Talcum powder, commonly used in baby powder and female hygiene products, has been linked to increased risks for ovarian cancer.
Lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson, a manufacturer of popular talcum powder products Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, claiming that the company knew about the risks of its products and failed to warn consumers.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using a talc product, you may be entitled to file a talcum powder lawsuit.
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Johnson & Johnson Fails to Warn Consumers
Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson produces some of the most popular talcum powder products, including Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. The company has faced more than a thousand talcum powder lawsuits claiming that the company knew about the cancer-causing risks associated with talcum powder, but refused to add a warning to product labels.
In a 2013 lawsuit, a jury concluded that the company did in fact know about the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer, but failed to warn consumers. The lawsuit was filed by a woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using the company’s Shower to Shower product for more than 30 years.
In February 2016, a Missouri jury awarded a woman's family $72 million dollars in damages after finding Johnson & Johnson liable for negligence, fraud and conspiracy for not warning consumers about the risks. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a woman had used Johnson & Johnson's products for 35 years before being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She died in October 2015.
If you believe that you or a loved one's ovarian cancer was a result of using talcum powder products, contact us today for a free, no obligation review of your claim. We can help you determine if a talcum powder lawsuit is right for you.
Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Risks
Talcum powder is a soft, white powder made from talc, a mineral containing silicon, magnesium and oxygen, and is commonly used in baby powder and beauty and hygiene products to absorb moisture and prevent friction.
For decades, studies have suggested a link between ovarian cancer and the use of talcum powder for female hygiene. One of the first studies on the topic, published in The Lancelet Journal in 1971, revealed that a number of ovarian tumors had particles of talc deeply embedded within them.
More than 20 additional studies since then have continued to provide supporting evidence of the cancer-causing effects of talc products.
Most recently, a 2013 analysis of eight case studies revealed that women using talcum powder for personal hygiene have a 20 to 30 percent increased risk for developing ovarian cancer.
Despite this growing body of evidence, the Federal Department of Agriculture and manufacturers of talc products have not issued warnings about the dangerous effects of the mineral. A talcum powder lawsuit may help you get the compensation you deserve.
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