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Thousands of women throughout the United States may have developed ovarian cancer from side effects of talcum powder. Lawsuits are being investigated over allegedly inadequate warnings provided by manufacturers who sell talcum-based products under various different names, including Baby Powder, Body Powder and Talc Powder.

STATUS OF TALC POWDER LAWSUITS Product liability lawyers are reviewing potential talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits for women throughout the United States. At least two cases have already been successful at trial against Johnson & Johnson over failure to warn about the risk of ovarian cancer, with one resulting in a $72 million verdict for the plaintiff’s family.


OVERVIEW: Talcum powder is derived from talc, which is a hydrated magnesium silicate. It is used for a multitude of purposes and is in many, if not most, U.S. households in some form or another.

While it is most commonly known as Baby Powder, used to prevent or treat rashes, many women also talc powder for personal hygiene and cosmetics. As a result, many different products are also marketed as body powder, such as “Shower to Shower” and other brand names.

Talc contained in many of these powders is a mineral composed of hydrated magnesium silicate. While talc powder is generally recognized as safe, it may pose serious and potentially life-threatening health concerns when used for feminine hygiene.

TALC POWDER OVARIAN CANCER RISKS: Concerns over the potential link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer has been suspected for decades. However, the manufacturers have sold talc body powder as a safe product, withholding important safety information from consumers.

As early as 1971, researchers found talc embedded in 75% of all ovarian tumors researchers studied. In addition, several studies and reports have confirmed that talc applied to a woman’s genital area may travel through the vagina and into the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries.

In June 2013, a study published in the medical journal Cancer Prevention Research found that women who used talcum body powder as a feminine hygiene produce may face a 20% to 30% greater risk of ovarian cancer compared to those who do not apply talc.

As a result of Johnson & Johnson’s and other manufacturers’ failure to disclose the potential ovarian cancer risks women may face, financial compensation may be available through a talcum powder lawsuit or settlement.

In October 2013, a South Dakota jury determined that Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn women about the risk of ovarian cancer from body powder. The trial involved a 56 year old woman diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2006, after using Johnson & Johnson Shower-to-Shower talc powder. Three doctors who examined her cancer tissue found talc in the tissue using an electron microscope, and determined that her cancer was caused by the body powder.

According to testimony offered by one expert during that trial, it is estimated that 10,000 cases of ovarian cancer may be caused by talcum powder each year.

In February 2016, a jury awarded $72 million in damages to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer, and a separate jury awarded $55 million in another talc ovarian cancer in May 2016, involving a woman who developed ovarian cancer following decades of using the popular products. Another verdict of $70 million in damages was awarded in October 2016 in a similar case.

In addition to ovarian cancer, several recent studies have suggested that talcum powder may have similar effects to asbestos and could cause mesothelioma.

FIND OUT IF YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR A TALC POWDER OVARIAN CANCER SETTLEMENT: Free consultations and claim evaluations are provided by talcum powder lawyers for women throughout the United States who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

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  1. Vivian Reply

    I have been using Johnson and Johnson baby powder ever since i was 18. Then in 2002 i had lost so much blood and came to find out i had 5 fibroids and had to have surgery, do i would have died if i didn’t go to the emergency room. I had a hysterectomy and a blood confusion. But after i learned about this powder thing i stopped using it. Would this be part of suing?

  2. Dorothy Reply

    I used talcum powder for the majority of years. I was diagnosed with stage 2 cancer in 1988. I had several surgeries until 1996. My initial issue started with constipation and discomforts. Do I have a case?

  3. Susan Reply

    I used baby powder for years and had awful periods lost lots of blood went to emergency room and was even told id never have kids. could not find reason as to why I couldn’t ovulate. I have up on life and my hygiene routine with baby powder. I became pregnant. I started my routine again and I’m struggling yet again to get pregnant is this due to the baby powder?

  4. Steve Reply

    My wife used talcum powder all of her life after showers. She developed ovarian cancer stage 4 and passed in 2005 at the age of 53.
    Do not use this product if you are a female.

  5. Velta Reply

    My grandmother passed away from ovarian cancer and she used the powder every day .

  6. frances Reply

    I began using Shower to Shower talcum powder when I was a teen .. then J&J Baby Powder … I had a very rare Lymphoma …I had a partial hysterectomy yrs ago … I wonder if it all came from use the talcum powder ….

  7. Kathy Reply

    My mom used baby powder after showering my entire life. Then developed masses on her ovaries I believe in 2010. It started out with constipation symptoms. She was in ICU for months. The biopsies showed low grade in the masses. But because of these masses she ended up dying from complications in 2015. If it weren’t for the masses she won’t have been constipated; which caused her to become septic.

  8. Martha Reply

    My Mother, an RN used Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder on me and I have always coniinuef to use it.
    I never used the other products offered. The only powder I enjoy and use is Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder no thought to change to a ourser product.
    When I apply the powder I use a powder puff to. lightoy apply.
    I do not rub the powder on my body only lightly dust onto my body .
    I have had yeast infections but never
    Inked them to Baby Powder.
    I am 71 years old and will always use the fine Jphndon and
    Johnson Baby Powder prior to dressing. It makes me feel dry and not sticky!
    I feel no negative towardthis product and would be very sad if it were no longer available!
    I am so sorry to those who have
    Had problems and their families.
    But how were they applying the powder?
    Lightly dusting is the only proper way to apply!
    Rubbing it onto any part of the body is not
    Please don’t take this produce away from we who use it properly!! … And enjoy its use!!
    Please pass on to the attorneys on the other side too!!

  9. Laurie Reply

    my 20 year old daughter was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 5 months ago – I used j&j baby powder on her for years then shower to shower when she was older.

  10. Susan Reply

    I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 at age 64 after using talcum since teens. Am still here by the grace of God and very aggressive treatment. It’s been an emotional roller coaster not to be wished on anyone.

  11. Alex Reply

    My mother also used Johnson and Johnson baby powder much of her life and in 1991 she also developed ovarian cancer too ! She had had a lot of complications since she had treatment for the cancer and continues to have them till this day , as a kid I remembered my mother always using the power for years and part a routine ritual afte she showered I always seen the power rubbed on her upper chest and back, I can t believe that this could have been a result of her having this form of cancer but now and days it doesn’t surprise me that threw science and technology today that they could link this go her cancer sad indeed but suf it is then if anyone deserved a fair settlement it should be her! for all those years till this day living with what could have developed as result of this product and even those that formed the same cancer because of this powered too having to live like that having to go threw radiation surgeries and what not they deserve it very much so not exclude the family members too having to go threw with it with them as well so we’re do we start ? With whom we contact about this ?lmk

  12. Cynthia Reply

    I had minimal menstrual problems as a teenager. I conceived, carried and vaginally delivered three babies (1991,1996 1998). I used J&J powder on my babies and my personal body parts daily. In 2008, I had severe abdomen pain and cramping off and on all year. Finally after doubling over one morning I couldn’t even go to work, I went into ER. They addressed my pain in my uterus area told me see a OBGYN. I did and a vaginal ultrasound reveled my uterus was completely full of fibroid tumors. They said my uterus was the size of a football and it was as if I was 5 months pregnant but not pregnant.
    My question is…why just ovarian cancer linked with talc powder? The powder has to pass through the uterus to reach the ovaries. What about us fibroid tumor girls who suffered and lost our uterus’ due to talc usage? Thank you for your help.

  13. Jerzy Reply

    I have used the talcum powder, I understand that it can be absorbed through the skin, just like anything else, that is why people are using the latex gloves, how many men, got the cancer in the prostate, I strongly recommend that you look into this.

  14. MARY Reply

    My mom use johnson and johnson baby powder for years and she passed away.2005. from
    ovarian cancer.They throught she had just stomach problems.

  15. Stephanie Reply

    I experienced heavy bleeding during my periods I never contributed it to the baby powder. I had surgery to slow down the bleeding. I had the procedure performed 9/11/2006 or 2007. In champaign,Illinois

  16. Belinda Reply

    I have used shower to shower for many years on my breast, private areas and I ended up with breast cancer in June 2014. Surgery in July 2014, cancer treatment…..could the powder have caused my breast cancer also……

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