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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.

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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.

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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56 comments

  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 ….

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