A lawsuit against talcum powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson and talc distributor Imerys Talc America alleges that the companies purposely hid the link between talcum powder and the risk of cancer. The lawsuit also alleges that the companies had a dedicated team whose job it was to conceal the health risks from talcum powder consumers. After the defendants brought a motion to dismiss, a circuit court judge denied the motion, permitting the civil conspiracy claim to remain in the lawsuit. The civil conspiracy claim in this lawsuit is more specific and potentially more damaging to the defendants than the claims in other related lawsuits, which allege that various talcum powder producers did not adequately warn consumers of the health risks associated with the products even though the companies knew about them. Although the judge dismissed a concert of action claim brought in the same lawsuit, this denial of the motion to dismiss the civil conspiracy claim is great news for anyone who has suffered negative effects after using the powder. Multiple talcum powder lawsuits have been brought in recent years against talcum powder manufacturers and promoters, including Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi US, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Chattem and Imerys Talc America. Many of the suits allege that the defendants have targeted advertisements at women while touting talcum powder as a safe product even though they were aware of the potentially serious health risks. Research linking the use of talcum powder to an increased risk in developing ovarian cancer reaches back to the 1970s and 1980s and has been confirmed in recent years. According to a study from Cancer Prevention Research that was released in June 2013, there is a 20-30% increase in risk of getting ovarian cancer for women who used talcum powder personally. Women who have used the powder for female hygiene are especially susceptible to this potentially fatal health risk. A 1968 study concluded that the fibers in talc were similar to those found in asbestos. Because of extensive studies, the Canadian government has acknowledged that talcum powder can cause cancer, and manufacturers of condoms have even stopped using talc since the 1990s.
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