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Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit - Important Information from Talc Cancer Lawyers

Multiple media outlets have reported on the shocking connection between Johnson & Johnson talc baby powder  and ovarian cancer. Our team of talc cancer lawyers have fielded many calls from women suffering ovarian cancer, as well as their family members calling about deaths caused by ovarian cancer that may have been linked to their loved one's use of Johnson & Johnson baby powder, Shower to Shower baby powder, or another talc product. Here some of the common questions we have fielded from prospective clients:
  • Does Johnson & Johnson talcum baby powder cause ovarian cancer?
  • Is talcum powder or baby powder bad for you?
  • What are the baby powder ovarian cancer risks?
  • Where are Johnson & Johnson baby powder ovarian cancer lawsuits pending?
  • Is there a Johnson & Johnson baby powder class action lawsuit?
  • Can talc baby powder cause ovarian cancer?
  • Do any talc baby powder and ovarian cancer medical studies exist?
  • Which lawyers are handling Johnson & Johnson baby powder ovarian cancer suits?
If you or a family member used talc containing baby powder for a decade or more, and were diagnosed with ovarian cancer within 5 years of the use of the baby powder, please contact us for a free, confidential consultation.
Over 20 medical studies linked talc powder to ovarian cancer. In fact, these studies reveal that women who have used talcum powder were 33 percent more likely to develop ovarian cancer than women who did not use this powder.
The concern over talc powder causing ovarian cancer was first raised in 1971. Yes, the health problems associated with talc powder use were discovered decades ago. In 1982, researchers discovered that women using talc powder during ovulation were at a 92 percent increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. From there, over 20 studies were performed on talc powder and almost all of them found that women using these products near their genitals were at an increased risk for developing ovarian cancer. In fact, the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society consider talc use near the genitals as a “risk factor” for ovarian cancer. 

Corporate Indifference to Cancer Risk

There appears to be evidence that Johnson & Johnson, the maker of numerous talc-based powders (e.g., Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower) knew about the risk of women developing ovarian cancer since the early 1980s, but failed to warn women using these powders.
If you or someone you know developed ovarian cancer after using talcum or baby powder, our team of talc powder cancer attorneys are here to help. You, or a loved one, may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the powder used when you were diagnosed with ovarian cancer. For more information, contact our team of attorneys for a free, confidential consultation. You can contact us by phone or by filling out the quick contact form on this page. Once you contact us, you will receive a response from an actual attorney.

Lawsuits Have Already Been Filed Against Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson is facing multiple lawsuits alleging that the company failed to warn consumers about the serious risk of developing ovarian cancer when using these products near the genitals. Our firm is not surprised by this revelation. Our personal injury law firm has battled big corporations that put profit over safety. For example, we won a $2.5 million jury verdict for the family of a man who was burned to the death after his lawn mower caught fire. We discovered that the manufacturer was aware of serious safety issues, but took little-to-no action to alert consumers. It sounds like history is repeating itself. 

Johnson & Johnson, and Other Talc Manufacturers, Had a Duty to Warn Consumers About the Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Risk

In 2013, a jury found that Johnson & Johnson should have warned women about the risk of developing ovarian cancer when using its talcum and baby powders near the genitals. In that case,  it was revealed that Johnson & Johnson had knowledge of the link between talc powder and ovarian cancer since the 1980s. Even more shocking, researchers reportedly recommended that the company put a warning for this cancer risk on its talcum powders. However, Johnson & Johnson talc powders do not include any warnings about the risk of developing ovarian cancer.

Talc Powder Products That Could Put Your Health at Risk

  • JOHNSON'S ® Baby Powder
  • SHOWER to SHOWER® Absorbent Body Powder
  • And all other talcum powder products.

Do I Have to Pay a Large Retainer Fee to Hire a Talc Powder Cancer Attorney?

No. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means we only charge clients if we obtain a financial recovery for you through settlement, judgment, or jury verdict. Once we get a recovery, our firm receives a percentage fee.

Time to Take Action - Contact Our Firm Today for a Free, Confidential Consultation

Now is the time to speak to an experienced talc powder cancer lawyer with Shapiro, Appleton & Duffan. We are currently investigating and accepting talc powder cancer cases. If you or a loved one is between the age of 30 and 65 and used talc powder for feminine hygiene the past few years, you may be able to pursue financial restitution for your harms and losses.
You do not get an infinite amount of time to file a lawsuit against the talc powder manufacturer. You should seek out legal representation sooner rather than later. Contact our personal injury law firm's office by phone or by filling out the quick contact form on this page. An attorney will respond within hours.

Why You Need to Contact Our Talc Cancer Law Firm Today

  1. Women for decades have used talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes.
  2. Numerous medical studies have determined that talcum powder, used for this purpose, increases the risk of ovarian cancer.
  3. Companies that sold talcum powders knew their product increased the risk of ovarian cancer yet failed to place a warning on their products.
  4. The lawyers at Shapiro, Appleton & Duffan possess over 80 years of combined legal experience
  5. The firm is recognized as a "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News & World Report (since '10) for personal injury litigation.
  6. Our team of personal injury and product defect attorneys have experience representing clients in mass tort claims and defective product injury and wrongful death lawsuits.
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