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Talcum Powder Injury Lawyers


Talcum Powder is made from talc and is marketed to absorb moisture and also to provide soft, slippery surfaces that reduce friction. These traits make Talcum Powder a common ingredient in many personal care products such as baby powder, and adult boy and facial powders, as well as in a number of other personal care products. If you have contracted ovarian cancer or another injury from Talcum powder contact us today.

Talcum Powder is made from talc and is marketed to absorb moisture and also to provide soft, slippery surfaces that reduce friction. These traits make Talcum Powder a common ingredient in many personal care products such as baby powder, and adult boy and facial powders, as well as in a number of other personal care products. If you have contracted ovarian cancer or another injury from Talcum powder contact us today.

What is Talcum Powder?

What is Talcum Powder?

Talcum Powder is made from talc and is marketed to absorb moisture and also to provide soft, slippery surfaces that reduce friction. These traits make Talcum Powder a common ingredient in many personal care products such as baby powder, and adult boy and facial powders, as well as in a number of other personal care products.

Gruber Law Offices, LLC are now reviewing potential talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits on behalf of women who have used:
• Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder
• Shower-to-Shower Baby Powder
• Other Talcum Powder Products

What is Talcum Powder?

How Talcum Powder Used and Why is it Dangerous?

How Talcum Powder Used and Why is it Dangerous?

These hygiene products are used to absorb moisture, keep skin dry, and help prevent rashes. After being marketed towards women to use routinely as a way to stay cool, comfortable, and free of vaginal odor, talcum powder is commonly dusted on private parts, towels, underwear, and sanitary napkins.

The powder can travel from sanitary napkins, diaphragms, and condoms through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes to the ovaries, according to the American Cancer Society. Once the talcum powder enters the reproductive tract women may have an increased risk of ovarian cancer.

Although Talcum Powder has been a household and bathroom staple for years, the lawsuits allege women who apply the powder regularly to the genital area are at an increased risk for ovarian cancer. Talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits claim the manufacturers have been researching the cause and effect relationship for over 40 years and chose to not include a label or notice warning users.

How Talcum Powder Used and Why is it Dangerous?

Timeline of Talcum Powder and Lawsuits

1971: The first study researching the link between talc and ovarian cancer.
o Researchers found talc in ovarian tumors. 75% of ovarian tumors contained talc.
o If talc powder is applied to the genitals it could migrate through the body
1982: Study published in the journal, Cancer in August of 1982 showed women who used sanitary napkins with talcum powder were three times more likely to develop ovarian cancer as those who did not.
2013: In June 2013 the journal, Cancer prevent Research publish a study showed that talcum powder use in the genital area had a 20-30 percent increased risk of developing epithelial ovarian cancer than those who did not.

 

Lawsuits

2013: A South Dakota federal judge supported a jury’s finding against Johnson & Johnson on a negligence claim in a woman’s lawsuit linking her cancer to the company’s talcum powder. The jury ultimately found J&J liable for failure to warn but did not grant any monetary damages to the plaintiff.
2016: Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72 million to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer allegedly linked to decades of using the company’s talcum-based baby powders. The suit argued that J&J knowingly failed to warn consumers of a supposed cancer risk posed by using its Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products.

Your Legal Options

Your Legal Options

Gruber Law Offices is offering Free Talcum Powder Lawsuit Consultations.

If you or a loved one developed ovarian cancer and were using talcum powder, we are offering free consultations to discuss your legal options. Call us now at (414) 276-6666 to learn more.

 

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