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Talcum Powder  Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Recent lawsuits claim the manufacturers of baby powder failed to warn users of the increased risk of ovarian cancer and mesothelioma when women use these products for personal hygiene. According to the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, frequent talcum powder use on the female genital area increases the risk of cancer between 30–60%. The more often a woman uses it, the more likely she will experience cancer.

We believe the evidence shows that manufacturers of talcum powder have known for more than 40 years that the powder can cause ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. However, these companies intentionally made the decision not to warn women that the powder could cause cancer by entering the lungs or the vagina after being applied for personal hygiene, and especially after use on the genital area or on sanitary napkins.

If you used talcum powder for feminine hygiene and were later diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma, you may be able to hold the manufacturer accountable for putting profits before the lives of their customers by making them pay for the damage their product has caused you and your family.

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit FAQ

What is baby powder made from?


Baby powder is essentially Talcum Powder. Talcum powder is made from talc minerals like silicone and magnesium that can be found naturally. These minerals are ground into a fine powder to make talcum powder.




What products contain talcum powder?


The main talc products used for personal hygiene are: Johnson’s Baby Powder by Johnson & Johnson; Shower to Shower by Valeant Pharmaceuticals; and Baby Magic Baby Powder by Baby Magic. Talc can also be found in numerous other products from cosmedics and antacids to contraceptives.




If I use talcum powder, am I at risk for Ovarian cancer?


Research has showmn that women who used talc based products for feminine hygiene are 30% more likely to develop cancer. The risk is greatest for women who used Shower to Shower, baby powder, talc powder tampons or sanitary napkins regularly.




Why are we just finding out about the link between talc products (Baby Powder) and ovarian cancer.


Many studies as early as the 1970's and 1980's found links between talc and Ovarian Cancer but the manufacturers, who performed the studies or paid to have them preformed, chose not to alert their customers to the dangers of their products.




How can I know if my Ovarian Cancer was caused by talcum powder?


Doctors have been able to do annalysis on tissue biopsies taken from the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and pelvis area of women with cancer and were able to find talc particles were still present in the tissue of these women. If you had a biopsy done, and it was preserved we can have it tested for talc particles at no cost to you. You can also check with your treating physician about obtaining your samples and having them tested yourself.




What can I do if I believe my cancer was caused by using talcom products?


We suggest you contact a lawyer immediately to discuss your case. The expertise needed to prove you claim is extensive and you need an attorney who has the knowledge of the law and a expansive netwrok of experts and lawyers they can call upon to help you investigate your case. There have been several jury verdicts against the manufacturer of Talcum based products and recently a group of 22 women in Missouri were awarded $4.69 billion, $215 million per plaintiff, after finding Johnson & Johnson was at fault for causing the women's cancer. Time may be running out for you to file a claim. Contact us at (662) 728-9733 or through any of our online methods to discuss your case with an attorney and get started today!





If you or a loved one developed cancer after using talcum powder, call Langston and Lott, PLLC today to speak with an experienced attorney or complete our online case evaluation form below and let our law firm help you hold the manufacturer responsible for the harm caused by their product.

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