Attorneys for Talcum & Baby Powder Ovarian Cancer Cases
Mazie Slater is reviewing claims on behalf of women who developed ovarian cancer after using talcum or baby powder near their genitals. Since 1971, more than 20 studies have linked talc powder to ovarian cancer, and, in 2003, an analysis of 16 of these studies found that women using talcum powder were 33 percent more likely to develop ovarian cancer. It has been alleged that Johnson & Johnson, the maker of popular talc-based powders, including “Baby Powder” and “Shower-to-Shower,” knew about the ovarian cancer risk since at least 1982, but failed to warn women using these products.
If you or someone you know developed ovarian cancer after using talcum or baby powder, our attorneys would like to speak with you. You may be able to file a lawsuit against the company that manufactured the powder you used. For more information, contact us today for a free consultation.
Johnson & Johnson Talcum and Baby Powder Lawsuits
J&J is facing a number of lawsuits alleging that they failed to warn women about the risk of developing ovarian cancer when using these products near the genitals. Recently, a jury in St. Louis, Missouri awarded a woman $72 million dollars in her suit against Johnson & Johnson. According to the lawsuit, Johnson & Johnson knew about the link between talc powder and cancer since as early as 1982, when a landmark study found that women using these products as personal powders were at a 92 percent increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. Following the study, researchers allegedly recommended that the company place a warning for this risk on its talcum powders. Despite this, Johnson & Johnson’s talc powders do not include any warnings about the risk of developing ovarian cancer.
Talcum Powder Class Actions
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Johnson & Johnson that also alleges the company failed to adequately warn women about the risk of developing cancer when using its Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products. It is important to note, however, that the lawsuit is only seeking to recover compensation for the cost of the powders on behalf of consumers who purchased the products, regardless of whether they developed cancer.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum or baby powder, the class action lawsuit will not provide you with compensation for medical bills and other damages related to the cancer diagnosis; however, you may be able to file a lawsuit separate from the class action through which you can seek compensation for any damages stemming from a cancer diagnosis, which may include past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and, in the event of death, funeral expenses. Contact us today for more information on filing an individual lawsuit.
Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?
For decades, researchers have been studying the potential link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder. It is believed that talc powder, when used near the genitals, can travel to the ovaries and become embedded in the ovarian tissue. While talc is a natural mineral, it is very difficult for the body to remove the particles and, as a result, inflammation may occur and cancerous tumors may form.
The first publication to suggest that talc may cause ovarian cancer was published in 1971 in the medical journal The Lancet. In the study, researchers discovered that a majority of ovarian tumors had talc particles “deeply embedded” in them. Then, in 1982, researchers found that women using talcum powder during ovulation were at a 92 percent increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. During the next three decades, an additional 21 studies were performed on talc powder, and almost all of these studies found that women using these products near their genitals were at an increased risk for developing ovarian cancer.
To date, both the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society consider talc use near the genitals as a “risk factor” for ovarian cancer. Despite this possible link, Johnson & Johnson and other talc powder manufacturers have not placed warnings about this risk on their products.
Baby Powder Ovarian Cancer Law Firm
If you or a loved one has suffered due to a defective medical device or unsafe drug, contact Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Attorneys today for a free consultation. Our attorneys will respond quickly to discuss your potential lawsuit. We will aggressively fight for your right to a fair settlement or recovery for the injuries or death caused by unsafe medical devices or defective drug.