Have you used Johnson & Johnson’s Talcum Powder, commonly referred to as “Baby Powder” or “Shower to Shower” body powder?
A St. Louis jury recently awarded $72 million to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer after years of using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder (“Baby Powder”).
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and used talcum powder for at least 5 years, you may be entitled to significant compensation.
For almost 100 years women have used talcum powder for feminine hygiene. When the powder is applied for feminine hygiene purposes, research suggests the talc fibers may migrate into the fallopian tubes, uterus and ovaries. As early as 1971 a study was conducted finding that talc fibers, the central ingredient of talcum powder, may cause cancer if the fibers enter the vagina.
Talc fibers can remain in the body for decades causing inflammation which may lead to the development of tumors. This is why many researchers believe talc leads to ovarian cancer.
Currently, the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society consider the use of talcum powder on the genitals a risk factor for ovarian cancer. Popular talcum powder products include Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower and Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder.
Johnson & Johnson is currently facing hundreds of lawsuits for their refusal to provide adequate warnings about ovarian cancer on their product labels. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have a history of using talcum powder for at least five years, call Walton Telken, LLC for a free consultation at 1-618-272-2284, 1-844-307-7349 or click the the “Free Case Review” button on this page.