Johnson & Johnson’s popular Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower
talcum powders have been linked to certain serious forms of ovarian cancer.
Talc, the main ingredient in talcum powder, is a mineral composite containing
magnesium, silicon, and oxygen and has been used in powder form for feminine
hygiene purposes for decades. Since 1971, however, more than 20 different
scientific studies of ovarian cancer patients have revealed that women
who regularly use these powders on the genital area can cause talc particles
to accumulate in ovarian tissues, resulting in an approximately 41 percent
greater risk of developing ovarian cancer.
Despite these findings, Johnson & Johnson and talc mining companies
have fought to keep their product on store shelves without any sort of
warning labels. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has similarly failed
to issue any sort of warning to the American public of the risks associated
with talcum powder use.
Has Johnson & Johnson Been Sued?
Johnson & Johnson is facing several lawsuits regarding the carcinogenic
properties of its products. In 2013, a plaintiff diagnosed with ovarian
cancer in 2006 won a lawsuit filed against the pharmaceutical giant for
failing to warn her of the risks of using their product near the genital
region. The lawsuit alleged that Johnson & Johnson had knowledge of
these risks as early as 1982, yet chose not to include warnings on their
products’ packaging. As a result of this ruling, thousands of women
who developed cancer from talc-based products are eligible to be plaintiffs
in a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer.
Contact Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC
If you have developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder products,
a knowledgeable talcum powder lawsuit attorney from Morris, Cary, Andrews,
Talmadge & Driggers, LLC can represent your interests and help you
seek monetary damages for your suffering. Having recovered millions in
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