Research linking talcum powder to ovarian cancer has been accumulating since the 1970s. Hundreds of women who used Johnson & Johnson’s talc products, including Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, are now pursing legal claims against the company for its alleged failure to warn consumers that the use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes could increase a woman’s risk for ovarian cancer.
The nationwide law firm of Bernstein Liebhard LLP is investigating the purported association between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. If you or a loved one developed this devastating disease following years of regular, repeated use of a talc-based product for feminine hygiene purpose, please call (888) 994-5118 to learn more about the legal options that might be available to you.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Women’s Health has agreed to fund a study investigating the possible link between cosmetic talc use and ovarian cancer. A posting on the agency’s website notes that talc’s effects on the tissues that make up the female genital system have not been adequately investigated. Read More
The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, says applying talc to the genital area could be “possibly carcinogenic to humans”. Since the 1970s, a number of studies have suggested that talc particles could travel to the ovaries and cause inflammation – potentially increasing the risk of certain cancers.
Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer Baby Powder and Shower to Shower , has been named in more than 1,200 product liability claims that allege its talcum powder products caused ovarian cancer; Two cases have already been hard by juries, including a Missouri lawsuit that ended in February 2016 with a $72 million verdict in favor of the plaintiff. In October 2013, a Sioux Falls, South Dakota jury found that the use of Johnson & Johnson’s products contributed to the development of ovarian cancer in another woman. However, no damages were awarded in the case.
While ovarian cancer only accounts or about 3%of the cancers affecting women, it kills more victims than any other female reproductive cancer. The early symptoms are usually vague, which can delay diagnosis until the malignancy reaches an advanced stage.
Symptoms that may be associated with ovarian cancer include:
Did you regularly and repeatedly use talc-based products for feminine hygiene prior to your ovarian cancer diagnosis? If so, you may be entitled to file a talcum powder lawsuit of your own. To learn more about the possible link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer, please call (888) 994-5118 to arrange for a free, no-obligation legal review with one of our attorneys.
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