Studies show that
talcum powder products used in the perineal region increase a woman’s chances
of developing ovarian cancer by 33 percent. Evidence of this link has
been known for more than four decades, but a jury has recently found that
Johnson & Johnson, manufacturer of talcum baby powder and Shower-to-Shower
powder, failed to warn consumers in an effort to protect their own interests.
Talcum Powder Lawsuits Filed Across the Country
Johnson & Johnson has been named a defendant in hundreds of lawsuits
around the country alleging that they failed to adequately warn consumers
of the risks associated with use of their product. In early 2016, the
family of an Alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer linked with talcum
powder usage was awarded $72 million in compensation.
Talcum or “talc” is a natural mineral that is difficult to
remove from the body. Using talcum powder products near the genital region
allows particles to travel into a woman’s ovaries, where they can
embed in tissue and cause inflammation and the growth of cancerous tumors.
The American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute have acknowledged
that the use of talc-containing products near the genitals as a significant
risk factor in the development of ovarian cancer.
Over $1 Billion Recovered for the Injured
Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. is now accepting ovarian cancer cases
linked to use of talcum powder. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed
with cancer and believe that it may have been caused by powder use,
contact us today.
We are available 24/7 to take your call: (855) 295-4737.