Johnson & Johnson recently announced that the company will discontinue sales and production of talc-based baby powder in the United States and Canada. Although Johnson & Johnson’s Talc-based Baby Powder has long been marketed and advertised for infants, adult women have been significant purchasers in recent decades. Talcum powder aids in absorbing moisture, keeping skin dry and preventing rashes and chafing in feminine areas.
A recent New York Times article asserts that thousands of people, mostly women with ovarian cancer, have claimed that the company knew of the potential dangers of their product yet did not provide warning to their consumers. As of late March 2020, Johnson and Johnson faced 19,400 lawsuits related to the long-term use of talc body powders. Several lawsuits against the manufacturer have recently resulted in very successful verdicts for the claimants.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after the regular use of talcum powder, Gruber Law Offices offers free and confidential evaluations. Contact us today to discuss your legal options.