Talcum Powder Lawsuit
Talcum powder has been shown to increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer in women who use the products for feminine hygiene.
Johnson & Johnson, a manufacturer of popular talcum products Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, has been accused of hiding these risks and failing to warn women who use its products.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder or baby powder, you may be entitled to file a talcum powder lawsuit for compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
Contact Goldberg Finnegan today to learn more about your legal options. We have a proven record of securing favorable verdicts and settlements for our clients and do not get paid unless you win.
Lawsuits Filed Against Johnson & Johnson
More than one thousand talcum powder lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson claiming that the company knew about the risks of developing cancer after using talcum powder, yet failed to warn consumers.
In February 2016, a jury awarded a woman’s family $72 million in damages and found Johnson & Johnson liable for fraud, negligence, and conspiracy. The woman had used the company’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products for feminine hygiene for more than 35 years before she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and later died in October 2015.
In 2013, a jury in South Dakota concluded that there was a link between a woman’s ovarian cancer and talcum powder. She had used Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder products for about 30 years before being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2006.
If you believe your cancer was caused by talc powder, a talcum powder lawsuit may be right for you.
Link Between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer
Researchers have been studying the potential link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer for decades. Although talc is a natural mineral used in a variety of products, the body has a difficult time removing the particles, which can lead to inflammation and the formation of cancerous tumors.
In 1971, one of the first studies on the topic found talc particles deeply embedded within ovarian cancer tumors. Several years later, a 1962 study of more than 120,000 female registered nurses identified a moderate increase in the risk of ovarian cancer after using talcum powder.
Then in 1982, a landmark study found that women using talc powder for female hygiene during ovulation had a 92 percent increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.
More than 20 additional studies have since been conducted on the topic, almost all of which have identified a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer.
Both the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute have included talcum powder when applied to the genital area as a risk factor for ovarian cancer.
Failure to Warn Consumers
Despite numerous studies linking talcum powder to increased risks of ovarian cancer, Johnson & Johnson continues to sell products that contain talc powder.
And despite countless calls for the company to add a warning label to its products, it continues to fail to warn consumers about these dangerous risks.
Goldberg Finnegan believes that manufacturers have a duty to keep consumers safe from harm. That is why we are dedicated to pursuing justice on behalf of the injured through talcum powder lawsuits. You deserve compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages you have suffered as a result of this company’s negligent decisions.
File a Talcum Powder Lawsuit Today
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No one deserves to suffer because of the negligent actions of someone else. We will help you fight for your rights through a talcum powder lawsuit. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today to see if a talcum powder lawsuit is right for you.