Talcum powder, a seemingly innocent and common household product, has now been shown to be dangerous to its users—especially women. This substance is often found in baby powder and body powder. Some studies have demonstrated that talcum powder use can lead to ovarian cancer. This deadly type of cancer leads to approximately 14,000 deaths annually. As a result of these revelations, lawsuits are beginning to crop up against the manufacturers of dangerous products that contain this potentially harmful substance.
Five Points About Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits
Interested in learning more about the dangers of talcum powder and the resulting ovarian cancer lawsuits? The following is an overview:
- Some researchers allege that talc, once a key ingredient in talcum powder, has been shown to cause ovarian cancer when used by women for perineal hygiene.
- One Harvard epidemiologist, Dr. Daniel Cramer, alleges that as many as 10,000 women per year develop ovarian cancer as a result of baby powder use.
- Johnson & Johnson is one major manufacturer accused of failing to warn consumers of the risks of talcum powder found in its talc-based baby and body powder.
- In 2013, the first talcum powder ovarian lawsuit was brought against Johnson & Johnson. The case was fought in federal court in 2013. The company ultimately lost the lawsuit.
- During the course of the trial, attorneys admitted that executives within the company were aware of the association between baby powder and ovarian cancer. They did not disclose this risk through a product warning, however, because they did not consider the risk to be significant enough.
Did Talcum Cause Cancer in You or a Loved One?
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after use of talc-based baby or body powder products, it is important to seek immediate legal assistance. You may have grounds to pursue a claim against the producer of these products. This could lead to valuable compensation that will help you to address costly medical bills, lost income, and the pain and suffering associated with this deadly disease. When you are ready, we are here to help. Contact us toll free at (800) 237-3334 today for assistance or fill out a contact form to schedule a free consultation.