Talcum powder lawsuits have been filed, alleging that talcum powder causes ovarian cancer. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. We are currently working with experienced talcum powder lawyers around the country, who can file a lawsuit on your behalf. There are no legal fees until you receive a settlement or award. Contact us 24/7 toll free or online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.
Johnson & Johnson Loses $55M Case Linking Powder Ingredient to Cancer
NBC Nightly News | Published on May 3, 2016
Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $55 million to 62-year-old Gloria Ristesund, who has linked her ovarian cancer diagnosis to talcum in the company’s baby powder.
Have You Developed Ovarian Cancer After Using Talcum Powder?
Read Below Why You May Have a Claim.
Johnson & Johnson Loses Another Suit Over Talcum Powder
A St. Louis jury has awarded $55 million to a woman who said talc in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder caused her ovarian cancer. Read more here.
A previous jury in St. Louis awarded $72 million to a family whose mother died after a fight with ovarian cancer caused by talcum powder. Click here to read more.
Talcum Powder Lawsuits
There are currently more than 1,200 talcum powder lawsuits across America.
Link Between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer
It has been found recently that particles of talc can possibly enter the woman’s vagina and travel to the uterus, fallopian tubes and has the ability to become caught in the ovaries. This can cause irritation, swelling and an increased risk of ovarian cancer.
Have Medical Studies Linked Ovarian Cancer To Talcum Powder?
The initial study relating talcum powder and ovarian cancer was distributed in the 1970s, when researchers examined cancerous ovarian tissue and discovered talc fiber.
- Cancer Epidemiology (2008): Researchers found a 36% increase of ovarian cancer when comparing 1,400 women with the cancer to 1,800 healthy women.
- Cancer Prevention Research (2013): Women using talcum powder as a feminine hygiene product have a 20-30% greater risk of ovarian cancer.
- International Journal of Gynecological Cancer (2015): Talc users have an increased ovarian cancer risk between 30-60%.
- African American Cancer Epidemiology Study (2016): University of Virginia has found that African-American women who regularly use of talcum powder products are at an even greater risk for ovarian cancer.
What Are Some Symptoms Of Ovarian Cancer?
- Pelvic or abdominal pain
- Trouble eating or feeling full quickly
- Urinary symptoms (feeling the need to urinate frequently or urgently, diarrhea, constipation…)
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
- Back pain
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it is important that you contact an experienced talcum powder lawyer as soon as possible.
What Is Talcum Powder?
Talcum powder is made from talc, a mineral that is composed of magnesium and silicon that is mined from the earth. It absorbs moisture to help reduce friction in order to keep skin dry and prevent rashes. Talcum powder is widely used in adult body and facial powders, as well as in a number of other consumer products.
Popular talcum powder products include:
What Has The FDA Done About Talcum Powder?
Ovarian cancer experts have warned the FDA that the consequences of failing to issue a talcum powder ovarian cancer warning are significant.
The manufacturers of talcum powder have never made warnings or been regulated in spite of the urge from many medical experts and advocacy groups. The FDA still has not issued a ban, restriction, or warning statement on the labeling of these products. Read more.
What Is Being Done By Johnson & Johnson?
Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s leading producers of talc powder products, has continuously denied any link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. They claim that any links are merely coincidental and that talc powder is perfectly safe to use as directed. Click here to read more
Why Contact Us?
If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder, you may have a valid talcum powder lawsuit. You could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. Our firm works with experienced and knowledgeable talcum powder lawyers, who charge no legal fees unless you receive a settlement or award. Contact us toll-free at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) legal evaluation.