Talcum Powder Lawsuit


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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 one case has already been successful at trial against Johnson & Johnson over failure to warn about the risk of ovarian cancer from Shower-to-Shower Body Powder.


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.

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. Patricia Reply

    i always used baby powder I am 68 years old and have used it for years last late January my stomach started getting big at first I thought it was constipation I was driving a big truck and places you stop for food sometimes is not good anyway tried laxatives tummy kept getting bigger we were in Arizona at the time well my tummy looked like I was 9 months pregnant so I went to emergency room and after tests found out I had a mass in my stomach my daughter flew me home on 29th of January I was in hospital in Jacksonville fla for major surgery they took out 7 and one half of fluid from my stomach also removed mass appendix then I have done 9 months of chemo I got to 97 lbs was scared I was not going to make it but I seem to be okay have not worked in 14 months as I was very ill I am hoping I will be ok this took a lot out of me I was never one sick except for colds once in awhile I just want to live and see my grankids grow up

  2. J. R. Nakken Reply

    I would want to know for sure – with certifiable proof – that a household name such as Johnson and Johnson KNEW that talc might be responsible for ovarian cancer, and did nothing or worse.

    Is such proof available?

  3. Treva Reply

    I also want to know for sure if the many containers of powder I used through my life caused my cancer. I never saw a warning on a container of talc powder, whether it was J&J or any other I used.

  4. Randi Reply

    I’ve used baby powder and powder to powder my entire life. Keeps you dry down there. I suffered cervical cancer quite a few years ago. Could that have been from that powder?

  5. SHERRA Reply

    My daughter who is 26 is suffering now with ovarian cancer and I did use powder on her. What are the qualifying guidelines for her to file a case?

  6. victoria Reply

    Shame shame to all you talc an powders for not saying anything to us moms who used this product on our babys and daugthers.and I myself used this for the same reason to keep things dry.And my mother before me,I’m looking at a long line here people whats up ?Well guess what is checkup time.

  7. Gena Reply

    I had to have a hysterectomy at the age of 29 due to gynecological issues. The results came back as having stage 1 ovarian cancer. I used shower to shower and baby powder for most of teenage and young adult life. I would like to know if the use of talcum powder is associated with ovarian cancer

  8. theressa Reply

    I at the age of 38 had a 23cm tumor on my right ovary. It was so large that it was pushing my organs over. I used shower toshowerever since I was 13 years old. I was still useing Iit after my surgery in 2007. I got cancer again in 2013 and had everything removed down there. I was still useing shower to shower up until 2 weeks ago when I found out about this law suit. This is sad that women were told nothing about this threat at all and yet we are getting sick and some have even died.

  9. Tara Reply

    Ok..what about all the OTHER powders on the market, such as the make up powders we all use. The majority of those are TALC powder.

  10. cal Reply

    how about talcum powder on the anus or rectum?

  11. juan Reply

    my mother have used talc powered for years.Then she began having an abnormal odor down there. We couldn’t figure it out, took her to hospital cause she began getting sick,finally the doctors tell her the odor is coming from her ovaries, she has ovarian cancer.How when they could have sought that long before, as we took her back and forth for test and check-ups? Now they recommended an hysterectomy for her to get better the,Doctors stated and placing her on all this medication She did seemed better for a couple years or better, going routinely back and forth to her appts; she started getting sick again.Our lovely mother passed away last January 7,2014. with a lot of Questions unanswered.Please tell me if you can help me determined if TALC was the initial cause and or malpractice.

  12. bob Reply

    My wife died in 2005 from ovarian cancer she was only 47 she used Johnson baby powder for a number of years maybe if this company would have said something my wife would still be alive

  13. Marvin Reply

    I have used Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower Powder all my Life! Could it caused my Prostate Cancer?

  14. lisa Reply

    I have used this product years ago. Couple of years ago I had cancerous tumors on my ovaries and uterus I had a total hysterectomy. Could this refer to me as well?

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