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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 at 1-855-329-2123.

Talcum Powder Use Linked To Ovarian Cancer In Women

Many women regularly use talcum powder products for personal hygiene, including Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Bath Powder. Talc is a mineral primarily made up of magnesium, silicon and oxygen. It sounds relatively safe, right? Well, according to numerous medical studies, talc particles can migrate into the vagina and to the upper genital tract, infiltrating the ovaries and subsequently causing ovarian cancer.

Shockingly High Ovarian Cancer Risk If You or a Loved One Use Talcum Powder 

A prominent medical study involving a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, revealed that women who regularly use talcum powder products on their genital areas saw a 33 percent higher risk of developing ovarian cancer compared to women who do not use talc products. The study asked more than 2,000 women with ovarian cancer and 2,100 without, about their talcum powder use. Other medical studies have pointed to the connection between genital talcum powder use and ovarian cancer. In fact, for long-term users of talcum powder products, there is a 200 to 500 percent increase in the risk of developing ovarian cancer!

Multi-Million Dollar Jury Verdicts in Ovarian Cancer Cases

Multiple juries were shown the evidence that major talcum powder manufacturers like Johnson & Johnson were aware of the dangerous link between talc use and ovarian cancer years ago, and did absolutely nothing to warn consumers. It is a prime example of corporate indifference to the health and safety of the people who keep them in business.

In February 2016, a jury awarded 72 million dollars to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer after regularly using Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Bath Powder for over three decades. The Shower-to-Shower bath product was marketed specifically for feminine hygiene use. The lawsuit alleged that in an effort to increase sales, the company did not warn consumers that its talcum powder products could possibly cause cancer.

In May 2016, a jury awarded 55 million dollars to a woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2011. The victim used Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products for feminine hygiene for nearly four decades. The lawsuit alleged that Johnson & Johnson knew talcum powder posed a serious health risk but continued to sell products containing the dangerous, toxic substance.

In spite of the mounting evidence, Johnson & Johnson continues to both sell talcum powder products and to resist adding warning labels to those products. Outrageous.

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World Health Organization Classified Talc as a Possible Carcinogen in 2006

If you are skeptical of the link between talc powder use and ovarian cancer, consider the fact that in 2006, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer determined that talc powder, when used on the genitals, is a potential carcinogen. Furthermore, in 1999, the American Cancer Society advised women to use cornstarch rather than talc-based products for feminine hygiene.

Call for a Confidential and Free Consultation – 1-855-329-2123

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after regularly using talcum powder products, you may be able to pursue financial restitution for your harms and losses. Our team of experienced personal injury and wrongful death lawyers are investigating and accepting talc powder cancer cases. We may seek to include your case in a talc powder cancer class action, or we could represent you or a loved one individually.

The best way to determine whether you have a claim is to contact our office right away. You can call us on the phone or fill out a quick contact form on this page. If you call and cannot get through due to high call volume, please leave a message and we will return your call promptly. You will get to speak with an experienced attorney, not just a member of our staff. During the conversation, the attorney will ask you a series of questions about your history of talc powder use and determine whether it makes sense to move forward with handling your case.

We have offices throughout the Hampton Roads region of Virginia including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton, Suffolk, and Portsmouth. We also have a satellite office in the Outer Banks (OBX) region of North Carolina. If you live in another state, we can still help you. Our firm has connections throughout the country with fellow attorneys and law firms that specialize in mass tort claims.

Why You Need to Contact Our 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.