good he can do for them is  what drives him every day, and this passion and experience are the tools he uses to help change lives. 

Mr. Porter is a tremendously successful trial lawyer whose efforts have helped provide compensation to thousands of asbestos victims. Not only has Mr. Porter had great success in mass tort litigation involving asbestos and silica victims, he also has an impeccable track record of successfully litigating products liability, nursing home, slip and fall, automobile accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, as well as numerous other types of personal injury cases. 

He also fights for children who have been poisoned by lead in lead paint litigation and has represented victims of Agent Orange. Mr. Porter’s legal acumen has won him recognition in the National Law Journal, where his firm was voted the 14th winningest firm in the nation for 2002.  Mr. Porter also enjoys an “AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory,  its highest rating. 

In 1998, at only 29 years of age, Tim participated and performed the closing argument for the Cosey v. E.D. Bullard asbestos trial, where the jury ultimately returned a verdict  in the amount of $48.5 million dollars. Tim also was participated as one of the lead trial attorneys in Simeon Johnson v. AC&S, et al. where the jury awarded $150 million dollars to 12 victims of asbestos.