You are probably on this page because you or a loved one recently received an ovarian cancer diagnosis and you used Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products. Medical studies have linked long-term use of talc powder products like J&J baby powder and shower-to-shower powder with an increased risk in developing ovarian cancer and other deadly forms of cancer.
A talc ovarian cancer study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health discovered a 36 to 41 percent increase in ovarian cancer in women who used talc powder. Another study published in 1996 was done by examining the ovaries of women who had had them removed for reasons other than ovarian cancer. In that study, talc powder was found in all ovaries including the ones from women did not use talc powder on themselves. The results of this study suggest that talc powder could reach the ovaries of women who use talc powder.
Toxic Asbestos Fibers Found in Talc Powder
When the spotlight was placed on the health risks of talc powder, experts discovered the presence of toxic asbestos fibers in talc powder products. This was a shocking revelation since asbestos is associated with many serious health problems, including the incurable form of cancer known as mesothelioma.
Medical experts discovered that asbestos, a known carcinogen, can be intermingled with mineral talc, which is the primary ingredient in Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products. In fact, asbestos fibers and talc particles have been found in the ovarian tissues of many of women who wound up developing cancer.
Johnson & Johnson Knew About the Health Risks of Talc and Did Practically Nothing
There is evidence that Johnson & Johnson knew about the risk of women developing ovarian cancer since the early 1980s. Did they warn consumers? No. They continued to sell talc products opting for profits over consumer safety.
Fighting for Justice in the Court
Women are standing up for their rights and pursuing financial restitution for their harms and losses. For example, a jury in Missouri decided against Johnson & Johnson awarding $72,000,000 to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her use of the company's talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for several decades.
These talc cancer lawsuits consider talc powder to be a toxic tort. The basis of these lawsuits seek financial restitution against numerous talcum powder mining companies, refiners, manufacturers and product distributors for continuing to manufacture, market, and sell a product that has been medically proven to cause cancers such as ovarian cancer.
Talc Powder Products That Could Put Your Health at Risk
- Johnson & Johnson Talc Baby Powder
- Shower-to-Shower Absorbent Body Powder
- All other talcum powder products.
You Need to Take Action Now
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 consult.
Such negligence is outrageous and our firm is ready to fight. Now is the time to speak to an experienced law firm. You do not get an infinite amount of time to file a lawsuit against a talc powder manufacturer. You should seek out legal representation sooner rather than later. Contact our firm by filling out the quick contact form on this page or by calling the number above. An attorney will respond within hours.
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You Only Have a Finite Amount of Time to File a Legal Claim
In Virginia, North Carolina, or elsewhere, the amount of time you have to file a talc powder cancer lawsuit will be dictated by the statute of limitations. This is a period of time, set forth by a state legislature, that allows for the filing of a civil claim against a defendant like Johnson & Johnson. If you do not file a lawsuit within this time period, you could be prohibited from ever pursuing a financial recovery against the corporation that harmed you or a loved one. This is why you need to take action sooner rather than later.
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