Talcum Powder Lawsuits
The International Agency for Research on Cancer has qualified talc-based powders as likely cancer-causing. Research indicates that talcum powders, such as Johnson & Johnson’s, lead to an increased risk of ovarian cancer.
Despite the research, Johnson & Johnson has continued to maintain their talcum-based powders are safe to use. Lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson allege that the company has failed to adequately warn consumers of the risks associated with their products.
What is Talc?
Talc, used to make talcum powder, is a naturally occurring mineral that absorbs moisture and reduces friction. Talcum powder is used in a number of products including medicated powders, baby powders, cosmetics, and feminine hygiene products.
Is Talcum Powder Linked to Cancer?
Studies have indicated varying degrees of risk linked to talc-based products. While some research is still inconclusive, a number of trials and studies link talc-based powders to a higher risk for ovarian cancer.
Harvard epidemiologist, Dr. Daniel W. Cramer, found that women who used talcum powder were at nearly twice the risk of developing ovarian cancer.
What Should I Do If I’ve Been Using Talcum Powder?
Women using talcum powder as a feminine product should discontinue use. In May of 2020, Johnson & Johnson announced it would discontinue selling talc-based baby powders in the United States. The company denied any allegations that its products were linked to health concerns, and cited decreased demand as the reason.
The announcement, however, came shortly after the Food and Drug Administration found asbestos in their product.
Can I File a Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson?
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, or an associated condition, after using a talc-based powder, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation.
Lawsuits are being actively filed, and billions in damages have already been awarded. Pharmaceutical giants, Johnson & Johnson, failed to warn consumers of the associated risks with their products.
Associated conditions, in addition to ovarian cancer, include cervical cancer, uterine cancer, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.
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