For several decades, scientific studies have indicated a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer.
Despite these studies, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson continues to manufacture and sell talcum powder products, alleging they pose no risk to consumers’ health.
If you or someone you love use talcum powder and have been diagnosed with ovarian, cervical, or any other form of gynecological cancer, contact the knowledgeable product liability attorneys at the Arnold Law Firm today.
We will listen carefully to your case and determine if you are eligible to file a talcum powder cancer lawsuit. All of our consultations are free, and we only get paid if you win.
Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer: The Scientific Proof
“Talcum” is a white, finely-ground powder made from talc, which is a naturally occurring mineral that contains silicon, magnesium and oxygen. Although talc is organic, scientists believe it becomes highly cancerous once it is processed for use in healthcare products.
In 1971, a landmark scientific study published in the renowned medical journal The Lancet, described scientists finding tiny particles of talc embedded deep inside the cells of numerous ovarian tumors.
In 1982, another medical study determined that woman who use talcum powder for feminine hygiene during ovulation have a 92 percent higher risk of developing ovarian cancer.
And in 2013, an analysis of eight case studies revealed that women who use talcum powder for personal hygiene, regardless of their ovulation cycle, have a 30 percent higher risk of developing ovarian cancer.
Despite decades of evidence from a multitude of scientific studies, Johnson & Johnson has never issued a warning about the potentially life-threatening effects of using its talcum powder products.
Many victims feel the company should face criminal charges for not affixing warning labels to its Baby Powder® and Shower to Shower® products. There is substantial evidence that alleges the company knew about the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer, yet it continued to manufacture and promote its talc-based products as a safe and effective way to “keep odors away” when used as a part of a daily feminine hygiene routine.
Therefore, if you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder® or Shower to Shower® powder, you may be eligible to file a talcum powder cancer lawsuit and receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer: Lawsuits and Verdicts
In February 2016, a jury in Missouri awarded $10 million in compensation, plus an additional $62 million in punitive damages, to the family of an ovarian cancer victim who had used Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based Shower to Shower® powder for more than 35 years.
Initially, the woman’s doctors could not find any known genetic or environmental cause for her disease. However, once her doctors became aware of her routine use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene, they concluded this was most likely the cause of her terminal cancer.
In 2013, a South Dakota woman filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using Shower to Shower® for feminine hygiene for nearly 30 years. The jury determined that Johnson & Johnson should be held accountable in the case; however, no monetary compensation was awarded to the victim.
To date, more than 1,200 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson regarding its talcum powder products. The lawsuits claim the company knew about the cancer risks associated with its Baby Powder® and Shower to Shower® talcum products, yet it failed to warn consumers.
The connection between talcum powder and ovarian cancer is a real and growing concern, and the compassionate lawyers at the Arnold Law Firm want to help all cancer victims and their families get the justice they deserve.
If you believe you or a loved one’s ovarian cancer resulted from using talcum powder products, contact us today for a free, no obligation review of your Johnson & Johnson talcum powder lawsuit claim.
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