Talcum Powder Attorneys Handling Cases Nationwide
Talcum powder is a popular choice for many women who use it daily for feminine
hygiene. Yet this trusted household product may be responsible for causing
a serious and deadly form of ovarian cancer in thousands of women each
year. The link between Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder and
ovarian cancer dates back as early as 1971, when a study of ovarian cancer
patients revealed talc particles in their ovarian tissues.
Yet Johnson & Johnson and talc mining companies have argued against
these findings and managed to keep their dangerous product on the shelves
for 40 more years without restriction or warnings of any kind.
Golomb & Honik, P.C. is currently reviewing claims from women who have
developed ovarian cancer after using a Johnson & Johnson talcum powder product.
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Talcum Powder & Ovarian Cancer
Talc is a mineral comprised primarily of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen.
When ground into powder, talc can absorb moisture and reduce friction.
Talcum powder is widely used to help keep skin dry and prevent rashes.
When used on the genitals, however, dangerous talc particles can travel
into the ovaries and remain trapped for years. These particles can cause
inflammation and lead to the growth of ovarian cancer cells.
Research suggests that talcum powder can contribute to cancer in the ovaries
if particles enter the body through the vagina. One review of data reported
in the medical journal
Cancer Prevention Research indicated that women who regularly use talc-based powder for feminine
hygiene might increase their risk of ovarian cancer by about 41 percent.
Following the 1971 study, numerous studies were published pointing to the
link between talc and ovarian cancer. In 1992, a study found that regular
use of baby powder increased the risk of developing ovarian cancer threefold.
In 2010, a Harvard study concluded that talc in baby powder was carcinogenic
to humans. Yet talcum powder remained on the market unregulated and without
any warning from the manufacturer.
Failure to Warn of Ovarian Cancer Risk
Despite numerous studies that pointed to the connection between talc and
ovarian cancer, neither Johnson & Johnson nor the FDA has ever warned
American consumers of the risks. Even though the Department of Health
and Human Services has concluded that regular baby powder application
leads to higher rates of ovarian cancer, Johnson & Johnson continues
to deny the connections and the risks.
Luckily, judges and juries are not in agreement with the FDA or Johnson
& Johnson. The first baby powder cancer lawsuit was recently won in
2013. A federal jury recently found that talcum contained in some Johnson
& Johnson powders contributed to a woman's ovarian cancer.
The plaintiff in this case was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2006, after
about 30 years of using talcum-based Johnson & Johnson powders-including
the popular Shower-to-Shower body powder-as part of her personal hygiene
routine. The jury found that Johnson & Johnson failed to warn consumers
of a link between the use of talc-based powder for feminine hygiene and
a heightened risk of ovarian cancer.
This outcome gives hope to the thousands of women who have developed ovarian
cancer after using talc-based products. At least one state attorney general's
office is investigating Johnson & Johnson's promotion of talcum
powder products for feminine hygiene, and the company faces additional
pending claims on behalf of women who developed ovarian cancer following
the regular use of its talc-based powders.
Our accomplished lawyers are dedicated to protecting consumers through
class action and individual litigation, and we have an extensive record
of success helping injury victims and their families recover the financial
security they need to move forward with their lives. We believe in holding
negligent manufacturers and companies responsible for the dangerous products
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If you or a family member was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using
a talcum-based Johnson & Johnson powder product, such as Shower to
Shower or Johnson's Baby Powder, for feminine hygiene, please
contact Golomb & Honik, P.C. today for your
free consultation. Our consumer class action attorneys welcome clients from the greater
Philadelphia area, throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and nationwide.