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Talc Used in Health Care Giants Products

Posted On 04/21/16

05/05/16 – Breaking News:  “Johnson and Johnson hit with $55 Million Verdict in a case where a woman developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder for feminine hygiene.” Read Full Story Here

Begam Marks & Traulsen, one of the nation’s leading personal injury law firms, is actively investigating lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson.  There are allegations that the “talc” used in the health care giant’s products – including Baby Powder and Shower to Shower –causes ovarian cancer.

Talc is made from ground up magnesium, silicon and oxygen, and it absorbs moisture.  Women have used talcum powder for years to help keep skin their dry and to prevent irritation and rashes.  When used on or near the genitals, particles of talc can migrate into the body and travel to the ovaries.  The talc can remain there for years, causing inflammation and ultimately leading to the growth of cancer cells.

The known link between Johnson & Johnson’s products containing talc powder and ovarian cancer goes back to the early 1970s when studies of ovarian cancer patients showed particles of talc in their ovarian tissue.  A recent study by a Harvard doctor estimates that talc may be a contributing factor in the development of ovarian cancer in as many as 10,000 women each year.  Despite all of the scientific evidence, Johnson & Johnson continued to use talc without providing any warnings that it may cause cancer.

Johnson & Johnson is currently facing more than 1,000 lawsuits alleging its products have led to ovarian cancer.  In late February 2016, a Missouri jury weighed in clearly and strongly on the matter. It ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million to the family of a 62-year-old Alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer allegedly caused by years of using the company’s talc-based products.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer at any stage, used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder or Shower to Shower on genital areas or on sanitary napkins or diaphragms for an extended time, you should contact one of our experienced talcum powder lawyers for a free case evaluation.

Author: Serena C. Montague
Publication Date: April 21, 2016