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What is Talcum Powder?
Talcum powder is a white powdery substance derived from talc, primarily made up of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. Because of its property elements, Talcum powder easily absorbs moisture and helps to reduce friction.
Talcum powder is commonly found in women’s cosmetics, baby and face powders, personal hygiene products, and other consumer good products.
Talcum powder products have been the subject of several recent lawsuits after studies showed that regular use of talc for feminine hygiene can increase the risk of ovarian cancer as much as 30%.
Talcum Powder Lawsuits
In 2013, the first federal lawsuit was brought forth against Johnson & Johnson, claiming that women who used the powder for perineal care, had developed ovarian cancer, with talcum powder being the primary cause.
Prosecutors made the claim that Johnson & Johnson executives had known about the causal link between talcum powder and cancer, but yet ceased to take action to create warning labels on the product or initiate a recall. Johnson & Johnson was required to pay $72 million dollars in damage fees.
Now, thousands of women are filing lawsuits against the manufacturers of Baby Powder and Shower to Shower powder – two widely used products that contained talc.
Talcum Powder Lawyers
Our lawyers have helped our clients recover billions of dollars in damages for injuries from dangerous drugs. If we file a talcum powder lawsuit on your behalf, we will attempt to recover compensation for your medical bills, pain, and other expenses as a result of your talcum powder injuries.
If you were diagnosed with ovarian cancer and used talcum powder products for feminine hygiene in the past, you may be eligible to participate in the class action talcum powder lawsuits.
We are proud to provide free legal consultations to anyone who wishes to get more information about these lawsuits. Don’t wait – talk to an attorney today to get more information about talcum powder lawsuits.
Johnson & Johnson has known of the risk for almost two decades. In 1997, an internal memo from a company medical consultant said “anybody who denies” the risk of using hygienic talc and ovarian cancer is “denying the obvious in the face of all evidence to the contrary.”
Ovarian Cancer from Talcum Powder
Several studies have shown a link between prolonged use of talcum powder products and ovarian cancer. The primary concern is that the greater the frequency of one being exposed to talc and applying the powder to the pelvic area, the higher the risk of developing ovarian cancer.
Some studies have shown that regular use of talc for feminine hygiene can increase the risk of ovarian cancer as much as 30%. While it has been difficult to prove a direct correlation between talc and ovarian cancer, many in the medical community advise women against using talc for feminine hygiene because of the possible risk.
Lawsuits for Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer
In 2013, the first federal talcum powder lawsuit was brought forth against Johnson & Johnson. The lawsuit claimed that women who used the powder for perineal care had developed ovarian cancer. Prosecutors made the claim that Johnson & Johnson executives had known about the causal link between talcum powder and cancer but did not create warning labels on the product or initiate a recall. Johnson & Johnson was required to pay $72 million dollars in damage fees.
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