Talcum Powder Claim
For Women Using Johnson and Johnson Talcum Powder, Ovarian Cancer Poses a Real Risk
Thousands of women spent years using talcum powder on their babies and themselves, not knowing that Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder should have been a concern. But research has shown that the trust that’s been placed in this standard household product has been misplaced, and as a result, roughly 2,500 women are being diagnosed with ovarian cancer per year, and 1,500 are dying of the disease.
For users of Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder, ovarian cancer has suddenly become a genuine concern, as word spreads that the talc that is the product’s main ingredient has been linked to a higher risk of the disease. Making matters worse is evidence that the company has been aware of the association between cancer and its powder for over thirty years, and that instead of taking action to warn its users or to find a replacement material, the company has denied the science and looked for ways to increase its market share.
As a result, there are currently over 1,000 lawsuits pending against the company, filed by women who have been sickened by the product and families who have lost loved ones. As these suits have begun to be heard by juries, victims are being awarded millions of dollars in compensation and punitive damages.
In fact, the evidence is shown in recent trials that J & J targeted African-American women for sales, despite knowing of the ovarian cancer risk!
If you or someone you love has used Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder and has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the company for the damages you’ve suffered.
Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder Ovarian Cancer
In recent months, the link between Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder and ovarian cancer has been highlighted in news reports and on television, and though the company has denied any risk or wrongdoing, women are starting to realize that they may have been victims themselves. Johnson and Johnson’s Baby Powder has been on the market for over 100 years.
It is 99.8 percent talc, a soft mineral known for absorbing moisture and odors. Though it was initially introduced to ease skin irritation, it quickly transitioned into a baby care item, and then the company began marketing it to women who used it on their skin and sprinkled it in their underwear.
More than four decades ago scientists found that ovarian tumors had talc particles embedded within them, and the science since then has supported the idea that talcum powder could increase the risk of ovarian cancer. Despite being aware of this risk, the company has never taken steps to warn women of the dangers.
When a company puts a dangerous product on the market, they can be held legally and financially responsible for the damage that results from the product’s use.
You may be eligible if you used the following products:
- Johnson’s Baby Powder
- Johnson’s Shower to Shower
Medical studies show that women who use talcum powder in the genital area face an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. To find out if you can join the talcum powder litigation, contact us by phone or online for a free and confidential review of your case.
Ovarian Cancer from Talc
Talc is a soft mineral composed of magnesium, silicon, oxygen, and hydrogen. In nature, talc may be found in proximity to asbestos, a known and dangerous carcinogen. Manufacturers must take precautions when mining talc from the earth to avoid asbestos contamination.
Even with these efforts, however, medical studies dating as far back as 1971 through the present have linked the use of talc to cancer in humans.
Researchers have found that women who use talcum powder regularly on their genitals and sanitary pads are three times as likely to develop ovarian cancer when compared to nonusers. In 2006, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recognized talc as a possible carcinogen if used by women in the genital area.
Talcum Powder Lawsuits Allege Failure to Warn
Despite ongoing safety concerns, talcum powder is still used in personal care products marketed to women, most notably Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. Neither the FDA nor Johnson & Johnson has issued any warnings to consumers about the risk of ovarian cancer associated with these favorite products. Talcum powder lawsuits allege violations of consumer protection laws, negligence, failure to warn, and wrongful death.
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