Talcum Increases the Risk of Ovarian Cancer in Women
Talc has been used for thousands of years as a cosmetic and hygiene product. One of the most notable talcum powder product is Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, which was introduced to the market in 1893. While the powder was catered to infants to prevent diaper rash and smooth skin, women have been using it as a feminine hygiene product.
However, in 2013, a study published in Cancer Prevention Research looked at data on approximately 2,000 women who used talcum powder on the genital area and suggested that those who use talc body powder may have increased their risk of ovarian cancer by 20% to 30%. There are some experienced specialists out there who suggest that tens of thousands of ovarian cancer cases annually may be caused by talcum powder usage.
Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Allegations
Talc contained in Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower Body Powder can travel through the vagina and enter the ovaries. Due to this result, those who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer are often found to have talc evident in their tumors. Despite the fact that Johnson & Johnson and other manufacturers knew or should have known about the potential risks for this dangerous product for years, this information has been withheld from women.
- Common allegations associated with talcum powder lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson include:
- Failure to warn about the increased risk of ovarian cancer from talc powder products
- Providing misleading and false information about the safety of talcum powder products
- Failure to properly research link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer
- Failure to issue recalls for talcum powder products to ensure women are aware of the health risks
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If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer due to the frequent use of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products, we can help you recover your entitled compensation. These lawsuits are handled by our attorneys on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t pay us anything unless we win. Do not hesitate to get the qualified legal assistance necessary to make the best recovery possible.