Talcum Powder Lawyer

Hundreds of women have allegedly developed ovarian cancer following long-term use of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and other talc-based powders for feminine hygiene purposes. If you or a loved one suffered similar harm, a talcum powder lawyer can help you pursue compensation for the physical, financial and emotional damages you’ve sustained.

Talc Powder and Ovarian Cancer

For decades, millions of women have relied on products like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower to maintain feminine hygiene. However, in the 1970s, scientist examining ovarian and cervical tumors discovered talc particles embedded in the tissue.  Additional research has since added to concerns, including some studies that were published over the last few years:

  • A 2009 meta-analysis involving 16 different studies linked the regular, repeated application of talc-based powders to the genital area to a 33% increase in the risk of ovarian cancer.
  • Additional research published in 2009 by a team from Harvard University found a 36% increased risk of ovarian cancer associated with the use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene.
  • A 2013 paper published by Cancer Prevention Research found a 20-30% increased risk of ovarian cancer from talcum powder.
  • A study published in Epidemiology in 2015 found that women who routinely applied talcum powder to their genitals, underwear, sanitary napkins and tampons had a 33 percent higher risk of ovarian cancer. Read More

By 2016, Johnson & Johnson had been named a defendant in more than 1,200 product liability claims involving talc and ovarian cancer. However, some talcum powder attorneys believe that the litigation could eventually include hundreds of additional cases.

Talcum Powder Plaintiffs Win Big at Trial

In 2016, two talcum powder lawsuits went to trial in Missouri state court, where hundreds of ovarian cancer cases involving Johnson & Johnson are centralized. The first concluded in February, when the company was ordered to pay $72 million in compensatory and punitive to the family of a woman who had died of the disease. In April, another ovarian cancer victim was awarded $55 million in total damages. According to their lawsuits, both women had used Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products as part of their daily feminine hygiene routine for several decades. Read More

During both trials, the plaintiffs’ talcum powder lawyers presented internal company documents showing that Johnson & Johnson was aware of health concerns involving ovarian cancer since the 1970s. Yet in spite of these concerns, a 1992 document suggested that the company could boost sale by aggressively targeting women who were heavy users of talc-based products.

Why Do I Need a Talcum Powder Attorney?

Financial compensation may be available to those who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer following years of genital talc use. However, you don’t want to take on a mega-corporation like Johnson & Johnson alone. A case of this complexity requires the aid of an experienced talcum powder attorney who can ensure that your rights are protected and that you are treated fairly throughout the entire legal process.

As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge Johnson & Johnson and other big companies. As a result, our legal team has been able to recover more than $3.5 billion on behalf of our clients. If you retain our firm for your talcum powder case, they’ll put those skills and resources to work for you and your family.

If you’re worried about the costs associated with retaining an attorney, you should known that Bernstein Liebhard LLP is now accepting talcum powder clients on a contingency basis. In other words, you will not be required to pay any up-front legal fees or costs unless a recovery is made on your behalf. Our fees will be waived entirely if your lawsuit is not successful.

Contact Our Legal Team Today

The talcum powder lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP provide free, no-obligation case reviews to victims of ovarian cancer that may be related to the use of Johnson & Johnson’ Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower products. To learn more, please contact our office by calling (888) 994-5118.

  1. New York Times (2016) “Lawsuits Over Baby Powder Raise Questions About Cancer Risk” http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/05/23/lawsuits-over-baby-powder-raise-questions-about-cancer-risk/?_r=0
  2. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarker & Prevention (2009) “Talc Use, Variants of the GSTM1, GSTT1, and NAT2 Genes, and Risk of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer” http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/17/9/2436.full
  3. Cancer Prevention Research (2013) “Genital powder use and risk of ovarian cancer: a pooled analysis of 8,525 cases and 9,859 controls” http://cancerpreventionresearch.aacrjournals.org/content/early/2013/06/12/1940-6207.CAPR-13-0037.abstract
  4. Bloomberg (2016) “Johnson & Johnson Has a Baby Powder Problem” http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-baby-powder-cancer-lawsuits/
Last Modified: June 28, 2016

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