Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer
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For decades, many women have used products containing talc on their genitals to keep the groin area cool and comfortable. Unfortunately, research has shown that long-term use of talcum powder is linked to ovarian cancer. Worse, it is quite likely that Johnson & Johnson, a manufacturer of products containing talc, was aware of this danger and continued to market the products as safe for long-term use.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using a product such as Johnson’s Baby Powder or Johnson’s Shower to Shower, contact the Law Offices of James Morris today. You may be entitled to financial compensation.
What is talcum powder?
Talcum powder is a household product made from talc, a white clay mineral with absorbent properties in powdered form. Medical professionals have long been aware that inhaling talc can cause lung disease, but for decades, it was considered safe for topical use. Johnson & Johnson’s popular products, Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, have been used by millions of women, either applied directly to the genitals or sprinkled on sanitary pads and birth control products.
The link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer has been known since at least 1971, when a study found talc particles in the ovarian tissue of women who were being treated for cancer. Research revealed that talc particles can quickly and easily make their way into the reproductive organs, possibly in as little as 30 minutes.
However, Johnson & Johnson continued to market its products as safe for feminine hygiene use for decades after that connection became known.
Legal rights of talcum powder cancer victims
Already, Johnson & Johnson is facing many pending product liability lawsuits filed by women who used talcum powder products for decades before being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. These lawsuits allege that the pharmaceutical giant failed to appropriately warn consumers of the risks associated with its products.
We are currently reviewing cases on behalf of long-time users of talcum powder products who have received a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Our attorneys would be happy to meet with you free of charge. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights.