Talcum powder, commonly used in baby powder and feminine products, has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer in women who use the products for feminine hygiene.
It has been alleged that Johnson & Johnson, a major manufacturer of talcum powder products, knew about the risks associated with its Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products but failed to notify consumers.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using a talcum powder or baby powder product, you may be entitled to seek compensation through a talcum powder lawsuit. Schedule a free, no obligation consultation with one of our experienced attorneys today to see if you have a claim.
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Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuits
The pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is facing more than one thousand lawsuits alleging that the company was aware of the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer but did not warn consumers.
In a 2013 lawsuit, a jury determined that Johnson & Johnson knew about the risks of talcum powder and should have warned consumers. That failure led to an ovarian cancer diagnosis for the plaintiff who had used the company’s Shower to Shower product for more than 30 years.
Another woman had used Johnson & Johnson’s products for 35 years before being diagnosed with ovarian cancer and later dying from the disease. A Missouri jury for her case awarded her family $72 million dollars in damages and found Johnson & Johnson liable for fraud, negligence and conspiracy.
If you believe talcum powder may have led to your ovarian cancer diagnosis, do not hesitate to contact GWC Injury Lawyers for a free case review. We can help you get the compensation you deserve through a talcum powder lawsuit.
Decades of Research
Many of the talcum powder lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson claim that the company knew about the risks of talc as far back as 1982 when a landmark study identified a 92 percent increased risk of developing ovarian cancer after using the product for feminine hygiene during ovulation.
Countless other studies have also highlighted this risk. The first study to suggest the cancerous risks of talcum powder was published in the medical journal The Lancet in 1971. The study discovered talc particles deeply embedded in ovarian cancer tumors.
A 2013 analysis of eight case studies identified a 20 to 30 percent increase in women’s risk of developing ovarian cancer after using talcum powder for personal hygiene.
For more than three decades more than 20 studies have continued to show an increased risk of ovarian cancer for woman who use talcum powder near the genitals for feminine hygiene.
A Failure to Warn Consumers
Despite the numerous studies linking talcum powder and ovarian cancer, Johnson & Johnson continues to sell products that contain talc powder and refuses to include a warning label about the risks.
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GWC Injury Lawyers has more than three decades of experience standing up for the rights of the injured. If you or someone you love has suffered from ovarian cancer that may have been caused by talcum powder, you deserve justice.
We can help you file a talcum powder lawsuit and get the compensation you deserve for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages you may have endured. Do not hesitate to contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation. We do not get paid unless you win.