Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuits
Talcum Powder Attorneys Handling Cases Nationwide
Talcum powder is a widely used household substance with many different
purposes. One of the most common uses is as a feminine hygiene product.
Unfortunately, the use of Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder has
been linked to ovarian cancer through studies that found talc in the ovaries
of cancer patients. Despite this connection, talcum powder lacks any cautionary
messages concerning the potential risks of usage.
Golomb & Honik, P.C. is currently reviewing claims from women who have
developed ovarian cancer after using a Johnson & Johnson talcum powder product.
Request a free case evaluation today!
The Link Between Baby Powder and Ovarian Cancer
The mineral talc, the main component of talcum powder, consists of magnesium,
silicon, and oxygen — but talc can sometimes have carcinogenic asbestos
in it as well. Talcum powder, when used as a feminine hygiene product,
can enter the body and stay in the ovaries. From within the body, the
long-term presence of talc can result in discomfort and inflammation.
In worst-case-scenarios, talc particles in the ovaries can cause the development
of cancer. The link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer has been
discovered in cases of both asbestos-containing and non-asbestos-containing powders.
No Warning of the Risks Associated with Talcum Powder
International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified the use of talcum powder in the female genital area as
“possibly carcinogenic.” Although this classification and
various studies have identified a connection between the use of talc-based
powder and ovarian cancer, Johnson & Johnson does not label their
products with a warning of the potential risks.
A July 2018 case resulted in Johnson & Johnson paying $4.69 billion
to women who sued the company based on the accusation that their products
had caused ovarian cancer. The Missouri circuit court awarded damages
to 22 women based on Johnson & Johnson’s lack of warnings concerning
the potential cancerous effects of the use of their body powders.
Work with Our Class Action Lawyers in Philadelphia
At Golomb & Honik, P.C., our Philadelphia class action attorneys have
experience defending those who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer
after frequent use of talc-based Johnson & Johnson brand baby powders.
We are a resource for people seeking answers and peace of mind and we
welcome clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as nationwide.
If you have any questions or have been affected by ovarian cancer as a
result of talcum powder use, please
contact Golomb & Honik, P.C. online or at (215) 278-4449 for your free consultation.