Talcum Powder: Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits
What is Talcum? Is Talcum powder dangerous?
Talcum powder is widely used to help keep skin dry and prevent rashes. When the product is used for feminine hygiene,
dangerous talc particles can travel into the ovaries and
remain trapped for years. A considerable body of research has concluded a
30-40 percent increased risk of ovarian cancer among women who regularly use talcum powder for feminine hygiene.
Philip Landrigan, MD, dean for global health and professor of preventive medicine and pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City says,
"The link between talc and ovarian cancer is based on two facts,
much talc contains asbestos-like fibers; and asbestos has been determined by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer arm of the World Health Organization, to be a definite cause of ovarian cancer."
Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits
Johnson & Johnson has denied there are any safety concerns associated with their
talcum powder—therefore there were no warnings required. Jurors seem to disagree
about the safety of talcum powder, however, and have awarded large punitive
damages in the latest trials. The company is facing over 1200 lawsuits.
If you or a family member have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after
the use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder for feminine hygiene,
talk to an attorney as soon as
possible for a free consultation, to ensure your legal rights are properly
protected. Cases are being reviewed right now so don't wait and call now to see
if you have a claim.
Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $55 million to a woman in South
$72 million was awarded to a woman who died of ovarian cancer as a
result of using the talcum powder in St. Louis
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