Talcum Powder Causing Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits
Recent studies have suggested a link between cosmetic products containing talcum powder and ovarian cancer.
In June 2013, Cancer Prevention Research published a study that found women who used talcum powder for personal hygiene had a 20-30 percent greater chance of developing ovarian cancer than women who did not use talcum powder. In May 2015, the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer published studies that found talc use increased the risk of ovarian cancer by 30-60%.
The connection between talc and ovarian cancer was made stronger when scientists discovered talc minerals inside cancerous tumors removed from women’s bodies.
Ovarian cancer is a dangerous form of cancer that is often not diagnosed until symptoms appear.
Usually, once ovarian cancer symptoms begin to surface, the cancer has already begun to spread to other areas. Ovarian cancer is a particularly deadly form of cancer because unlike many other forms of cancer, it is resistant to treatment.
Additionally, there is a high rate of relapse for patients whose cancer has gone into remission.
What are the Criteria for Filing a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
As many as 2,200 cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed each year may have been caused by regular use of talcum powder.
Talc is a mineral made of up various elements including magnesium, silicon and oxygen. Talc is ground to make talcum powder which is used to absorb moisture and is widely available in various products including baby powder and adult products including body and facial powder.
Talc products used regularly in the genital area increase the risk of ovarian cancer.
In February 2016, a jury found Johnson & Johnson knew of the cancer risks associated with its talc products but failed to warn consumers, and awarded the family of our client $72 million. She died of ovarian cancer after using J&J talc-containing products for more than 30 years.
The criteria for filing a talcum powder lawsuit include the following:
- Must be female
- Regularly used Johnson’s Baby Powder or Shower to Shower Body Powder in the genital area
- Has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer
Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits
Our talcum powder attorneys can help if you or someone you care about suffered from ovarian cancer as a result of using products containing talcum powder. Lawsuits have been filed against the drug manufacturers by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by these dangerous products. You may be entitled to a settlement.
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Start Your Talcum Powder Claim
Our talcum powder lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing talcum powder lawsuit claims.