Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit
Talcum powder, a product typically used in baby powder and other personal care products, has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer.
Johnson & Johnson is currently the subject of numerous class action lawsuits filed on behalf of women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using the company’s talcum products Baby Powder® and Shower to Shower®.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and you believe the diagnosis may be linked to the use of talcum powder, you may be eligible to file a talcum powder cancer lawsuit.
The defective product lawyers at Phillips Law Group are investigating all cases of ovarian cancer that may be linked to talcum powder.
We encourage potential victims and their families to call our hotline at 1-800-706-3000 for more information.
Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer: A Scientific Link
Talcum powder is a soft, white powder that has been used for decades to help keep skin dry, neutralize odors and prevent rashes. It is made from talc, which is a naturally occurring mineral that contains magnesium, silicon and oxygen.
Although talc is a natural substance, experts believe it contains cancer-causing properties that are intensified when it is processed for use in healthcare products. This belief is strongly supported by decades of scientific research.
In a landmark study published in The Lancet medical journal in 1971, scientists discovered small particles of talc embedded deep inside the cells of numerous ovarian tumors. In a 1982 study, scientists determined that women who use talcum powder for feminine hygiene while ovulating have a 92 percent higher chance of developing ovarian cancer.
And in 2013, a scientific analysis of eight case studies revealed women who use talcum powder for feminine hygiene have a 30 percent higher risk of contracting ovarian cancer, regardless of their ovulation cycle.
Several more studies have also denoted a correlation between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. Endometrial cancer, cervical cancer and lung cancer have also been linked to talcum powder through scientific studies.
Women who have suffered from gynecological cancer after using talc-based powders may be entitled to file a talcum powder cancer lawsuit.
Don’t delay. Call our hotline at 1-800-706-3000 for help with your talcum powder cancer lawsuit today.
Latest Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit
In February 2016, a Missouri jury awarded $10 million in damages to the family of a local woman whose terminal ovarian cancer was attributed to her use of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products for more than 35 years.
After diagnosing the woman with cancer, doctors were unable to determine a genetic or environmental cause for her disease. However, upon learning the woman used talcum powder as part of her regular feminine hygiene routine, doctors concluded her cancer was caused by the talc in the products.
The jury also demanded the company pay the victim’s family $62 million in punitive damages. The jury handed down this decision after reviewing several of Johnson & Johnson’s internal documents that allegedly indicated the company knew about the deadly connection between its talcum powder products and ovarian cancer for decades, yet it intentionally chose not to disclose this information to potential consumers.
Instead, the company heavily marketed its Shower to Shower powder for feminine hygiene, suggesting the product be used daily to help control unwanted feminine odors.
At Phillips Law Group, we believe more than ten percent of the 20,000 to 30,000 new cases of ovarian cancer that are diagnosed each year are linked to Johnson & Johnson talc-based products, specifically Baby Powder and Shower to Shower powder.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder, call 1-800-706-3000.
Contact our Arizona Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Attorneys
Despite federal regulations meant to protect consumers from defective products, neither the Food & Drug Administration nor Johnson & Johnson have warned women about the dangers of using talcum powder.
Following the outcome of the Missouri trial, Johnson & Johnson was encouraged to post its internal documents on its website in order to warn the public. However, there are still no warnings posted to the company’s site, and Johnson & Johnson has stated it has no current plans to add warnings to its website or its products’ labels.
“Failure to warn” is a common cause of defective product claims. Labels and marketing materials should provide consumers with information regarding all of a product's possible side effects. When a company fails to warn the public, innocent people get hurt.
At Phillips Law Group, we understand the devastating impact a cancer diagnosis has on victims and their families, and we believe all companies that produce and sell defective, cancer-causing products should be held accountable for their illegal and unethical actions.
Contact us today - we can help determine if you are entitled to file a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit, and we can take the appropriate legal measures to develop a strong case in your favor.