A growing body of scientific evidences suggests that women who regularly use talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes may be more likely to develop ovarian cancer.
The American Cancer Society even warns that the risk of ovarian cancer may be increased with perineal talcum powder use, while the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) characterizes the practice as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”
Yet Johnson & Johnson has never included any ovarian cancer warnings on its talc-based powders, including the ever-popular Baby Powder. And while some of the company’s competitors have replaced talc in their body powders with corn starch or arrow root, Johnson & Johnson has done nothing to mitigate this risk.
Thousands of women – or their surviving loved ones – claim that their long-term use of Baby Powder and Shower-to Shower resulted in an ovarian cancer diagnosis and are now pursuing talcum powder lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson. Juries have even awarded a handful of these plaintiffs multi-million verdicts after finding Johnson & Johnson liable for their illness.
You may be able to take legal action of your own if you or a woman you love was diagnosed with ovarian cancer that may be related to the regular and repeated use of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products for feminine hygiene purposes.
The attorneys at Gilman Law LLP are committed to ensuring that the victims of dangerous consumer products obtain the justice they deserve. Filing a talcum powder lawsuit may be the only way for you and your family to hold Johnson & Johnson accountable and recover compensation for the medical bills and other damages related to your injuries.
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Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer
Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products, including Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower, are a ubiquitous presence in millions of American homes. For decades, the company has promoted its talc-based powders as a means of keeping a baby’s skin clean and dry.
Johnson & Johnson talcum powders have also been aggressively promoted as personal hygiene products, leading generations of women to make Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower a regular part of their daily feminine hygiene routine.
Over the past several decades, however, numerous studies have suggested that the daily application of talc-based powders to the female genitals may promote the development of ovarian cancer. In 1971, for example, British researchers reported that they had detected talc particles in the ovarian tissue of women who had died from the disease.
Most recently, a study published by Cancer Prevention Research in 2013 found that women who regularly used talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes had were 20 to 40 percent more likely to suffer from ovarian cancer.
Talcum powder lawsuit plaintiffs claim that Johnson & Johnson was aware of this potential risk by the 1990s and cite, among other things, a 1992 internal company memo which warned that “negative publicity from the health community on talc (inhalation, dust, negative doctor endorsement, cancer linkage) continues.”
Despite the potential danger, the same memo urged Johnson & Johnson executives to aggressively target talcum powder marketing efforts to African-American and Hispanic women.
Legal Help for Victims of Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer
The attorneys at Gilman Law LLP are available now to provide free legal reviews to anyone interested in pursuing a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson.
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